Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

If you follow My Baking Addiction on a regular basis, you’re probably aware of the fact that I made a little announcement last week. Due to the fact that there’s literally a bun in my oven, I’ve been taking it easy in the kitchen because I can barely keep my eyes open past 6pm.

Eric and I are opting for easy meals like grilled cheese and tomato soup, and definitely giving our Crock-Pot quite the work out. Lucky for me, I’ve got a pretty amazing guy who has taken on more than his share of household duties, so I reward him – with cake and cookies!


Eric has a thing for chocolate chips – specifically when they’re baked inside his favorite chocolate chip cookies. Which, by the way, happens to be the recipe off the back of the bag of Toll House Morsels. And they have to be made with milk chocolate chips and baked until they’re extra crispy – after about 1,000 test recipes, he tells me that I’ve finally perfected them!

Due to the aforementioned utter exhaustion, I’m all about taking shortcuts in the baking department. My updated Doctored Up Cake Mix recipe was the perfect solution. Flecked with milk chocolate chips and dripping with a satiny chocolate glaze – it’s the delicious way to say thank you.

Until, of course, you leave it on the floor while taking photos and a cat rubs against it. Hey, at least I tried – right? And a little cat hair in cake never killed anyone!

Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

Yield: 12 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes


1 (15.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
3/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup warm water
2 cups milk chocolate chips

For the Glaze

4 oz semi sweet chocolate, chopped into very small pieces
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 12-cup bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, or with a hand mixer in a large bowl, beat together the cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, oil, eggs, vanilla and water. Beat for about two minutes on medium speed until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared bundt pan.

3. Bake in preheated oven for 50-55 minutes or until the top of the cake springs back when lightly touched. Allow cake to cool in pan for at least an hour and a half before inverting onto a plate or cake stand.

4. Once cake is cool, prepare the chocolate glaze.

For the Glaze

1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, warm the heavy cream until very hot, but not boiling.

2. Place chocolate pieces in a heat safe bowl. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and allow it to sit for about 5 minutes. Whisk the cream and chocolate until smooth and thoroughly combined. Whisk in the honey, corn syrup, and vanilla. Allow to cool for about 15 minutes. Do not let the glaze sit for too long or it will harden up before you spoon it over the cake.

3. Spoon the glaze over the bundt cake, allowing it to drip down the sides.


- Cake is best served the day it is made, but it will keep in an airtight container within the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
- Recipe for chocolate glaze is from the fabulous Kristan, of Confessions of a Cookbook Queen.

26 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake”

  1. Carol — September 24, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Oh, grilled cheese and tomato soup was a definite favorite when I was pregnant with my boys! The cake looks great.Milk chocolate is my favorite chocolate. Your cat sounds about as bad as my cat. Always under foot and jealous of any projects he thinks are taking the attention away from him.


  2. Holiday Baker Man — September 24, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    I am going to bed with a chocolate glow even though I haven’t had any


  3. Mimi @ Culinary Couture — September 25, 2013 at 12:03 am

    This looks phenomenal! I hope the hubs got to have a slice before the cat incident!


  4. ThisBakerGirlBlogs — September 25, 2013 at 3:34 am

    I have a thing for chocolate chips, too, and that is a seriously gorgeous bundt loaded with chips :D


  5. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — September 25, 2013 at 6:19 am

    This sounds delightful!! Love this flavour!


  6. Candice — September 25, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Well, if I can’t have my very own little bun in the oven, I will make your recipe instead :)
    besos and congratulations if I forgot to say so before .. C


    • Jamie — October 3, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      Thanks so much, Candice!

  7. This looks great and the recipe seems super simple. Milk chocolate is definitely the superior variety :).


  8. Erin R. — September 25, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Ha! Yes, we eat cat and/or dog hair with every meal at our house. My favorite is the little telltale tongue spike holes in the butter when someone leaves it out on the counter. The cake looks wonderful and that glaze is just gorgeous. Enjoy your pregnancy with your wonderful husband!


    • Jamie — October 2, 2013 at 12:22 pm


      Thank you so much! Have a great day and thank you for following MBA!


  9. Cookbook Queen — September 25, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    GORGEOUS cake!! And oh, I do not miss the beginning of pregnancy AT ALL. AT ALL!! So hard to even think about food.


  10. rachel — September 25, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    I’m for taking shortcuts, too. Neat idea. Oh, chocolate, you make me crave. Anything chocolate, you can count me in.


    • Jamie — October 2, 2013 at 12:24 pm


      Thanks so much! If you give it a try, please stop back and let us know your experience making the recipe! Have a fantastic day!


  11. Celeste — September 25, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    This sounds so tasty and easy too! Thanks for sharing it with us and wishing you lots of rest and happy times during your pregnancy.


    • Jamie — October 2, 2013 at 12:20 pm


      Thank you so much! Have a wonderful day!


  12. Heather H. — September 25, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Oh please tell us where you go the CUTE white and blue forks?! That blue color is my signature…and I could use some new silverware!


    • Jamie — September 26, 2013 at 8:52 am

      I picked them up at World Market. I hope this helps – thanks so much for stopping by!

  13. key2cakes — September 25, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Congrats, on your little bun in the oven!! The cake looks divine, can’t wait to try it.


  14. That’s so exciting that you and your hubby are expecting! Congrats! You should definitely use this time to put your feet up and eat as much grilled cheese as you want. Mmm that sounds really good…but so does this bundt cake!

    Random question: what recipe plugin do you use? I have been having this on going war with mine and I finally just gave up.


  15. Alex — September 27, 2013 at 1:01 am

    This cake looks so tasty! I love chocolate chips in anything! That crock pot will come in handy when the baby arrives!


  16. Tabitha — September 27, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Mmm I love grilled cheese and tomato soup! I also love your doctored cake mix recipes! I’ve made the peanut butter cup ones several times. FYI, I use plain 0% fat Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, and it tastes just as amazing, with an extra kick of healthy protein! :)


  17. Shelly (Cookies and Cups) — September 29, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    This looks so yummy!


  18. Gemma — September 30, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    I loved this recipe! Thanks for the great recipe!

    I really like the layout of your blog, the attention to detail of the different types of foods that you have put up for everyone to enjoy.

    I also like it because its not just cooking and baking recipes it gives blog readers/subscribers tips such as how to preserve your fresh herbs etc.


    • Jamie — October 3, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      Thanks so much for the feedback, Gemma – I am happy to hear you enjoy My Baking Addiction! Have a delicious day.

  19. Nichole @ Green Cuisine Queen — October 3, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    This sounds so delicious! My boyfriend also has a thing for chocolate chips AND chocolate chip cookies, so I might have to try this one out! ;) Thanks for sharing!


    • Jamie — October 3, 2013 at 8:52 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Nichole!


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