Chocolate Bundt Cake

Chocolate Bundt Cake with chocolate glaze is an irresistible dessert. You’ll love how easy it is to make with cake mix, pudding, and sour cream. This rich, dark, and moist chocolate cake is perfect for birthdays, holidays, potlucks, and any special occasion. It’s a great homemade cake for chocolate lovers!

glazed chocolate bundt cake on a wire rack.

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Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze

This chocolate cake is so good everyone will want the recipe! This triple chocolate bundt cake is really to die for! You truly can’t find a more moist and decadent chocolate cake out there.

This sour cream chocolate bundt cake always gets rave reviews because it’s so easy to make, so moist, and so perfect for any celebration. You will love this easy homemade sour cream chocolate cake with chocolate chips. It never disappoints and will always cure your chocolate cravings.

Why You’ll Love this Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe

This is a sour cream chocolate bundt cake with cake mix. In fact, this chocolate chip bundt cake recipe is made easy by using a devil’s food cake mix and an instant chocolate pudding mix. The other ingredients are sour cream, eggs, butter, chocolate chips, and almond extract.

Chocolate Glaze – Add more chocolatey taste with a glaze made from chocolate chips, butter, corn syrup, and vanilla extract. It’s perfect for a chocolate lover! And you don’t even have to stop there. You can add a sprinkling of toasted walnuts or pecans and even more chocolate chips on top.

Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe

I like cakes that are not time-consuming and finicky to make, and this chocolate cake definitely falls into that category. This is the best chocolate cake you’ll ever taste, and here’s why:

  • There are no complicated steps, and there’s no need to spend hours decorating. You won’t have to fuss over this chocolate cake recipe to produce delicious results.
  • This bundt cake recipe combines a cake mix with a few extra ingredients for a homemade from-scratch taste. This is a chocolate bundt cake with pudding!
  • You don’t need a mixer to make this chocolate cake; you can whip it up by hand. Sometimes it’s nice to do things the old-fashioned way!
  • This is a sour cream chocolate cake. The sour cream makes the cake super moist. (You can substitute plain Greek yogurt for the sour cream if you prefer).
  • The hint of almond in the cake gives it a multidimensional flavor.
  • The chocolate glaze is silky, smooth, and so divine. It would make anything taste good! It’s the perfect finishing touch to this bundt cake and an effortless chocolate frosting everyone will love.
  • Once you taste this triple chocolate bundt cake, you’ll never be happy with plain old chocolate cake again.
a slice of glazed chocolate bundt cake on a plate

Recipe Ingredients

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Chocolate Devil’s Food cake mix
  • Instant chocolate pudding mix – the 4 serving size (3.4 ounces)
  • Sour cream
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Almond extract
  • Chocolate chips
  • Corn syrup
  • Vanilla extract
  • Walnut or pecans, optional topping
chocolate bundt cake and glaze ingredients

How to Make a Chocolate Bundt Cake

  1. Place cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, eggs, melted butter, and almond extract in a large bowl.
    chocolate bundt cake ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Beat until well blended. The batter will be thick.
    chocolate bundt cake batter in a mixing bowl.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips.
    adding chocolate chips to chocolate bundt cake batter.
  4. Pour the batter into a greased bundt pan.
    chocolate bundt cake before baking.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes.
  6. Cool the cake for 10 minutes then invert it onto a wire rack and cool completely.
    chocolate bundt cake on a wire cooling rack.
  7. Place chocolate chips, butter, and corn syrup in a double boiler over hot water.
    chocolate glaze ingredients in a pan.
  8. Stir until the chocolate chips are melted and the mixture is smooth.
    chocolate glaze in a pan.
  9. Stir in vanilla extract.
  10. Drizzle the glaze over the cake.
  11. Sprinkle chocolate chips and nuts over the cake if desired.
chocolate bundt cake with chocolate glaze, chocolate chips, and nuts on top.

Occasions for a Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake

This bundt cake is a very rich chocolate cake, and a small piece is usually enough. However, on a special occasion such as a family birthday, a big fat slice might be in order – even for breakfast! And, if you would like to make your Valentine’s heart flutter, just present them with a portion of this cake. 

