Heavenly Devil’s Food Pound Cake Recipe

Gather ’round, foodies and dessert lovers alike! I have a recipe that will transport your taste buds to a place they’ve never been before. Get ready for the rich, indulgent, and sinful flavors of my Devil’s Food Pound Cake With Chocolate Glaze Recipe.

This cake is not for the faint of heart. It is for the bold who crave chocolate in its purest form and enjoy desserts that are decadent and unforgettable. With its moist devil’s food base and creamy chocolate glaze that drips down every slice, this cake is a chocoholic’s dream come true.

But don’t take my word for it. Make it yourself and prepare to be captivated by its intense flavors and soft texture. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply indulging your sweet tooth, this Devil’s Food Pound Cake With Chocolate Glaze Recipe is sure to impress.

So preheat your ovens, dust off your mixing bowls, and get ready to embark on a journey of pure cocoa bliss with me by your side. Let’s dive into this recipe together and experience the thrill of a truly satisfying dessert that will leave everyone wanting more.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Devil's Food Pound Cake With Chocolate Glaze
Devil’s Food Pound Cake With Chocolate Glaze

Listen up, my fellow dessert devotees! Do you crave something sweet, rich and devilishly delicious? Well then, this recipe is perfect for you. Say hello to the Devil’s Food Pound Cake With Chocolate Glaze, a dessert that will make your taste buds dance with delight.

What’s not to love about a decadent pound cake infused with devil’s food chocolate and topped with a mouth-watering chocolate glaze? The combination of deep chocolate flavor with moist and dense pound cake texture is absolutely divine. This recipe is a true crowd-pleaser, and it’s perfect for satisfying any sweet tooth craving.

Whether you’re planning on indulging in this cake yourself or sharing it with loved ones, the Devil’s Food Pound Cake With Chocolate Glaze has something for everyone. So go ahead and treat yourself to the rich flavors of this incredible pound cake. You won’t regret it!

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven
A slice of heaven

The ingredients you need for this Devil’s Food Pound Cake With Chocolate Glaze Recipe are:

  • 1 package (15.25 oz) Duncan Hines classic devil food cake mix
  • 1 package (3.9 oz) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • Confectioner’s sugar for dusting

For The Chocolate Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1 package (3.9 oz) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

This recipe features an uncomplicated ingredient list that combines convenience with quality. To make things even simpler, it uses just one packaged cake mix and a handful of other basic ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Don’t be fooled, though – the result is a rich and decadent dessert that will satisfy even the most insatiable sweet tooth.

The Recipe How-To

 Chocolatey goodness on a plate
Chocolatey goodness on a plate

Now, let’s get to the heart of the matter, the recipe itself. Here are the steps to follow in order to create a Devil’s Food Pound Cake with Chocolate Glaze that will impress everyone who dares to try it!

Ingredient List

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 package (15-25 oz) devil’s food cake mix
  • 1 package (5.9 oz) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups vegetable oil

For the glaze:
– 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
– 3/4 cup water
– 1 package (5.9 oz) instant chocolate pudding mix
– 1/4 cup corn syrup

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F.

Step 2: Combine Ingredients

In a large bowl, combine cake mix and pudding mix. Beat in eggs, water, and oil until batter is smooth.

Step 3: Grease Bundt Pan

Thoroughly grease a bundt pan with nonstick spray or butter.

Step 4: Pour Batter into Pan

Pour batter into prepared bundt pan.

Step 5: Bake

Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 6: Let Cool

Allow cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing it from the pan and allowing it to cool completely on a wire rack.

Step 7: Make Glaze

While the cake cools, prepare the glaze by whisking together confectioners’ sugar, water, chocolate pudding mix, and corn syrup until well combined.

Step 8: Pour Glaze on Cake

Once you’ve removed the cooled cake from the bundt pan, slowly pour glaze over top so that it drips down the sides in an even fashion.

Step 9: Let Stands Before Serving

Let the glaze set briefly before slicing and serving this delicious Devil’s Food Pound Cake with Chocolate Glaze!

Serving Suggestions

This moist devil’s food cake is perfect served warm or at room temperature. Enjoy it as an indulgent after-dinner dessert or as a decadent treat with your morning coffee.

Recipe Notes and Tips

If you’re feeling adventurous or experimental in your baking mood, try these substitutions to give your Devil’s Food Pound Cake with Chocolate Glaze a twist:

  • Use Duncan Hines Classic Devil’s Food Cake Mix instead of any other brand
  • Add sour cream to create even more moistness
  • Swap vegetable oil for melted butter for extra rich flavor
  • Enhance your chocolate experience! Try out other types of cakes with different types of chocolate such as milk chocolate, fudge bundt cakes or even give a go to

Substitutions and Variations

 Perfectly moist and devilishly rich
Perfectly moist and devilishly rich

Listen up, bakers! If you’re looking to deviate from the norm and add your own creative twist to this devil’s food pound cake recipe, then you’re in the right place. Here are a few substitutions and variations to play around with:

Firstly, for an alternative glaze recipe, swap out the chocolate glaze for a luscious chocolate buttercream frosting or simple chocolate drizzle. You could even go for something on the wild side and add a fudge bundt or chocolate espresso to your devil’s food cake.

