Chocolate Chip Cake

Cakes & Cupcakes, Southern Desserts
This chocolate chip cake is a moist, delicious and easy to make dessert, perfect to serve with tea, coffee, or for any potluck.

This chocolate chip cake is a moist, delicious and easy to make dessert, perfect to serve with tea, coffee, or for any potluck.


Cakes are always a special dessert in the South. I recently read some slogans about cakes (Slogans Hub) and here are a few that sum up our love of cake.

“Spreading the love, one cake at a time”, “making your life sweeter, one bite at a time”, and “a cake so yummy, it will fill your tummy”….I think you get the idea. What is better than a delicious bite of cake!

three pieces of chocolate chip cake on white plates

This cake has all the “makings” of a great bite, but in my humble opinion, sour cream is the “secret” ingredient that elevates it to another level. It makes the batter more moist and in turn produces a creamy, soft cake. Simpy put, it is hard to go wrong with sour cream!

We also love this pea picking cake.

And this peach dump cake.

Oh, and of course these carrot cake cookies.

A Chocolate Chip Cake You’ll Love

This yummy cake will be a hit when served up at your next family gathering, church potluck, bridal shower, or neighborhood party.

It is easy to make and easy to take!! So bake away and then spread the love to others.

pieces of chocolate chip cake with chocolate chips on top fork on plate

How do you keep the chocolate chips from sinking to the bottom of the cake?

The main reason that chocolate chips sink to the bottom of a cake is that the chocolate chips are too heavy for the batter.

You can remedy this problem by tossing the chocolate chips in a little flour or a bit of cake mix and mixing with dry ingredients before mixing with wet ingredients. This will help suspend them in your batter.

chocolate chip batter with wooden spoon

Does it matter what size the chocolate chips are?

This recipe allows you to choose your chocolate chips. However, if you’re using mini chocolate chips, you’ll need less than if using regular sized ones. Usually the rule of thumb is about 3/4 cup of minis for every 1 cup of regular size.

However, in my opinion, there is almost no such thing as too many chocolate chips, but that’s just me!

The quality of your chocolate (chips) can also make a big difference in a recipe. If you wouldn’t want to eat the chocolate chips, don’t bake with them!

a chocolate chip cake with confectioners sugar in a casserole dish

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix with pudding in the mix
  • 1 (3.9 oz.) pkg. instant chocolate pudding
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 (8 oz.) cartoon sour cream
  • 1 (6 oz.) bag of chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

chocolate chip cake with white confectioners sugar and chocolate chips on top on white plates

Directions

  1. Preheat the over to 350°.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding, and sugar.
  3. Stir with a whisk to remove lumps.
  4. Add oil, water, eggs, and sour cream.
  5. Stir until smooth.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips. (or you can add them into dry ingredients first)
  7. Pour the cake better into a 9 X 13 inch baking pan sprayed with cooking spray.
  8. Bake for 1 hour. (or less depending on your oven)
  9. When cake is slightly cooled, sprinkle on the powdered sugar.

chocolate chip cake batter with eggs and wooden spatula

This recipe was first published in Cancer Freeze: Cookin’ For A Cure. Printed with permission.

Chocolate Chip Cake

This chocolate chip cake is a moist, delicious and easy to make dessert, perfect to serve with tea, coffee, or for any potluck.
4.34 from 3 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: instant pudding, yellow cake mix
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 761kcal
Author: Rachel Norman

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix with pudding in the mix
  • 1 pkg instant chocolate pudding 3.9 oz.
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 lg eggs
  • 1 carton sour cream 8 oz.
  • 1 bag chocolate chips 6 oz.
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding, and sugar.
  • Stir with a whisk to remove lumps.
  • Add oil, water, eggs, and sour cream.
  • Stir until smooth.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the cake batter into a 9 X 13 baking pan sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake for 1 hour (or until toothpick comes out clean).
  • When cake is slightly cooled, sprinkle on the powdered sugar.

Notes

Note: If you don’t want your chocolate chips to fall to the bottom of the batter, you can toss the chips in a little flour or a bit of cake mix and mix with dry ingredients before mixing with wet ingredients. This will help suspend them in the batter.

Nutrition

Calories: 761kcal | Carbohydrates: 103g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 526mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 75g | Vitamin A: 271IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 2mg

6 Comments

  1. Karen Spradlin

    5 stars
    My family tried this cake recipe and it was delicious, especially warm right out of the oven! Highly
    Recommend

  2. Lynn Spradlin

    4 stars
    This chocolate chip cake recipe was moist and fluffy. I liked it VERY MUCH!

  3. 4 stars
    More, more,more(said my teenage daughter)

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