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