Chocolate Bundt Cake – The BEST Doctored Cake Mix Recipe!

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A chocolate bundt cake is such an easy and delicious dessert to bake that pretty much anybody will love! This doctored cake mix recipe is going to knock you out of this world.

Chocolate bundt cake on a plate, from Fun Cheap or Free

When you're planning a family get together, you spend lots of time thinking about the main course and all of the sides that are going to accompany it. But what about the dessert? Does that just go by the wayside? Not today!

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We've got an out-of-this-world chocolate bundt cake recipe that is going to blow. your. mind. Not only that, it's made from a box cake! If you've never tried a doctored cake mix recipe before then today is your lucky day. Just try not to drool all over your screen, mmmkay?


Sweet treat on a plate, from Fun Cheap or Free

Ummmm…. so when isn't a good time for cake? Having friends over for dessert? Game night? Holidays? Date night?? Birthday? Pretty sure these are all acceptable times to eat cake.

Let me let you in on a little secret… this chocolate bundt cake is quick, easy, decadent and super impressive. It is extra moist due to the “doctored up cake mix” factor. Not only that, it will feed a crowd and make you look like a pro!

Throw the ingredients into your mixer, grease your cake pan and toss it into the oven. BAM! Done! You're a star! Drizzle some chocolate on top and you look like a full-blown baker… read on for more tips on how to make this cake perfectly every time.


We promise, this is one of the most simple recipes that you'll make! You can use any flavor and brand of boxed chocolate cake mix, they'll all turn out delicious. The same goes for the chocolate chips. If you have semisweet on hand, then use them! But if you have milk or dark chocolate, don't be afraid to use those as well (as long as the dark chocolate isn't too bitter).

If you've got leftover holiday candy, then chop those puppies up and throw them in here! Our favorite is to use one cup of chopped Hershey's bars. YES. PLEASE. Experiment with it and see what your favorite chocolate is to use!

You can use a store-bought caramel sauce, but we much prefer to make our own! It is so simple and so darn good. The hardest part will be trying to not eat it all with a spoon. Good luck with that. 😉 You can also sub that for chocolate sauce if you're not a fan of caramel (is that even a thing?!) or if you're out.


Overhead view of a chocolate bundt cake on a plate, from Fun Cheap or Free

There's nothing worse than spending the time, effort and money to make a bundt cake, only to try to take it out and have it stick to the pan! *Insert hysterical sobbing* We won't stand for it anymore! Use these few tips and you should see a major difference!

First, start with a quality non-stick bundt cake pan. Then, when you grease it, don't do it until after you've mixed your cake and it's ready to pour into the pan. This will keep it from all sliding down the sides to the bottom. When greasing it, you'll want to make sure that you get ALL of the cracks and crevices!

Use a silicone basting brush and cover all of the inside, including the tower. If you also feel the need to flour your pan, try using some cocoa instead. It'll have the same effect, but it'll keep your chocolate bundt cake from being powdery white on the outside.


Are you about ready to lick your screen already? Let's get to it, then!

A chocolate bundt cake is one of the easiest desserts that you can make for your next get together! Use this doctored cake mix recipe from Fun Cheap or Free and never want to eat any other chocolate cake again.

Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe

This doctored cake mix recipe is sure to knock your socks off!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings


  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 5.9 oz instant chocolate pudding
  • Cocoa (for the bundt pan)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Caramel or chocolate syrup


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Beat sour cream, eggs, water, and oil together in a large bowl until thoroughly mixed.
  • Add cake mix and pudding mix.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Place batter in a greased and cocoa-powdered bundt pan. (*Note)
  • Bake 45-55 minutes, or until a fork inserted into cake comes out clean.
  • While cake is still hot, invert on a serving plate.
  • When cool, drizzle with caramel.


Don't grease your pan until AFTER you've mixed your cake! Make sure you grease all parts of the bundt pan, including all the crevices and the tower. Then, add cocoa (instead of flour) to reduce your chances of sticking.
Keyword easy

This doctored cake mix recipe is sure to be your new staple when you're needing a quick and easy dessert. Who knew that a chocolate bundt cake could be so good? We did, Freebs, we did. 😉

Try it out and let us know how you like it in the comments! What's your favorite chocolately candy to add to it?

Delicious dessert on a plate, from Fun Cheap or Free

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  1. Laken

    This is one of my moms favorite cakes! So delicious. I drizzle chocolate buttercream over the top!


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