I’m all about making things as easy as possible. After twenty-two years of life on this earth if that’s the one thing I’ve taken away as a lesson it’s a good one. There’s nothing wrong with making a cake completely from scratch. But I love this recipe so much because you don’t have too! By making a few small tweaks you can take your chocolate box cake mix to the next level. Because this easy moist recipe chocolate cake recipe is going to help make your 2018 a breeze!
My mom’s a great cook. I never grew up hungry. I think in my entire life she made one questionable dish and we ordered pizza that night. But there were two dishes that people would rant and rave about more than anything else – mom’s chocolate cake and her famous crock pot roast.Whenever mom had to take a dessert anywhere, she often took a chocolate cake. Typically in bundt form. People were always so impressed with the texture and taste. To which she would always respond, “It’s just a boxed cake mix that I worked on.” Mom “worked on” quite a few recipes. I don’t know if she got this recipe from a family friend, found it in a newspaper clipping or learned through trial and error. But this easy moist chocolate cake recipe has nevertheless stood the test of time.
I know everyone is probably on a health kick right about now. But that won’t prevent you from being invited to countless potlucks, obligatory bake sales and dinners in the upcoming year. You should feel confident in what you (literally) bring to the table in 2018.
This is a pretty full proof recipe. If even I could make it happen (albeit an ugly version the first time around) with minimal instruction – you’ll be just fine.
Not only do I love the fact that this recipe is easy, I’m pretty psyched you can swap out pudding mixes and cake mixes. The opportunities are pretty endless.
You’re not going to need many special ingredients to make this happen aside from what you would normally use. You’re going to start with a box of yellow cake mix, chocolate flavored instant pudding and sugar. Combine all of these together until they are well mixed.
After you’ve combined your dry ingredients you’re going to add oil, eggs, water and sour cream. Mix until well combined.
Now this is one of the most important steps to a beautiful bundt cake. You’re going to want to spray the bundt pan with cooking spray and dust it with sugar. Make sure that the sugar is evenly distributed over every surface of the bundt pan. I find spooning it in and rotating the bundt pan to be the most effective way to to do this. If you want beautiful perfect peaks, don’t do this until right before you’re ready to bake. Don’t be too trigger happy. The cooking spray will pool at the bottom of the pan and you’ll have one ugly topped chocolate cake! (#methefirsttimeItriedthisonmyown).
You’ll then use a spatula to pour the chocolate cake batter into the bundt cake pan.
Bake this at 350 degrees for 50 minutes and then check if it’s done by inserting a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean it’s safe to say you’re good to go.
When you take it out of the oven be very careful – cakes are fragile at this point in time. Place it upside down (as it left the oven) onto a cooling rack. Leave it there for about 10 minutes.
Then you’ll turn the cake right-side up onto the cooling rack. Leave it there until it has cooled enough for you to remove the bundt pan.
Next you’ll remove the cake from the bundt pan. Once it has cooled you can ice it or warm up icing in the microwave to make a glaze and top it off. You can make icing or just use a container pre-made from the store. If you want it to look a little more modern you can always pipe icing onto the cake with a quart-size bag.
We just got done with the holidays, but if you’re worried about Christmas dinner, think again – we’ve got you covered! What one of your favorite easy potluck recipes?
Thanks for reading!
Easy Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe
- Yellow Box Cake Mix
- 3.9 oz Chocolate Flavored Insta Pudding
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 3/4 Cup Water
- 4 Eggs
- 1 Cup Sour Cream
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Combine yellow cake mix, sugar, and pudding mix. Sift together until all lumps are smooth.
- Add oil, eggs, water, and sour cream. Mix all ingredients until well combined.
- Right before you bake your cake spray a bundt pan with cooking spray. Dust well with sugar.
- Pour the cake mix into your bundt pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 50 minutes. Check with toothpick to ensure it’s done.
- Remove your cake from the oven. Let it rest in it’s current state on a cooling rack for ten minutes.
- Invert your bundt cake so it’s right side up and let it continue cooling. Once cool remove the cake from the pan.
- Ice or glaze.