Chocolate Wasted Cake

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Chocolate Wasted Cake is definitely one for major chocolate lovers.

chocolate wasted cake displayed on a white plater with stack of white plates and milk in background

Take a look at this cake– a really good look. Why do you think this this cake called, “Chocolate Wasted?” Let me explain.

There was a movie a while back. It was something to do with grandparents watching the kids while the parents were away. The grandparents let the kids go-to-town on a chocolate cake- something their parents never let them eat. And the kids, therefore, became “chocolate wasted.”  That’s what’s happening here. This cake is completely overloaded with chocolate. And if you eat it, you just might become a bit drunk on chocolate!

overhead shot of ingredients needed for chocolate wasted cake: ingredients displayed in little bowls: cake mix, butter, cream, chocolate milk, eggs, chocolate pudding, sour cream, chocolate chips

What are the major chocolate components of this cake?

  • chocolate cake mix (yes… the recipe begins with a mix)
  • chocolate milk
  • chocolate chips
  • chocolate pudding mix
  • Snickers candy bar

chocolate bundt cake still in the pan. pink/white checked napkin on the side

How to make Chocolate Wasted Cake:

For the base cake, you’ll be jazzing up a boxed mix by adding chocolate milk, butter, eggs, sour cream, pudding mix and chocolate chips. That’s going to give you a very chocolatey bundt cake!

chocolate bundt cake on a white platter. chocolate chips and toffee chips in bowls on the side

Next, it’s time to add the toppings, which involves quite a few things. Remember- it’s going to be overloaded with goodies. Read on!

chocolate ganache in a white bowl. chocolate cake and bowl of chocolate chips on the side

A chocolate ganache comes first. It’s a simple mix of chocolate chips and cream.

using a whisk to drizzle glaze onto chocolate cake set on a white platter

The chocolate ganache glaze is drizzled on top of the cooled cake.

pouring caramel onto chocolate wasted cake from a white pitcher

Then comes a little bit of caramel. That’s drizzled right on top of the chocolate glaze.

overhead shot of chocolate wasted cake on a white platter

Finally, you’ll add some toffee bits and chopped Snickers candy bars. 

peek at the side of chocolate wasted cake

You can get creative here and substitute the final touches with whatever candies you prefer. Use candies with chocolate in them since you still want to make it a Chocolate Wasted Cake!

slicing chocolate wasted cake on a white platter

It’s time to slice and eat. Since this cake is most definitely over-the-top, it makes a fabulous birthday cake. A little slice will be plenty to enjoy, and serving it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is a good idea since the chocolate will be very rich. Enjoy!

slice of chocolate cake on a white plate

Here are a few more chocolate dessert recipes you might like to try:

chocolate wasted cake displayed on a white plater with stack of white plates and milk in background
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Chocolate Wasted Cake

Beyond decadent.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 16 servings
Calories 501kcal
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, chocolate, decadent, wasted



  • One 15.25-ounce box Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix (I use the Betty Crocker brand)
  • 3/4 cup chocolate milk
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • One 3.9-ounce box Chocolate Fudge Instant Pudding Mix
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream


  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup toffee bits
  • One 1.86-ounce Snickers candy bar, chopped



  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Generously grease a 12-cup bundt cake pan and lightly flour (or use baking spray).
  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, chocolate milk, butter, eggs, sour cream and pudding mix. Mix until combined (the batter will be thick). Stir in the chocolate chips. Spoon into the prepared pan.
  • Bake until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Turn the pan upside down onto a serving plate; remove the pan. Allow the cake to cool completely, about 2 hours.


  • Place the chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl. Heat the cream in a small saucepan until simmering, then pour over the chocolate chips. Allow to sit for 5 minutes, then stir until smooth. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake.


  • Drizzle the caramel over the cake, sprinkle on the chocolate chips, toffee pieces and chopped candy bar. Store loosely covered at room temperature.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 418mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 408IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 4mg
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  • Karen Anderson wrote:

    This should be called Chocolate Waisted Cake!

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Yes, ha!