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Decadent Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake

2011 May 19
by Emily Hill

This to-die-for decadent triple chocolate bundt cake is one of my most popular dessert recipes. It’s all kinds of rich, chocolaty and yes, super moist.

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This is my go-to recipe when I’m bringing a dessert to a potluck. It is a quick (other than the baking part), easy, to-die-for-delicious chocolate bundt cake and I always have all the ingredients I need on hand. I dare you to make it and not have a nearly orgasmic experience when you taste it. I took it to a family get-together on Sunday and the oohs and aahs were almost as audible as Meg Ryan’s.

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Decadent Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake -- This cake is to DIE for and is one of my most requested recipes. Chocolate cake mix plus chocolate pudding mix plus mini chocolate chips. Do not forget the chocolate glaze! | isthisreallymylife.com

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Printable recipe for decadent chocolate bundt cake below.
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Decadent Chocolate Bundt Cake
 
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This is my absolute favorite chocolate bundt cake. It is rich, moist and completely delicious. An easy chocolate glaze is the proverbial icing on the cake!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
Cake
  • 1 box Betty Crocker Triple Chocolate Fudge cake mix
  • 1 large box instant devil's food pudding mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 2 cups mini semisweet chocolate chips
Glaze
  • ¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 T butter
  • 1 T light corn syrup
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl combine cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, oil, eggs and water. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips and pour into bundt pan.
  4. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool cake thoroughly in pan for a good hour and a half before turning over onto a serving platter.
Glaze
  1. Combine ingredients in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high for 30 to 45 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds, until completely melted. Do not overcook!
  2. Spread or pour warm glaze over top of chocolate cake and let drizzle down the sides. Sprinkle with chopped pecans and shredded coconut (optional).
Notes
To make this chocolate cake even better, make it a day ahead. Allow it to cool no more than 45 minutes or so in the pan. Invert onto a plate and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight. Trust me on this one.

 
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50 Responses Post a comment
  1. May 19, 2011

    That DOES look really good!!!

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    Emily Reply:

    Thanks, Susie! It’s honestly one of the best chocolate cakes…well, maybe not as decadent as Costco’s but still very, very good!

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  2. May 19, 2011

    Yep, we need a Sassy potluck.
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    Emily Reply:

    As long as you’ll eat Steph’s slice. She’s not a fan of chocolate cake. Not sure how we’re friends…

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  3. May 19, 2011

    Looks delicious!
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    Emily Reply:

    It tastes even better. I should know–I ate enough to double and triple check.

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  4. May 19, 2011

    Ok, I have been soooo good on my diet, but I honestly do not care…I am going to cook this!!!

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    Emily Reply:

    I am truly sorry for ruining your diet, but I promise it’s worth every calorie!

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  5. May 19, 2011

    Its funny on my Grandma’s recipe card for better than sex cake it says better than sex with robert redford cake ;)
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    Emily Reply:

    Hahahahahaha! That is SO awesome! (I am still laughing out loud!)

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  6. May 19, 2011

    How’d you know I’ve been thinking chocolate cake today?
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    Emily Reply:

    When aren’t we thinking chocolate cake? ;)

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  7. May 19, 2011

    That’s one seductive chocolate cake!
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    Emily Reply:

    Trust me, it totally is. Of course I find most chocolate cakes seductive.

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  8. May 19, 2011

    Totally going to make this for my man! THANK YOU!

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    Emily Reply:

    Your man can thank me later. ;)

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  9. May 20, 2011

    Totally going to make this FOR MYSELF!!! :)

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    Emily Reply:

    You totally should. I know you will appreciate it. :)

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  10. May 22, 2011

    Is cooling the cake for 1.5 hours the trick to getting it out without sticking to the sides of the pan? If I make this, I really want it to look just like your picture! :)
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    Emily Reply:

    You know, I’ve cooled it for less than an hour and a half and had it come out just as nicely, but I’ve also cooled it not long enough and had parts of the top (bottom?) stick to the pan. Of course, that’s what the glaze is for–hides everything! ;)

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  11. June 17, 2012

    Making this AGAIN tonight. Thanks!!

    XO
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    Emily Reply:

    You make me smile. Like really, really big. :)
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  12. July 7, 2012

    Making this for some VERY special visitors coming to our house tomorrow. What, oh what, would I do without you?
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    Emily Reply:

    I love you for this. Truly I do. You make my heart super happy.
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  13. July 3, 2013

    Not making this for the 4th, but I am getting the ingredients for my SIL’s bridal shower next weekend. It is awkward that my face keeps popping up in the comment section here?

    I’ve actually never ever TRIED the cake because I don’t like chocolate, but it is a crowd pleaser FOR SURE.

    Loves!
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    I love that you comment every time you make this cake. We just had it Sunday for a family game night and it was delicious. :)
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    Lindsey from therhouse.com Reply:

    HUGE hit at the shower today. HUGE. I sent everyone there to your page!

    XOXOXO
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    I. ADORE. YOU.
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  14. July 24, 2013

    Making this for my husband’s birthday today! :)

    Like I always say, “It’s the best cake I’ve never had!” Thanks for your brilliance! XO
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    How was it as a molten chocolate cake, melted wax and all? ;)
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  15. Lori permalink
    August 9, 2014

    I’m going to ask probably the dumbest question ever.
    When you invert it do you take the pan off before you wrap it and refrigerate it overnight?
    Also, do you know if this would freeze well and then thaw and prepare the glaze for it?
    I’m such a novice when it comes to baking.
    Thank you – I’m inspired to give it a try!

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Never dumb questions when it comes to baking! Yes, you remove the pan before wrapping it and placing it in the fridge. I haven’t tried freezing it but I’m sure if you’ allow it to defrost and come close to room temperature, it would work. Let me know!
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  16. Anne permalink
    August 28, 2014

    If you make it a day ahead and refrigerate over night do you wait until serving time to out the glaze on or do you do that a day ahead as well?

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Yes, wait until just before serving to pour on the glaze. Great question!
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  17. Danielle permalink
    June 18, 2017

    I can not seem to find the triple chocolate cake mix near me. I have Fudge cake mix. Hoping it will be okay.

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    That’s just fine!

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  18. June 24, 2017

    EM! It’s been awhile since I’ve made this but we are celebrating Father’s Day tomorrow and here I am again, coming back to this crowd pleaser. Thanks for sharing your talents!

    xoxo

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    You’re the best! We made it the other day and it was so good!

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