Do you love this adorable mini chocolate bundt cake? Today I am sharing this recipe for a chocolate bundt cake. Teacher Appreciation is the perfect chance to say “Thank You!” to our favorite teachers, librarians, and school staff.


A small cake, cupcake or mini bundt cake is a perfect gift. The cake is the way to my heart after all. For Teacher Appreciation I love mini bundt cakes because the recipe is easy enough for the kids to help… always a bonus. It’s a treat that seems special and fun. Here’s how to make them. First of all, you won’t need a chocolate glaze or chocolate ganache. This recipe is so easy because it starts with a cake mix. Also, a pudding mixes makes it nice and moist.

Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe

Make this delicious easy mini bundt cake. 
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes


  • 1 Box Devils Food Cake Betty Crocker
  • 1 1/3 Cup Oil
  • 1 Box Chocolate Pudding Small Box
  • 1/2 Cup Warm Water
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips


  • Mix ingredients together, adding the chocolate chips last. Pour into greased mini bundt pan. Bake at 350 for 18 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. The recipe will make 12 mini bundt cakes. Cool completely before frosting. Place frosting in a pastry bag using a medium smooth tip (mine was a Wilton tip #12) and pipe back and forth in loops like shown:
Servings: 12
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Cindy Hopper


This is the perfect icing to put on top of the cake.

Easy Butter Frosting

Simple frosting recipe perfect for cakes and cupcakes.
Prep Time 10 minutes


  • 1/3 Cup Softened Butter
  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla
  • 2-3 Tbsp Milk Stiffer is better for Bundt


  • Mix together till smooth. Add coloring if desired. I usually leave it white for Bundt Cakes.
Servings: 12
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Cindy Hopper


I love to give the mini bundts in a small gift box, just to make it feel a little fancy. And speaking of fancy how about flowers on top? Is that too much? Not for me.


And since no gift would be complete without a tag. I’ve created a sweet little printable just for you.


Click here for the You Take the Cake Tags.

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  1. Hello, I am making these as I type. They will end up being mini volcanoes with red and orange frosting. My question, 1 and 1/3 cup oil, is that right? Seems like a lot!

  2. I’m a teacher and I have four sons. Every year at parent-teacher conferences (long, long days for teachers!), I bring a treat to my sons’ teachers. I love your idea of the mini-bundt cake, so I paid $1 per box and about $.30 per cake and gave them to the teachers. I even tied a plastic fork onto the ribbon, so they could dig right in. Thanks for the idea!

  3. Hi Debbie, The font is called Fling LET. I’ve used it over and over… it’s one of my favorites. cheers, Calli

  4. Hi Patricia, I laughed when I wrote this post… and almost threw in a little Greek Wedding quote. “What is it? Its a bundt. A bunndtttt, a bonk, a bunnnnnnnndt. Its a cake. A CAKE!!” I don’t even have big hair and I still like the fancy little flower on the cake ;-). cheers, Calli

  5. Very Pretty!. I will say, though, the flowers instantly made me think of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. 🙂

  6. What a great idea! I always rack my brain trying to find something different and new, and this is a nice idea!

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