Triple Chocolate Cake

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This is one of my childhood favorites. Foodies, don't scoff at the fact that I used cake mix. This is still a delicious cake and an added bonus is that It's incredibly easy to make.
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Step 1: Ingredients

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8oz sour cream
1/2 cup vegetable oil 
1/2 cup water
4 eggs
Duncan Hines Devil's food mix
Instant pudding (small package)
1 cup chocolate chips
1 tbs cocoa powder
strawberries for garnish

Step 2: Mix everything together

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together the oil, water, sour cream, and eggs in a large bowl using a hand mix. Next, add the cake mix then the instant pudding. Once the batter is smooth, add the chocolate chips. 

Step 3: Prepare the pan

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Coat a bundt pan with grease (I've found that butter works best, but vegetable oil or spray also work). Cover the grease with a layer of cocoa powder. You can use flour in place of the cocoa powder, but I like cocoa powder because it doesn't show on the cake when it is removed from the pan.

Step 4: Bake

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Pour the batter evenly in the bundt pan. Use a spatula to even out the batter on top. Bake for about 35 min. Test with a toothpick to see if the cake is cooked through. The toothpick should be clean when it comes out of the cake when the cake is ready. 

Wait 10 minutes before removing the cake from the pan. If the cake sticks at all, run a knife around the edges to loosen it.

Step 5: Decorate

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Sprinkle the top of the cake with powdered sugar and garnish with strawberries. Enjoy!
donmcgee1 year ago
Love it and the kids and grandkids also love it,sure don't stay around long
Looks so great can't wait to try!
Oh my Hat!!! So I made this cake for my Birthday and tweaked it a little, my mix was too dry so I added some buttermilk in...about 100ml or so and I didn't have chocolate chips but instead chopped a slab of dark baking chocolate up roughly and then I baked it in two sandwhich cake tins. I covered it with dark chocolate ganache and chocolate fudge icing....It was SOOOO sweet with the icing, but SOooooo chocolateey....people almost died it was so nice! Thank you for sharing an amazing recipe!
nanaverm1 year ago
Looks great! What sized Duncan Hines cake mix did you use? I've read that some of their packages have been down-sized by a couple of ounces. Also, can you use NON-instant pudding? Thanks.
nikoala3 (author)  nanaverm1 year ago
I just used the standard size. On the back it should say that you can use it for bundt pans. I did not realize they down-sized the packages, but I made this cake just last week and it worked just fine. Nope, it should be instant pudding!
Thanks for answering.
ooOH yummy, thank you for sharing! My birthday is coming up and I was just looking for a chocolate cake recipe to die for! I'm going to try it!
darklotus1 year ago
This chocaholic salutes you!
TigerMoon1 year ago
At work we have cooking contests, I think the next one will be desserts, I have just found my entry! Thanks! Can't wait to try this!
hands down one of the best chocolate cakes I've ever had, the consistency of this cake was amazing!
armstk1801 year ago
Delicious Cake
you make me hungry :0
nikoala3 (author) 1 year ago
HollyHarken, great idea! I'll have to try that. You would probably have to try a couple different recipes to get the texture right, but I'm sure it would turn out well.

aloggia, your wife has great taste! My mom and I make it for my brother's birthday
every year and It's a big crowd pleaser.

ronnierawlinson, here's a link to an example of instant chocolate pudding:
aloggia1 year ago
This is the cake my wife has been having for her birthday for about 30 years. I've been making it for her for about 20. It is simply delicious.
Yummy! I'm wondering if it will work from a scratch cake instead of using a boxed cake mix.
Tigertame41 year ago
instant pudding does not need to be cooked, just mix in milk and it becomes pudding.
jyh943031 year ago
There are two types of boxed puddings: cook & serve and instant. The instant pudding preparation only requires fluid and mixing. Both types are available in grocery stores.
I am English so do not know what Instant pudding is could someone help please
supereric1 year ago
Beautiful. Triple beautiful.
Thanks for the last piece of cake! Absolutely delicious!!!
I was lucky enough to get a taste test of this wonderful cake. If you are reading this, you should be trying to make your own right now!
randofo1 year ago
This was very yummy.
Sam DeRose1 year ago
I best this tastes great!
jyh943031 year ago
Looks easy to make and delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe 8-)