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Chocolate Chip Pudding Cake Recipe

Updated on June 25, 2014
4.7 stars from 9 ratings of Chocolate Chip Pudding Cake

This cake has been a favorite in my family for a very long time. As children, my sister and I used to make this for each other for birthdays. Now, my children like me to make it for them. The cake is so simple to make and very low cost. It has only four ingredients.

Another very helpful thing about this cake is that those with certain allergies can enjoy it. It does not use eggs and can be used with gluten free products. Finally, you can make it as low fat as you want. Using fat free milk in the pudding and no chocolate chips on top, there is very little fat in the cake and it is still very moist. Adding the chocolate chips to the top creates a richer flavor.


4 ingredients
4 ingredients
Cook pudding
Cook pudding
Dry cake mix
Dry cake mix
Spray 9x13 pan
Spray 9x13 pan
Pudding in cake mix
Pudding in cake mix
cake batter
cake batter
In 9x13 pan
In 9x13 pan
Topped with chocolate chips
Topped with chocolate chips

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 12 servings


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 small box cook and serve chocolate pudding
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 12 ounce package chocolate chips

Making the Cake

  1. Cook pudding according to directions on the box with 2 cups of milk.
  2. Pour dry cake mix into bowl.
  3. When done, pour pudding into dry cake mix
  4. Mix until well blended
  5. Spray bottom of 9x13 pan and pour cake batter into pan.
  6. Top batter with chocolate chips, as many as you wish, but I use an entire 12 oz bag.
  7. Cook for approximately 10-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Cake Uses

This cake is so versatile, it can be used for so many different occasions. I have used it as a birthday cake, taken it to potluck dinners at church, or used it for family occasions. I once even used the cake for a birthday cake but decorated it for my daughter's birthday. To do this, I used white chocolate chips on top. Once I took it out of the oven, I spread out the white chips while they were still hot and melty to be like a white frosting on top. Once the white chips set, I was able to decorate the cake using the theme my daughter had picked out. That year she had a couple of friends come to her party that had various food allergies (eggs, peanuts, and a few other things, but thankfully not gluten), and they were able to eat this cake with no problems.

Fun Birthday Party Idea

Since we're talking birthday parties, here's a suggestion for a fun party for any girl and some boys--a cooking party. Both of my girls have expressed interest in this. Think of a recipe card as an invitation, filled out with the time, date, and other information as ingredients. When the guests arrive, give each an apron (maybe or maybe not for the boys) and have items in bowls on tables for homemade pizzas (pita bread and bowls of cheese, pepperoni, olives, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and other things you think the children might like on their pizza). While these are cooking, which won't take too long, you can have a game to play, music to listen to, or some other activity to participate in, or if the children are a little older (tweens), they may have fun just talking together. Let them eat their pizzas together, then bring out undecorated cupcakes for dessert. You might want to have a decorated cake for the adults that might be present (or the one in this article). Let the children decorate their cupcakes with items in small bowls. You can use the birthday child's cupcake to put a candle in, or put candles in the decorated cake if desired so that the birthday child has something to blow out after a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday to You. The kids will have a blast, and you will have an easy party to plan.


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      TripleAMom 3 years ago from Florida

      Torrs13, me too. You've got to try this. It's amazing. :)

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      Tori Canonge 3 years ago from California

      Chocolate chip anything has my name written all over it!!!

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      TripleAMom 5 years ago from Florida

      Thanks Victoria. Just made this for my 1st grader's class as a "you made it through the first week" surprise. They loved it. I got lots of hugs. Thanks for the stars!!!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I LOVE chocolate. Saving this one in my recipe collection to try. 5 stars for sure!!!

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      Free2writ3 5 years ago from Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania

      Mine Oh Mine ..How yummy!

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      Juicerworld1 5 years ago

      Wow..Its looks delicious . I will try this on my hubby's b'day..Loved the recipe.5 stars!

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      This sounds 100% amazing! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      These look fabulous. My chocaholic gang will love these. 5 stars!!!

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      TripleAMom 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi everyone, would love to know what you all think when you try it. Josh, I did this one for a party for one of my children when there was a child coming that had many allergies. Worked perfectly. Mother was thrilled. She didn't have to bring a different treat for her daughter. Carter06-it's not as bad as it could be :) Just sayin!! Thanks to all for sharing.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Wow, chocolate and pudding. This one is sinful and will need to be by a fellow chocolate lover like myself. Thank you for sharing this one and have pinned, shared and voted too!

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      Mary 5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Oh my gosh just when I'm trying be good and diet!! the C word got me...delicious...voted up, awesome and need to have NOW:) cheers

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and useful!

      Chocolate is my favorite. I will definitely try this recipe . Thanks for the recipe.

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      deergha 5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Nice ideas...mainly the cooking party concept.

      Thanks for sharing...voted up and all:-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Looks delicious foe this here chocoholic! Yum! Nice and easy too!Voted and shared! :)

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      dobo700 5 years ago from Australia

      Yum this looks fantastic.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania


      This looks amazing! And I like how you mentioned it can be gluten free because my sister can't eat gluten. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe. I am a sucker for sweets. I voted it five stars for you!

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      TripleAMom 5 years ago from Florida

      Thanks Ruth, it's really a good cake. Very moist. We love it.

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      Ruth Pieterse 5 years ago

      Good recipe and lovely presentation of method. Voted up and useful.

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      TripleAMom 5 years ago from Florida

      Hawaiiheart-this cake really is so good. It is a great birthday cake that we often have. Very simple. Thanks for reading.

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      HawaiiHeart 5 years ago from Hawaii

      YUM! Love recipes with only a few ingredients and so simple to make...and looks so delicious!

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      This looks like a great Birthday party cake, like you mentioned. Voted up and 5 stars. Kelley

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      Kristin Trapp 5 years ago from Illinois

      Easy, low-cost, and gooey - the perfect trifecta. Nice hub and nice that the recipe is a family favorite.

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      TripleAMom 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi Teaches and Denise, this REALLY is very simple. 4 ingredients and just a few minutes and it is SO moist. You'll love it, I promise. Put a little cool whip on top and it's amazing. :)

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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      It sounds so easy to make. Thanks for sharing. I'll have to give it a try. :)

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Oh my, that first view is so dangerous for a chocoholic such as myself. It looks very moist and so yummy. You can't go wrong with any recipe containing chocolate.