How to Make a Moist Chocolate Chip Cake!

Chocolate Chip Cake!!!

My! My! My! This is so delicious! The little dark parts of the cake are the chocolate chips.  The french vanilla ice cream on the side is the “icing on the cake”.   So yummy!  Of course, I had to eat this after taking the photo…..with the ice cream melting and all.  The cake is warm and so gooey up against the ice cream.  Believe it or not, the ice cream held up long enough for me to take enough photos to pick a great shot.

This cake would be called a semi-homemade cake.  I do use a cake mix when I bake this one.  I love when I make this chocolate cake, filled with semi-sweet chocolate chips.  It makes the house smell so good! Plus, the kids have picked this one as their favorite of all the cakes I bake.  I haven’t made a chocolate cake since I made the Edible Chocolate Flowerpot Cake.  That’s been a while.  This post just concentrates on making a chocolate chip cake.


  • 1 box of chocolate cake mix (your choice)
  • 2Tb of cocoa powder
  • 1 box of instant pudding and pie filling (3.9oz)
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1  1/2 cups of sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1  1/3 cup of water



Pour cake mix into a large mixing bowl.


Add in the cocoa and oil.


Before adding in the eggs, make sure you whisk them in a separate bowl and then add to cake mix.


Put in the sour cream.  This is what makes it so moist.


Normally, chocolate chips are added after you blend the cake batter.  But, I’m adding mines before I blend.  First, I’m going to chop up the chip some with a knife.  It will blend better.  Then, pour into bowl with cake mix.  Stir the mix with a spoon just to blend a little bit.


Then, pour in the water.


Blend ingredients together with a blender.  Pour into a bundt pan.  Let bake for 55 minutes.


Take out of oven when cake starts to pull away from the sides.  You can try inserting a toothpick to check and see if done.  Normally, my toothpick can only go so far down since this is such a large cake.  But, oh boy…..look what this cake turns out to be in the end!

Chocolate Chip Cake!

Would you like a slice?  Or two?  Have you baked a chocolate cake lately?


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  1. This looks oh so delicious Sharon!
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  2. Well, that just looks like heaven on a plate! Thanks for sharing at All Things Pretty! Pinning to my dessert board. Hope you come back soon.
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  3. Oh, how I could use some chocolate cake right now. I’m trying this next time I need a moist chocolate yummy fix! & love how easy! Thanks for sharing at the party!
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  4. Wow, so the sour cream is the secret ingredient and it looks so moist. I need to give this a try. As always thanks for sharing.
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  5. mmmmmmm…. i should not be craving dessert this early in the morning!
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  6. Geezzz this is so cruel! I’m so hungy and I just had dinner LOL This must be so good!!! Thanks so much for sharing this with me at Bewitch Me & Titi! Hope to have you back tomorrow with more awesome shares! Hope you are having a great week!!!

    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila
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  7. Yes, yes I would like a slice! I’m so mad right now, Sharon, because I just used the last of the chocolate chips and can’t make this thing tonight! It sound incredibly moist and delicious and I look forward to giving it ago! I especially like the fact that you use ice cream as the icing b/c I don’t eat icing…perfect! Pinning now for future use :)! Thanks!!!

  8. This cake sounds yummy. I love a great cake, thank you for sharing the recipe.
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  9. Oohhh…this is getting pinned. I’m so glad you came over to and introduced yourself! Love your blog and am excited to see more.
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  10. Looks so moist and delicious! I host a party on Tuesday called The Gathering Spot and would love it if you’d share something 🙂 Have a wonderful week.
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  11. I am not usually a cake fan, but that one looks wonderful!!! I wanted to say hello because I agree about not commenting when there’s a complicated procedure required! Just passing thru from SITS; hope you return the visit!?
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  12. This looks absolutely amazing..I found this while over at swap n share Sunday

  13. That cake looks delicious!!! I pinned it and can’t wait to try it very soon – my family will love it!!
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  14. Looks delicious!
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  15. This cake looks very moist and chocolatey! Yum! Thanks for the recipe!
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  16. This is amazing!! Starting with the sour cream for added moisture to the bundt pan. Love your tips for making this cake so moist and delicious!
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  17. Sour cream is such a star and then you added chips! Yum!

  18. OMG – this looks soooo good!
    And, it seems so simple.
    I love the idea of chopping up the chips – I never thought of that!!

    Visting from SITS…
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  19. Love this! I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday!
    I would be honored if you join us and follow to stay connected Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

  20. Wow, that does look really moist. Sour cream is definitely a star performer in chocolate cakes. Found you from the GYB hop. I’ve followed on Pinterest

    Emma – Bubbbalue and me
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  21. Oh my Sharon…this looks so yummy. I love how it goes side by side with the ice cream. I really don’t think I could stop at just one slice. You and your family must have enjoyed this very much.
    I made a chocolate cake about 2 weeks ago. It was also very moist and tasty but no ice cream. Blog post soon!
    Will have to try yours as well.
    Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend 🙂
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