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Chocolate Pudding Cake Recipe: 5 Ingredients!

This 5 ingredient Chocolate Pudding Cake takes just 5 minutes to prepare and pop in the oven. Uses basic pantry ingredients and is so moist!

Today I have an amazing cake recipe, that once you make it, you will keep the ingredients on hand. All the time. This chocolate pudding cake is the go-to dessert that my friend and former boss made all the time. The only “fresh” ingredient is eggs and we all usually have those. Everything else is a pantry item. You can literally make this from start to in-the-oven in ten minutes. Definitely a recipe you want in your arsenal.

This 5 ingredient Chocolate Pudding Cake takes just 5 minutes to prepare and pop in the oven. Uses basic pantry ingredients and is so moist. Perfect for busy weeknight dinners or family gatherings.

This 5 ingredient Chocolate Pudding Cake takes just 5 minutes to prepare and pop in the oven. Uses basic pantry ingredients and is so moist. Perfect for busy weeknight dinners or family gatherings.

Chocolate Pudding Cake

This 5 ingredient Chocolate Pudding Cake takes just 5 minutes to prepare and pop in the oven. Uses basic pantry ingredients and is so moist. Perfect for busy weeknight dinners or family gatherings.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 pieces
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • One chocolate cake mix
  • 1 can 15 oz. can Thank You brand Chocolate Pudding (can substitute 5 pudding snack cups, about 3 oz. each)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • With an electric mixer, blend cake mix, pudding and eggs. Batter will be thick.
  • Pour into prepared 9 x 13 pan and spread to the sides. I prepare my baking pans with Baker's Joy.
  • Sprinkle with sugar and chocolate chips.
  • Bake for 35 minutes.
  • Note: Thank You pudding can be hard to find. You can substitute 5 chocolate pudding snack cups for the can of pudding.

Notes

Variations:
Yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding, butterscotch chips.
Chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding, peanut butter chips.
Spice cake mix, vanilla pudding, pumpkin or cinnamon chips.
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Truth be told, I don’t measure the sugar and chocolate chips. I just dump them on. (Feel free to use more than the recipe calls for. I promise I won’t tell.) I have made this chocolate pudding cake so many times I’ve lost count, and it’s perfect every time. You really can’t go wrong. My daughter makes this recipe into cupcakes and they are amazing. Also, make sure to take a look at the variations I listed at the end of the recipe. 

This 5 ingredient Chocolate Pudding Cake takes just 5 minutes to prepare and pop in the oven. Uses basic pantry ingredients and is so moist. Perfect for busy weeknight dinners or family gatherings.

Chocolate Pudding Cake Tip

About the Thank You brand canned pudding. Sometimes it’s hard to find. In most grocery stores, it’s with either the boxed pudding or the canned pie filling. It can also be found at dollar stores or discount stores. I’ve even seen it at Big Lots. I usually buy two or three cans at a time, so I always have it on hand. 

If you cannot find it, just use five chocolate pudding snack cups. 

Update: I had a few questions about the cake dish. I got it years ago from QVC. It’s a brand called Temp-tations. It’s no longer available, but click [HERE] to shop similar items. 

More easy dessert inspiration:
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Chocolate Recipe Collection

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33 Comments

  1. LYNN RAMTHUN says:

    I can’t seem to find Thank you Pudding anymore. Can it be substituted with cups of pudding or a boxed pudding?!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      I know. My grocery store is not carrying it anymore either. You can substitute 5 pudding snack cups. Another option is the brand Kozy Shack. They make a 22 oz. container of chocolate pudding. You need about 16 oz. so just don’t add the whole thing. Enjoy!

      1. Thank for the sub for the Thank You pudding. I had one store that carry it until a few months ago when the “upscaled”. This is a very popular go to recipe. Yellow with butterscotch is really good too. (or any combination of chips on top lol)

  2. That looks delicious! I love your baking dish!
    Where did you purchase from?

  3. I found banana pie filling. any ideas?

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Ohhhh. White or yellow cake mix. White chocolate or caramel chips? Or peanut butter chips if you can find them?

  4. Made this recipe for the first time yesterday for a dinner party. It was a hit! Am now sharing the recipe with others. Easy and delicious. Just had a little trouble finding Thank You brand pudding.

