Ultra-Chocolate Cake

This simply sweet chocolate cake is a great foundation for other recipes. It can be embellished with nuts or bits of candy.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12


  • 1 package (5 oz.) cook and serve chocolate pudding plus ingredients called for on box
  • 1 box (18.25 oz.) chocolate cake mix
  • 1⁄2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1⁄2 cup sweetened shaved coconut
  • 2 Tbsp. confectioners' sugar
  • 1 container (8 oz.) whipped topping, thawed


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a cake pan. Set aside.
  • Make pudding according to package instructions. While pudding is still hot, blend in dry cake mix.
  • Blend with a whisk or an electric mixer until batter is free of lumps. Turn batter into pan.
  • Layer chocolate chips and coconut onto batter. Bake for 35 minutes. Cool 5 minutes, then top with confectioner's sugar. Serve warm with whipped topping.