Chocolate Quint Cake


Last night I made a birthday cake for a friend from work.  I didn’t want to go to the grocery store for only one or two items, so I searched Google for a recipe using the ingredients I had on hand- namely a Betty Crocker dark chocolate cake mix and Jello chocolate instant pudding.  I settled for a recipe that looked good but I lacked several of the ingredients that the recipe required and otherwise wanted to make it a bit less calorie-heavy; what I came up with turned out *really* well.  It has chocolate x 5, if you include the 3 kinds of chips, the cake mix, and the pudding, hence the name.  Since I got some requests for the recipe I used that doesn’t really exist, here’s what I did:

  • 1 box cake mix
  • 1 box instant pudding
  • 1/2 c applesauce
  • 1/2 c vegetable oil
  • 1 c low fat vanilla yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 c warm water
  • 1-2 c chocolate chips (I used milk, dark, and semisweet)


  • caramel ice cream topping
  • powdered sugar
  • sea salt
Preheat oven to 350° F.  Generously spray a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.  Mix all ingredients (except chocolate chips) until smooth.  Add chips, stir until evenly distributed.  Pour batter into prepared pan, bake for 50-55 minutes or until the cake tests done with a toothpick.  Allow to cool at least 1 hour in the pan.  Turn out onto cake plate, dust with powdered sugar, drizzle with caramel, and sprinkle a little sea salt on top.

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