  5. Norma Rolader says:

    Yum Yum I will have to surprise my husband … he loves chocolate Even though he is in home hospice and doesn’t eat well he cannot resist chocolate

  6. Ann,
    Tnanks for all the wonderful information you share.
    I always feel so inspired.
    Tnanks so much………..

  7. Hi Ann
    Looks like everyone asked and answered my question about the canned pudding. Too funny that you never noticed either before looking. Now I am curious! Can’t wait to try this! laura

  8. Can’t wait to bake the chocolate pudding cake recipe. Love your decorating!!!!

  9. Patty Nuth says:

    I made this today. It was yummy! I had to use ready made pudding cups as there was no pupping in a can where we shop. Thanks for the recipe!

  10. Corinne M. says:

    That looks delicious! Will have to make it for my chocolate loving husband! The dish you made it in is beautiful!

  11. Oh my, that looks awesome! I’ll have to be on the lookout for the pudding…I don’t think I’ve ever seen that brand before, but if I find it, I’ll be making this.

  12. Colleen Lang says:

    I’m thinking this would be yummy with peanut butter chips or the mint chocolate chips too! :)

  13. Ricki Jill Treleaven says:

    Yes, I definitely want this one in my arsenal. I’ve never heard of the pudding before. I’ll google it. I’m pinning this one!

    xo,
    RJ

  14. Love quick and easy recipes, I will be giving this a try soon.

    Best Wishes and Toodles, Barbi

  15. I am going to try this with peanut butter chips. I do believe I am the only person on this planet that does not like chocolate chips….at all. Thanks Ann!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Ohhh I think peanut butter chips is brilliant. Enjoy!

  16. Ann, can not wait to try this recipe. I’ve made the Strawberry Fluff twice now and it has become a family favorite. I use Splenda instead of the powered sugar and it is delicious. Hard to find really good diabetic desert recipes that are as good as sugar.
    I love your blog and you are one talented, gifted lady. A busy one too!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Great idea to substitute the Splenda. I’m glad you like the fluff! Thanks for following along and your sweet comment. Regards, Ann

  17. Looks really good and certainly easy. Can you help me with the ‘canned’ pudding. I don’t think I have ever seen it in a can, maybe it’s a different coast thing :-) What is the amount (weight) of the canned pudding? Could buy the pudding cups if we know the amount needed. I have made cakes with a box of pudding mix added, seems like sour cream was the other ingredient.
    Thanks!
    Dee

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Dee! The cans of pudding are 15 oz. I bet if you look by the boxed pudding they will be there. I had never noticed them either until I actually looked for them. Enjoy!

  18. Ann, I love your inspirational e-mails! I look forward to your mail everyday! You inspire me with your crafts and recipes.

  19. Patty Nuth says:

    Sounds good! Are the chocolate chips the baking morsel kind?

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Yes Patty just regular old semi sweet chocolate chips!

  20. Sweet Posy Deams says:

    Yum, I do love chocolate pudding cake. I have a wonderful recipe I got from the Chicago Tribune, which came from a firehouse cook. I make mine in a Bundt pan, but the ingredients are similar. Mine also uses hot pudding, which is more work, but seems to turn out very moist and good. What a darling baking dish!

  21. Pinning for sure, I love any dessert that is easy and chocolaty :) Will be making for sure.

  22. Simple! Sounds perfect!

  23. Mimi - 247 Mulberry Lane says:

    Ann,

    What a wonderful blog you have. I saw your home featured on Rhoda’s Southern Hospitality and thought I’d pop over. I love your use of color throughout your gorgeous home. It all just looks so fresh and beautiful! Your blog is equally charming, and I look forward to spending more time browsing this weekend. You are one talented and creative lady!

    1. Ann, I made this chocolate cake last night and it was a big hit with my family. It was quick, easy, and very delicious! I made the olive oil granola from your post a few weeks ago, and it is SO wonderful, too!! I have also enjoyed printing off your beautiful gift tags. Thank you for sharing all the fantastic recipes and ideas here. You have one of the loveliest sites on the internet. Thanks Again, Tina from Oklahoma

      1. Ann Drake says:

        Oh my gosh Tina…this is so nice of you. I truly appreciate it and in fact, reading this just made a not-so-great day much better!

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