Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Bundt Cake

This is my go-to chocolate cake recipe.  I’m not a big fan of regular old cake from a mix, but this has enough additions to transform it into a dense, moist, gooey cake.  I rarely even frost it, although it’s fabulous drizzled with this homemade fudge sauce.

I really like to use mini chocolate chips in this recipe if I have them handy.  They almost melt right into the cake!  Rather than grease and flour, I just use a generous coating of Baker’s Joy.  Keep this cake covered at room temperature and it’s even better the next day.

Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Bundt Cake

Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Bundt Cake
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Serves: 8-12
  • 1 (18.25 oz.) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (3.4 oz.) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 10-inch bunt pan.
  2. Beat all ingredients (except chocolate chips) until well blended. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Spoon batter (it will be thick) into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour.
  5. Cool for 15 minutes in the pan before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 12 servings

Who Dished It Up First: I can’t even remember where I originally got this recipe, but I’ve been making it for years.



  1. OHMY ! This cake looks decadent !
    I will have to subscribe to your feed. I am very interested in what you’re showing.
    Thank you for your comment on my blog.

  2. Wow I think I might have gained 5 pounds just looking at that picture! It looks amazing!! Sounds like a keeper, thanks!

  3. This cake is so good, I’ve made it before as well.
    It’s to die for : )

  4. Don’t you need to coat the chocolate chips in flour before adding them to the batter so they don’t sink to the bottom of the pan?

  5. Looks amazing! Pinned :-)

  6. amazing cake! I’ve made it 4 times and we love it! however when i click on the homemade fudge sauce it says i ‘This blog is open to invited readers only’ could you add me please!

  7. I’ve made this for years, but I add 1/3 cup of dark brown sugar to it.


  9. do you think I could substitute sour cream for plain greek yogurt??

  10. Wow!…..delicious, so..so moist cake!

  11. I clicked on the homemade fudge sauce and this is what came up:

    Chocolate Fudge Sauce

    Prep Time: 5 minutes

    Cook Time: 5 minutes

    Total Time: 10 minutes

    1 cup


    1/4 cup light corn syrup
    6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
    3/4 cup heavy cream


    In a small saucepan, combine corn syrup and chocolate chips over medium-low heat.
    Stir occasionally until smooth, 4-5 minutes.
    Whisk in heavy cream until smooth and well blended.
    Serve warm, or cool to room temperature before transferring to an airtight container.
    Store any unused sauce in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

  12. Liz Mathews says:

    My nieces 10th birthday is coming up and she loves chocolate! Can’t wait to make this for her!!! She is going to love it! I’m just sorry I can’t have any…..

  13. Surfer Mom says:

    This is a perfect ,no problem dessert!! My husband and sons love the rich chocolate flavor – I often make it for the ICU residents / Physicians I work w as we’ll-it doesn’t last 30 minutes when they find out its in the house!! I always make extra sauce for it ;)

  14. Can I use a regular 9×13 cake pan and frost it with regular frosting ?

  15. Maria L. Webster says:

    Now that cake mixes are 15 ozs. should there be any changes I should make for this recipe to come out okay. They don’t sell 18 oz. mixes anymore. Anyone tried it recently with the ‘new’ cake mixes?

  16. Making this for my son’s 40th birthday tomorrow. He wanted a chocolate cake and this fits the bill! It’s in the oven right now! Looks yummy and decadent. Thanks for the recipe!

  17. Pattie Lee says:

    I’ve been making this cake for 40yrs, but I was recently asked if it could be made as cupcakes. What are your thoughts?

  18. Hi Danelle. I just love to bake when I have time to myself.
    I am always looking new things to bake like some of yours. I hope
    that is ok with you. The chocolate cake sound wonderful to me.

    Thank you.

  19. This was absolutely amazing!!!!!

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