Triple Chocolate Cake

Posted by on Feb 15, 2020

Easy triple chocolate Bundt cake made with boxed cake and pudding mixes, chocolate chips and sour cream.  Fudgy, moist and rich dark chocolate cake for birthdays, potlucks and Valentine’s Day.

Close up of piece of triple chocolate Bundt cake on plate.

Triple Chocolate Cake is the easiest cake I’ve ever made, and it’s loaded with chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate.  I got the recipe years ago from a good friend who often made it for birthday celebrations.

Piece of triple chocolate cake on plate with fork.

This is one of those rare times that I take shortcuts or make my life a little easier, especially because I don’t consider myself a stellar baker.  This is cheater homemade for me.

Ingredients photo.

This is an easy to make fudgy Bundt cake that uses boxed mixes, both cake and pudding.  And chocolate chips, hence the three chocolates.  It also has sour cream and that makes for one moist cake.

Bundt cake in pan.

I like to dust the finished cake with powdered sugar and serve it warm with homemade real whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  You could go for a quadruple chocolate cake and drizzle ganache all over.  I’ve had it that way once at a potluck, it’s insane!

Two photo collage, dusting finished cake with powdered sugar.

So if you’re looking for a special dessert for Valentine’s Day or a birthday party, or even to bring to a potluck, this is your cake! Kelly 🍴🐦

Piece of chocolate cake with forkful on white plate.

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UPDATED: Originally published in February, 2016, and updated with new photos and copy in February, 2020, no changes to the recipe.

Close up of piece of triple chocolate Bundt cake on plate.

Triple Chocolate Cake

Easy triple chocolate Bundt cake made with boxed cake and pudding mixes, chocolate chips and sour cream. Fudgy dark chocolate cake for celebrations and potlucks.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10
Author: Kelly Wildenhaus | the hungry bluebird


  • 1 box Double Chocolate/Fudge cake mix
  • 1 box instant chocolate/fudge pudding mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup canola or vegetable oil
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 1 10 - 12-ounce bag semisweet chocolate chips ~ I used 10 ounces bittersweet chips


  • Butter/grease a Bundt pan and preheat oven to 350º
  • In bowl of stand mixer, put all ingredients except the chocolate chips. Mix until well combined and smooth. Add chocolate chips and mix gently to just combine.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for about 45 minutes until done. Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes and then remove to cool completely, or serve warm.


  • For a pretty presentation, dust with powdered sugar after removing from pan.
  • Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.
Keyword: easy triple chocolate cake, triple chocolate bundt cake, with cake mix, with pudding, sour cream bundt cake with cake mix
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    5 stars
    Made this for a church Family Night Supper and it barely made it out of the kitchen!!


    1. Kelly

      It’s perfect for any potluck type of event. Happy to hear you liked it


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    Jodi Thomas

    October 10, 2019

    5 stars
    Soooo easy and so good. Tweaked it a little by adding coffee instead of water. Doubled the recipe and made two, one to eat and one to share. Definitely making it again.


    1. Kelly

      Yum!! Great idea on the coffee addition. I’ll have to try that.


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    5 stars
    Chocolate. Chocolate. Chocolate.