close-up of german chocolate cake with pecan frosting on a white plate and granite countertop

German Chocolate Cake

Enhance the boxed german chocolate cake mix with substitutions and create a more moist and rich flavor!
Prep Time: 14 minutes
Cook Time: 36 minutes
Cooling Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: german chocolate bundt cake recipe, german chocolate bundt cake recipe using cake mix, german chocolate bundt cake with box mix, german chocolate cake in bundt pan
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 175kcal





  • Preheat the oven to 350°F for metal and glass pan(s) and 325°F for dark or coated pan(s). Add 3 - 5 minutes for dark or coated pan(s).
  • Grease the sides and bottom of your chosen pan(s) and flour lightly OR use PAM baking spray. Use baking cups for cupcakes. We chose a bundt pan, so we sprayed it with PAM spray generously!

Cake Batter

  • Blend cake mix, water, oil and eggs in a large bowl at low speed until moistened (just about 30 seconds). Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour batter in pan(s) and bake immediately.


  • Bake in the center of the oven following the chart below. Add 3 - 5 minutes for dark or coated pan(s). The cake is done when a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool the cake(s) in the pan(s) on a wire rack for about 15 minutes. Remove the cake(s) from the pan(s) and cool completely before frosting.

Pan Size and Baking Times:

  • (2) 8-Inch: Bake Time: 23-28 min
    (2) 9-Inch: Bake Time: 22-27 min
    13 x 9-Inch: Bake Time: 22-27 min
    Bundt: Bake Time: 33-36 min
    24 cupcakes: Bake Time: 16-19 min


Served alongside some homemade Eggless Ice Cream would be nice for any occasion!


Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 316mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 71IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg
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