Mom’s Chocolate Cake

April 28, 2018
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My Mom is the BEST baker I’ve ever met! Baking is her passion and everything she bakes is incredible. She made this cake for me on my 3rd birthday. It’s probably one of my first food memories and she’s pretty much made if for me every birthday since then. This is my go-to cake recipe because it is perfection. Its chocolatey and decadent. I’ve given this recipe out countless times and people can never believe how easy it is to make. Over the years, we’ve come up with a few variations of it as well (a vanilla version and a lemon version).  But this is the original.


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 box chocolate pudding mix (2/3 cup)
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Powdered sugar for topping


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place all ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, into the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large bowl and use a handheld mixer). Mix for several minutes until all the ingredients are fully incorporated. Then fold in the chocolate chips. Pour batter into a well-greased angel food cake pan and bake for 50-55 minutes.  Once cake has cooled, remove from pan and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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  • Caroline Bautista

    April 29, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe…I made it…it is truly a winner in my book and to those who have tasted it. Can’t wait to try your other recipes Chef Bre !

  • Caroline Bautista

    April 29, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe….I baked it….Delicious, moist and everything I want in my chocolate cake! Can’t wait to try your other recipes Chef Bre!

  • Maria D.

    April 30, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing. This is Frank’s favorite type of cake, and I will make it for Father’s Day. Grazie!

  • Cristina

    August 4, 2018 at 5:44 am

    The most delicious cake, thank you! I made the chocolate and now will make the lemon 🙂 please keep this blog up, I love your cooking!

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