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Square piece of super moist chocolate cake, covered in chocolate icing on a white plate

The Best Rich and Moist Chocolate Cake

Are you craving a delicious chocolate cake?  This is the BEST rich and moist chocolate cake from a box mix that is unbelievably EASY to make!  This is a bakery quality cake that anyone can make at home with common ingredients! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword The Best Rich and Moist Chocolate Cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 15 pieces
Calories 361kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • Silicone Spatula
  • White Baking Dish
  • Stand Mixer


  • 1 box Devil's food cake mix
  • 1 small package instant chocolate pudding
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  • Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips at medium speed for 2 minutes.
  • Gently fold in chips.
  • I always use a 9 x 13 pan, by 2 - 9 inch round pans can also be used.  Bake for 30 - 40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.



  • Mix ingredients very well before adding chocolate chips
  • Be careful not to add liquids to pudding mix only as it can begin to set up like pudding
  • The pudding makes this cake so moist, but it also means the cake takes longer than normal to bake
  • Baking times vary, so I use a toothpick to test the cake a couple times to prevent burning
  • Cake can be made in two 9 inch pans or in a 9 x 13-inch pan
  • I always use 1 1/2 to 2 cans of store bought icing to save time, but feel free to make homemade icing


Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 360mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 168IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 3mg