Almost Homemade Chocolate Pound Cake
Almost Homemade Chocolate Pound Cake

I am the dessert girl for family functions. I make a mean banana pudding. I’m known for a festive holiday-themed trifle dish. My lemon-lime pound cake is amazing. Recently when my mother invited me over for a bbq, I knew I wanted something decadent that would pair well with ice cream or whipped cream. However, there was no time (or energy) to go to the store so I was left with what I had at home to whip something up. My usuals were out the window. I saw a box of chocolate cake mix and a box of instant chocolate pudding and a light bulb went off - chocolate pound cake.

I’ve made lemon pound cake before using boxed cake mix, so I felt confident. Turned out great. My folks ate it warm and topped with vanilla ice cream, while I preferred to top mine with salted caramel gelato. Add this to your clutch recipes and wow family and friends.

Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 4 oz package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cup milk (not skim)
  • 1 good splash of vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray
  • Flour (to dust pan)
  • Bundt pan
  • Powdered sugar (optional)
Here’s what you’ll do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Toss everything in a bowl and mix until well blended (about 2 minutes on medium speed using electric mixer)
  3. Spray bundt pan with cooking spray
  4. Sprinkle a tablespoon of flour around pan and rotate/tap pan until the bottom and sides are dusted
  5. Add mixture to pan
  6. Tap pan to ensure the mixture is even and to remove air bubbles
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean
  8. Cool in pan for 10 minutes
  9. Carefully invert over cooling rack to remove cake and completely cool
  10. Dust with powdered sugar for a simple elegant look