Saturday, July 27, 2013

Chocolate Bundt Cake from a box mix

I had a picnic to go to and I was in charge of dessert.  Umm, fresh out of ideas!!  After cleaning out the cupboard and avoiding cooking, I decided that I was going to use a box cake mix because I wasn't really in the mood for coming up with a new recipe.  Then, I came up with a new recipe.  I looked on pinterest and found a recipe to change a box cake mix into a pound cake which sounded yummy.  If you are interested in reading the original recipe, click here

I had all the ingredients and I was ready to bake.  I decided to use my tulip pan.  Do you like it?

I had a triple chocolate cake which is one of our favorites.  I got it on sale super cheap at one of the last Harris Teeter sales.  I had a box of pudding that my mom gave me which was vanilla...we prefer chocolate so it was sitting with no purpose.  I also had a yummy chocolate glaze. 

I put the cake and the pudding mix into the bowl and mixed them up.

Then I added the liquid ingredients to the bowl.

I mixed my with a fork and didn't use my big Kitchen Aid mixer because I thought it was a little overkill for a thin cake batter.

I prepared the bundt pan with Bakers Joy floured cooking spray.  I normally use Cake Release from Wilton but I decided to try the new toy that I had in the cupboard from my couponing.  It worked great.

I poured the cake mix into the prepared pan and baked.

When it comes out, it looks like this.  I thought it looked pretty chocolate even though I used a vanilla pudding.

I turned it out on a container that I could carry the cake to the picnic.  Can you see the tulips and the leaves?

Is this a better picture of the tulips?

Then it was time to coat it with the chocolate glaze.  The glaze was super easy to use because you just microwaved it and then shook it and microwaved it again.  I poured it right on top and had my finished cake for the picnic.

Everyone enjoyed the cake and this is all that was left after the picnic.

Then, I got to have a piece the next day.  It was super yummy and I wanted to take a fork to the rest of the cake.

I enjoyed the cake and I know that you will too.  It was super moist and perfect thickness.  I know that I am going to make it again soon (especially since I still have all the ingredients in the pantry).

If you want to check out the original post, make sure you do that here.  She does here recipe a little differently so feel free to mix the directions to what works best for you.  I hope that you make this yummy cake for your friends and family.

Chocolate Bundt Cake

  • 1 box cake mix
  • 1 box (3.4 oz ) instant pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil

Mix all together until well blended. Pour batter into greased bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes. Let sit in pan ten minutes before turning out on to a plate or platter. Top with powdered sugar, glaze or fruit.


  1. How did I know I'd find a good bundt cake recipe on your site?? I'm thinking of making one for Jaime's birthday - she's not a chocolate person, though, so I'll probably use a yellow cake mix and vanilla pudding with some other kind of glaze. Thank you!!

    1. I am almost positive that you ate some of this one, didn't you? I think that other than the fact that it isn't chocolate that vanilla would be great! I would try funfetti for the kids :) I also made that peanut butter chocolate chip one that was amazing which I know you had at a girls lunch. If you need a bundt pan, you know that I have millions!


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