This chocolate cake recipe is perfect for any celebration or just because you need chocolate!

Tips for Baking With a Bundt Cake Pan

You want to be sure to thoroughly grease and flour your bundt cake pan. If the pan design is intricate, make sure to get into all of the details of the pan, so nothing will stick. I like to use soft butter, 

A popular option with home bakers is to use a homemade “miracle” pan release made from a mixture of flour, vegetable oil, and shortening. You paint it onto the bundt cake pan with a brush.

This recipe should take between 55 and 60 minutes of baking time. However, the cake’s doneness is more important than how long it has been baking (ovens vary). Your chocolate bundt cake is done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 

Bundt Pan Sizes

Bundt pans come in different designs, like this standard one, or this beautiful swirled pan, and various sizes. If you’re not sure what size your bundt pan is, use a measuring cup to fill it to the top with water, measuring as you go. When the water reaches the point that it’s just about to overflow, you’ll have the size of your bundt pan.

When making a bundt cake, you want your pan to be about two-thirds full. This chocolate bundt cake recipe will make about 8 cups of batter.

This chocolate bundt cake with cake mix will have the best flavor if you use high-quality chocolate to make the chocolate glaze. (If you want to skip the chocolate glaze, you can dust the cake with powdered sugar).

Read more about cake pan sizes.

How to Store Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake

This moist chocolate bundt cake will last for a couple of days at room temperature. Keep it in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap.

In the Refrigerator – If you want it to last longer, store it in the fridge – it will be good for about five days. Refrigerating is recommended over freezing because of the ganache topping.

In the Freezer – You can freeze any leftover bundt cake in a freezer-safe airtight container or wrap it tightly with plastic wrap and foil. However, keep in mind that the ganache topping will likely not stay adhered to the cake.

If you want to freeze a whole chocolate cake, it’s best to add the glaze on the day it is served. Let the frozen bundt cake thaw at room temperature for 6-8 hours before serving.

To Die for Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake

If you are looking for the best moist chocolate bundt cake recipe, you’ve found it! You will love indulging in this simple triple chocolate chip bundt cake with a chocolate ganache glaze.

top of a chocolate bundt cake with chocolate glaze

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glazed chocolate bundt cake on a wire rack.

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Chocolate Bundt Cake with chocolate glaze made with cake mix, pudding, sour cream, and chocolate chips is an easy and delicious dessert for any occasion.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bundt Cake, Cake Mix Recipes, Cakes, Chocolate Bundt Cake, Chocolate cake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 604kcal


For the Chocolate Bundt Cake:

  • 1 box devil's food cake mix
  • 1 box instant chocolate pudding mix 3.4 ounce size
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

For the Chocolate Glaze:

  • ¾ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Optional Topping

  • ¼ cup chopped toasted walnuts or pecans
  • ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Chocolate Bundt Cake Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a bundt pan. Dust it with cocoa powder if you have some. Do not dust it with regular white flour.
  • Place cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, eggs, melted butter, and almond extract in a large bowl.
  • Beat until well blended. The batter will be thick.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the greased bundt pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes.
  • Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes before removing it from the pan.
  • Invert the cake onto a wire rack and cool completely.

Chocolate Glaze Directions

  • In a double boiler over hot water, combine chocolate chips, butter, and corn syrup.
  • Stir until the chocolate chips are melted and the texture is smooth.
  • Stir in vanilla extract.
  • Pour the glaze over the top of the cake letting it drizzle down the sides.
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips and/or toasted chopped nuts on top of the cake if desired.
  • Transfer the cake to a cake plate or serving platter.


Calories: 604kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 632mg | Potassium: 372mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 912IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 4mg

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. Cindy

    I made this cake to take to as part of a meal I was providing for a family who was grieving the sudden death of their dad. It seemed the perfect comfort dessert. Thanks for the yummy, easy recipe! (I ran short on sour cream so substituted one cup of buttermilk.)

  2. John Davidson

    5 stars
    Never made this before and boy is it good. Everyone loves it and wants the recipe. I might keep it secret for a while. Did not last long around the house. We served it to guests on the porch. So moist
    with an extra something in the flavour that makes it so special.

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