{recipe} easy chocolate cake


I wanted to share this cake recipe that I’ve made a few times already, in time for Valentine’s Day festivities.


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This is a semi-homemade recipe because it uses a cake mix, and with the addition of the right ingredients, it transforms into a dense, moist and extra chocolaty cake.

It’s the ultimate chocolate cake.

The original recipe that I adapted it from, it was made into a bundt cake, but I baked it into cake pans and made it look extra pretty with fresh raspberries and layered it with basic cream cheese frosting.

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I first made the cake for my brother’s birthday in December.

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Then I made it again for our family’s Christmas party.


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So this cake has been around our family many times.

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If you are looking for an easy cake to make for Valentine’s Day, I recommend this cake.


Chocolate Cake


  • 1 (18.25 oz.) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (3.4 oz.) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease pan. (I used 2 – 8 inch cake pans)
  2. Beat all ingredients together (except chocolate chips). After the batter has been mixed well, add chocolate chips.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan/s.
  4. Bake 40-45 mins. (Since I used 8 inch pans I baked for 40 minutes). Do the toothpick test to make sure.
  5. Cool completely and frost.

Cake Recipe from Lets Dish Recipes


Cream Cheese Frosting


  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the vanilla, then gradually stir in the confectioners’ sugar. Store in the refrigerator after use.

Recipe from AllRecipes


The batter will be thick because of the pudding mix.

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  1. Wow!!! I will try this! I have never make this kind of cake before 🙂
    Please visit and follow my blog (www.lazymomcooking.wordpress.com) or my Instagram (lazymom_cooking) for some recipe ideas

  2. Hey Lea, that’s look a yummy cake. I’m not that good a cook, but I’ll have a go lol

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