Chocolate Bundt Cake

To C-Man’s dismay, I absolutely love birthdays especially celebrating his. He was out of town for his special day so I decided that we needed to have a little treat upon his return. Growing up, C-Man enjoyed having his mom’s chocolate bundt cake on his birthday. His mom couldn’t make him one this year, but I attempted to carry on the tradition.


(original recipe in C-Man’s mom’s handwriting)

C-Man’s Mom’s Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe

  • 1 pkg. Duncan Hines Deluxe Devil’s Food cake mix
  • 1 pkg. Jello instant chocolate pudding (I went with the sugar-free version)
  • 1 8 oz. carton sour cream (C-Man’s mom recommends non-fat but the store only had light)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brewed instant coffee
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup rum (optional – I didn’t have any on hand)
  • 1 pkg. 12 oz. chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate – 63% cacao)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips. Fold in chips.

Pour into greased bundt pan.

Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes. Cool for at least 50 minutes.

This was surprisingly easy to make plus more enjoyable with the vintage bundt pan I found at Goodwill (from the originators of the bundt pan, Northland Aluminum Products. Score!)

C-Man said he liked it, especially with the dark chocolate chips (just not the birthday celebrating part). Glad it turned out well even though I misread the recipe and baked it for 50 minutes instead of 45. Whoops!


(a sleepy birthday boy)

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5 Responses to Chocolate Bundt Cake

  1. Wow.. that’s so awesome to have that recipe in the original handwriting and everything! Total treasure. Wish I was more into baking. I could use a pretty bundt cake pan… no clue what I would do with it though. haha!

  2. Stud Loverman says:

    This cake was awesome. Cool picture of the recipe on the index card–I bet it’s from the early 80s. Also, great pics of the process of making it and retro bonus points for having the original pan. Would eat again. However, no thanks to you for screwing up my paleo that day hahaha.

  3. andrea says:

    i love that you were able to use his mom’s original recipe!
    also love that cameron was game enough to wear a party hat for his photo! 🙂

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