Monday, May 7, 2012

Heaven in Velvet

That would be Red Velvet. Red velvet chocolate pudding cake to be precise. I recently got another of my serious chocolate cravings and was too busy to shop or do much in the way of baking, so I scrounged around in the cupboards and came up with this easy red velvet pudding cake.

You can alter the ingredients in various ways to suit your tastes or pantry. My mother, for example, always bakes with mini chocolate chips because she doesn't like to bite into a big chip of chocolate. I, on the other hand, would be happy with double-size chocolate chips.  To each her own. I used devil's food pudding and red velvet cake simply because that was what I had on hand and, luckily, it worked.

I baked my cake in a Bundt pan.  If you use another type of pan, you will probably have to adjust the baking time.  It is important not to over bake the cake as you want to be sure it stays moist and just a little gooey around the chips.  Heaven!

Shortcut Red Velvet Pudding Cake

1 package (18.25 oz.) red velvet cake mix (not the kind with pudding in the mix)
1 package (3.8 oz.) instant devil’s food pudding mix
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups milk
1 cup sour cream
2 cups dark chocolate chips (can substitute milk chocolate)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease Bundt pan.

Combine all ingredients except chips in bowl of electric mixer.  Beat on low speed about 30 seconds to combine.  Beat at medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.  Fold in chocolate chips.

Pour into Bundt pan and bake 45-55 minutes until toothpick comes out clean or cake feels done when lightly touched.  Do not overcook.

Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then cool on wire rack.


  1. I would love to live at your house! LOL! If you ever decide to open a B&B, please let me know!

  2. That looks wonderful!!!! I would very much enjoy a huge chunk of chocolate chip in mine. MMMM!

  3. Mmm... chocolate pudding .... very nice....the more chocolate the better...not sure what a Bundt pan is though.. Maggie xx

  4. Oh my! This post should have came with a warning..."May cause uncontrollable drooling!" I have got to try this recipe!

  5. Just what the dentist ordered! (lol) This cake looks moist and yummy.

  6. I sure didn't know they even made a red velvet cake mix!
    Oh, but I sure love this cake, especially with a butter icing.

  7. This looks wonderful Posy. I love red velvet cake and the addition of chocolate makes this a real treat. Looks delicious! xx

  8. Hi Posy,
    This looks divine! I am planning a trip to visit my family in India soon, my niece loves red velvet cake and this is something she would go crazy for. I am going to make this for her there.

  9. Velve cake are yummy. Your cake looks like it's getting ready to be eaten hehe..

  10. This looks awesome!!!

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  11. Oh my goodness. This looks absolutely delicious :)

  12. Looks super moist and chocolatey! I'm a red velvet convert after my first cupcake a few months ago.

  13. I love red velvet such a southern classic! I bet it would be extra yummy with chocolate chips like you have added!

  14. This looks rich and delicious! Thanks for the great recipe.

  15. Yum! Your desserts are so torturous! I have never had chocolate chips in a red velvet cake, but that is the most ingenious thing I have ever heard.


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