Recipe By Caitlin Koch
Published Sep 17th
Prep 30m Cook 1h Additional 30m Ready In 1h 60m
Servings 1 - 10 inch Bundt pan Calories 527.6

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. This cake is so moist and rich there’s absolutely no need for frosting. This cake made me an instant star with my clients. I quickly became known as ‘that incredible chocolate cake lady!’

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package dark chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (3.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup coffee flavored liqueur
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.
  2. 2 In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, eggs, oil and coffee liqueur. Beat until ingredients are well blended. Fold in chocolate chips. Batter will be thick. Spoon into prepared pan.
  3. 3 Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, or until cake springs back when lightly tapped. Cool 10 minutes in pan, then turn out and cool completely on wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 527.6
  • Carbohydrate 66 g
  • Cholesterol 63.2 mg
  • Fat 26.4 g
  • Fiber 3 g
  • Protein 6.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 12.2 g
  • Sodium 498.5 mg
  • Sugar 46.3 g


  1. This cake is a Chocoholic's Dream! You'd really never know it was a boxed cake - it's that good! It's very dense moist rich and chocolately - what more could you ask for from such a simple recipe! You really don't even need frosting just a dusting of confectioners' sugar which provided a nice contrast - Read more ...
  2. Yes, this is a very rich, sweet, moist, dense cake. Made this about 4 times and second time decreased chocolate chips to 1 cup, which is plenty sweet and taste better. I also used 1 cup of Irish cream flavored liquer, which tastes much better and added more flavor. Have also substituted 2 tablespoon instant - Read more ...
  3. This is very good, but there are nearly identical recipes that are just as good and call for half the sour cream. Why double the sour cream if it doesn't really make the cake any better?
  4. This cake was just okay for me. I'd say it definitely needs a frosting or a glaze to come close to the expectations raised by the recipe description and reviews. It really just tasted like a souped-up box cake... one with a little something added to it but a box cake nonetheless. I'd give it - Read more ...
  5. My boyfriend's mother is supposedly famous for this cake, and the first time I tried the infamous dessert, I laughed silently to myself knowing that I could out her secret and it's ease with a mere link. But I didn't. :) I do however serve this cake, and it is one No one can get - Read more ...
  6. Everybody loves this cake - they says its "to-die-for" and I get multiple requests for it. I replaced the coffee liquor with chocolate milk. Baked for exactly 1 hour and it turned out delicious and moist. Thanks!
  7. This cake is incredible. I have tried for a very long time to find a recipe like this one. It is moist and full of flavour. The first time I baked this cake I followed the recipe exactly and the cake turned out wonderful. The second time I used milk instead of the liquer and - Read more ...
  8. Incredible cake! I almost break out in hives at the thought of baking a BOXED cake...but I must give credit where it is due. I tried using one cup of chocolate chips at the suggestion of other reviewers, and it's delicious. I prefer using the full 2 cups of mini chocolate chips though. I think - Read more ...
  9. Absolutely fantastic! Used a devils food cake box, 1/4 cup Godiva and 1/4 Kamora(just like Kahlua but 1/2 the price!), and only one cup of chocolate chips (mini is best but not essential). Used cocoa to dust the pan, but you can also use a little of the chocolate cake mix if you don't have - Read more ...
  10. awesome cake!!! moist chocolaty easy as pie (so to speak!) i swapped lite sour cream for the full fat and it is just as rich. i also dust my bundt pan with cocoa which is a nice touch. i've made it with a tray of water in the bottom of the oven and without--without works - Read more ...