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Chocolate Fudge Bundt Cake Recipe is a devilishly rich, ridiculously moist, and decadently fudgy recipe that’s oh-so-easy to make! It’s topped with a short-cut chocolate ganache.

This cake smells like chocolate heaven while it’s baking!


Chocolate Fudge Bundt Cake

So you say you’re not a baker! Let me assure you, you can bake this cake!!


The most ‘measured incorrectly’ ingredient in baking is flour. You don’t have to worry about that with this cake because you’re using a chocolate cake mix. As well, you’re going to use a box of instant chocolate pudding. No measuring, no worries! Plus, the combination of these two makes this cake ultra fudgy!

Please note, you are not making the pudding. Simply put the pudding mix in with the other ingredients.

If the instant pudding mix isn’t available in your area, you can make your own pudding mix. Combine 3/4 cup of dry milk powder, 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of corn starch, and 1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa in a bowl. Stir the ingredients until they are completely combined. Add this mixture to the cake as you would the instant pudding and continue with the recipe as listed below.

Sour cream helps it stay tender and moist. You can substitute buttermilk or Greek yogurt.

Chocolate Fudge Bundt Cake


  1. Bundt pan – I almost always use a tube pan instead of a bundt pan, but for this recipe, I like this bundt pan.
  2. Chocolate cake mix – please note, don’t use the kind with the pudding already in the mix. You will be adding instant pudding to the cake. I used Devil’s food. You can use German chocolate or any of the chocolate flavors available.
  3. Chocolate Instant Pudding and Pie Filling – not sugar-free. If instant pudding isn’t available in your area, scroll up ^^ for the substitution recipe.
  4. Frosting

Chocolate Fudge Bundt Cake

This Chocolate Cake will definitely be one of your “go-to” recipes. It’s an easy chocolate dessert that can be prepared all in one bowl in about 5 minutes.

Chocolate Fudge Bundt Cake


Chocolate Fudge Bundt Cake Recipe is a devilishly rich, ridiculously moist & decadently fudgy recipe that's topped with a short-cut chocolate ganache.
Author: Paula
4.63 from 8 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 20 slices



  • 15.25 ounce box chocolate cake mix
  • 3.9 ounce box instant chocolate pudding
  • 16 ounces sour cream
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature, slightly beaten
  • cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • ½ cup prepared chocolate frosting



  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a bundt pan with shortening and lightly dust with sugar (you can use flour, but I prefer sugar for a chocolate cake).
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine all the cake ingredients. Mix on low speed for about 30 seconds until combined. Then mix on medium until smooth or about 30 seconds. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides, mix for another 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips by hand. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes. Test the cake by piercing the cake in the center with a wooden pick. It is done when no crumbs or dry crumbs remain on the pick when removed.
  • Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 15 minutes and then invert the pan onto a cake plate. Cool completely before frosting.


  • Heat the frosting in the microwave 45 to 65 seconds. Stir until smooth. Drizzle over cool cake.


Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 247mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 311IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I have this same recipe except instead of 1/2 Cup of water it calls for 1/2 Cup of Kailua. 😁 It’s delicious.

  2. isnt there a recipe from scratch that made using the choc pudding without using a cake mix

  3. I’m sorry I had to put this question on this cake but I cannot find your recipe for your citrus bundt cake. Would you please email it to me?

  4. This recipe looks amazing and easy. Thanks for sharing at Weekend Potluck!

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