My oldest son made this cake for the FHE treat. We've made it before and everyone LOVES it. It's very moist and you really don't need the glaze if you don't want it. We also make other variations of this cake. Double chocolate (use chocolate cake and chocolate pudding and no vanilla extract, or glaze), Lemon poppyseed (Use lemon cake and lemon pudding, no chocolate chips or glaze, and in place of vanilla add poppy seeds) The double chocolate one is our absolute favorite!
1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1 pkg 3 1/2 oz instant vanilla pudding
1 C sour cream
1/2 C each oil and water
1 Tbl pure vanilla extract
1 C mini chocolate chips
1. beat all ingredients except chips in mixer.
2. stir in chocolate chips. Pour into greased and floured 12 C bundt pan.
3. bake in 350 degree oven for 50 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cook in pan for 10 min. Invert cake onto wire rack. Cook completely and then drizzle glaze over top if you like.
*glaze: 3 Tbl melter butter, 2 1/4 C powdered sugar, 3 Tbl water and 1 tsp vanilla extract. mix together until smooth. Let stand until thickened.