Chocolate Pudding Cake – rich chocolate cake with chocolate bits inside warms the heart.

This chocolate pudding cake is easy to make and is rich, and when served warm, has lots of melty chocolate on top.

A slice of chocolate cake with whipped cream on top

It’s hard to beat this delicious a piece of warm rich and decadent chocolate cake. Growing up my Mom would make this chocolate treat on cold winter nights. When this cake comes out of the oven, it is warm, and the melted chocolate topping is so creamy and delicious.

Chocolate Pudding Cake is easy to make

This chocolate cake is made with very simple ingredients. This recipe has a couple of ingredients that make one delicious cake. A boxed chocolate cake mix and a box of a cook to serve pudding mix are the foundations of this recipe. This will be topped with chocolate chips, and then carefully baked in the oven.

When you make this cake, you will prepare the pudding mix according to the box directions, this will be combined with the dry chocolate cake mix.

mixing together chocolate cake mix and pudding mix

The triple layers of chocolate really set this cake apart from other chocolate cake recipes.

When this cake comes out of the oven, you will want to serve this with either whipped cream, or in a pinch, Cool Whip will work. Either topping will work just fine.

If for some reason you do not finish this cake in one sitting, I suggest that you warm the cake in the microwave the second time you serve this cake.

A slice of chocolate cake with whipped cream on top

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chocolate pudding cake with chocolate chips and whipped cream on top

Chocolate Pudding Cake

You can make a rich chocolate cake with chocolate bits inside warms the heart.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, Chocolate cake, Chocolate pudding cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 476kcal


  • 1 box of chocolate cake mix
  • 1 large box of cook & serve chocolate pudding
  • 2 cups milk
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • In a 3 quart sauce pan over medium-low heat mix milk & pudding until thick - add in cake mix and mix well.
  • Pour into a 9x13 pan (I prefer stoneware). Pour semi-sweet chocolate chips over mixture & bake at 350 for approximately 20 minutes.
  • Cake will be shiny and will pull away from sides of pan.


  • Serve with whipped cream


Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 624mg | Potassium: 440mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 4.3mg

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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Angelique

    I made this recipe as it calls for and the cake part is good and we loved it but the semisweet chocolate overpowered it. Good with vanilla ice cream,

  2. Andrea_lynn362008

    5 stars
    This cake came out extremely moist and tasty. Family loved it and they didn’t miss the frosting. Only one thing about this recipe is that the batter comes out very thick, almost impossible to work with and very hard to spread in the pan. The pudding mix calls for 3 cups of milk. So I am wondering if maybe this recipe should have said 3. I would appreciate any feedback.

    • Stephanie

      The box of pudding mix that I used required only 2 cups of milk. You are right, the mix is very thick, but I believe this was the intent of the recipe.

    • LISA

      I have made this cake a lot but in my recipe I put the amount of oil that the cake originally calls for. And then add 2 cups of milk with the pudding.

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