Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cake


chocolate chip cake recipe

Chocolate Chip Cake using a Tube Pan

Let me tell you that this chocolate chip cake has 14 ounces of chocolate!!  It is so moist and full of chocolate and so very easy to make. I have been making this cake for over 15 years and from the very first time I made it my children immediately said it was their favorite. They are now grown and it is still their favorite! I get request to make this cake from everyone I know because it is that good.

You can also make this cake using a bundt cake pan instead of a tube pan.

chocolate bundt cake

Chocolate Chip Cake using a Bundt Pan

I modified the original recipe many years ago so that I could use more chocolate and to make it really moist. In 2004 I won first place with the cake in a local baking contest.

chocolate chip cake recipe

Above are my ingredients. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees or 325 for confection oven.

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Start by grating your semi-sweet chocolate squares, the picture above shows the remaining grating chocolate after mixing the batter. This grated chocolate will be used on top of the cake after baking.

Mix cake mix, pudding, oil and milk. Add eggs one at a time, beat throughly but be sure not to over beat. Stir in chocolate chips and all but 2/3 cups of grated chocolate.

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Above is the batter after adding the grated semi-sweet chocolate. Once the cake batter is ready, pour into your prepared pan. You can bake this cake in either a bundt pan or tube pan. This time I used a tube pan but either will work fine. Be sure to prepare your pan with a good spray of Bakers Joy. If you miss this step you will not be able to remove the cake from the pan. Bake for about 50 – 55 minutes or until done depending on your oven.

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After the cake has cooled approximately 10-12 minutes, I remove from the pan and then top with the remaining grated semi-sweet chocolate. Once the cake has completely cooled I dust with 10x sugar.

best ever chocolate chip cake

I almost didn’t get a picture of the cake after it was cut, it gets eaten so fast because it is sooo good!!

Give this recipe a try, I promise you will love it! Here is my recipe.

1 -box Duncan Hine Deluxe Yellow Cake Mix
1 – 3 oz box instant vanilla pudding
1 – cup cooking oil
1 – cup milk 2% or higher
4 large eggs
8 oz semi-sweet chocolate squares – grated
6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips

This is the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cake!

From my home to yours, I want to wish everyone 

a very Happy & Joyous Holiday Season!

Happy Baking!


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Christmas Rum Cake


delicious christmas rum cake

Awh.. Rum Cake, it’s so delicious!

I enjoy watching Food Network channel and I will occasionally watch Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman depending on what she is cooking. This recipe comes from Ree’s web site, it is so easy to make, it is very moist and delicious. I love rum cake and could eat it all year long! I will probably make this cake 4, 5 or 6 times between now and Christmas for family and friends. This is a great cake to make as a gift and they will love you for it!

This is an easy recipe since it uses a cake mix.

Ingredients for the cake
1 box of Yellow cake Mix, I used Duncan Hines brand
1 package of instant vanilla pudding mix
4 whole eggs
½ cup of water
½ cup of oil
½ cup of your favorite rum, light of dark
1 cup of chopped pecans
Brown sugar

Ingredients for the Glaze
1-1/2 stick of butter
¼ cup water
1-1/2 cup of sugar
¾ cups of rum

Preheat oven to 325 F, or if you are using a confection oven 300 F.

I am going to give you a link to The Pioneer Woman web site for the preparation details, The Pioneer Woman Christmas Rum Cake recipe.

Here are a few pictures as I make this cake.

rum cake ingredients

I prefer Duncan Hines mix.



Pecans and brown sugar.

rum cake

Ready to go into the oven.

rum cake-in-pan-just-out-of-the-oven

About 1 hour later!!

christmas rum cake glaze ingredients

Let’s don’t forget the rum glaze!!!

delicious christmas rum cake

My Rum Cake is cooled and ready to eat… and it was really delicious!

slice of christmas rum cake