For those who love rich chocolate flavor, throw in an extra ¼ cup of confectioners’ sugar to make it even sweeter. Or, if you prefer a bit of tang, replace the water in the cake mix with sour cream or swap out some of the vegetable oil for butter.

In terms of cake mix options, don’t be afraid to mix things up! Although Duncan Hines classic devil’s food cake mix is recommended for an optimal experience, you could also opt for a different brand or try your hand at making homemade devil’s food cake mix.

If you’re catering to dietary restrictions such as lactose intolerance or veganism, there are plenty of ingredient swaps available. For example, replace eggs with applesauce or mashed bananas and use corn syrup instead of honey for a vegan option.

Lastly, when it comes to presentation, the traditional bundt pan doesn’t have to be your only choice. You could experiment with using a sheet pan or making cupcakes instead of a bundt cake for those who prefer individual servings.

Remember that baking is all about experimentation and creativity. So go ahead and switch up this devilishly decadent recipe however it suits your taste buds best!

Serving and Pairing

 The ultimate indulgence for chocoholics
The ultimate indulgence for chocoholics

Now, my dear baker, let’s talk about the best way to serve this devilishly good pound cake. I recommend serving it at room temperature, which allows the cake to maintain its moist texture and rich flavor.

To add a touch of elegance to your presentation, feel free to dust confectioners’ sugar over the top of the pound cake or drizzle it with chocolate glaze. You can whip up the glaze by mixing corn syrup and water in a saucepan until it boils, then adding instant chocolate pudding mix and letting it cool before spreading it over the cake.

As for pairing, a warm cup of coffee or tea is always a great choice alongside any delicious cake. The bold flavors of Devil’s Food Pound Cake make it an ideal match for bolder beverages such as espresso or chocolate milk as well.

However, if you’re looking for something to cut through the richness of this pound cake, try serving it with fresh berries or a light strawberry sauce. That would create a beautiful balance between sweet and tangy flavors.

For those who prefer a more decadent experience, you could always add chocolate chips into the batter before baking. Or top off each slice with dollops of whipped cream or buttercream icing; that oozy goodness would have your guests swooning in no time!

Trust me when I say that whatever you decide to pair with this recipe will only elevate its indulgent qualities even further. Enjoy!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A decadent treat for any occasion
A decadent treat for any occasion

Listen up, bakers! I’ve got some helpful tips to ensure your Devil’s Food Pound Cake stays moist and devilishly delicious even after a few days.


Who doesn’t love the convenience of make-ahead recipes? Well, you can totally pre-bake this cake up to a day ahead of your event, celebration, or party. Simply let it cool down completely, then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and store it in the fridge till you’re ready to serve. The fridge will keep the frosting firm and prevent the cake from going stale.


If you ended up with leftovers because no one ate like a devil, it’s important to store them properly so they don’t dry out or get stale. You can use aluminum foil or an airtight container to store the cake for up to 3-4 days at room temperature or in the refrigerator. However, make sure you don’t leave it out for more than 2 hours because bacteria could start to grow.


No one likes a cold piece of cake, but don’t worry – reheating this cake is quite easy like stealing candy from a baby. You just need to slice it down to your desired serving size and place each slice on a microwave-safe plate. Reheat for about 10-15 seconds in the microwave or until slightly warm. This way, you can experience that rich chocolate flavor with a moist and fluffy texture all over again!

Keep in mind that if you’ve drizzled the chocolate glaze over the top of your Devil’s Food Pound Cake, warming it up too much will likely melt it right off! So if you want to keep those chocolate chips and glaze perfectly intact, let the cake sit at room temperature for a bit before reheating. Alternatively, you can remove the frosting and reheat each slice separately without compromising its original charm.

Now that you know how easy it is to prep ahead, store well, and reheat properly, there’s no reason not to enjoy this indulgent pound cake whenever you crave something devilishly sweet.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Curb your chocolate cravings with a slice of devil's food pound cake
Curb your chocolate cravings with a slice of devil’s food pound cake

Pound cakes are delicate baked goods that require precision and patience to get them perfectly right. Even slight modifications in ingredient measurements or baking techniques can impact the final result. Here are some tips for achieving perfect results when making devil’s food pound cake with chocolate glaze.

First and foremost, always use quality ingredients. A moist and flavorful cake depends on the quality of ingredients used – from cake mix to instant pudding to chocolate glaze recipe. Duncan Hines Classic Devil’s Food Cake Mix, instant chocolate pudding mix, and fudgy chocolate glaze recipe that complements the cake perfectly.

When it comes to mixing the ingredients, make sure to follow the instructions carefully. Combine the cake mix, instant pudding mix, eggs, water, and oil in a large bowl, mixing until everything is combined, then beat on medium speed for two minutes. It’s important not to overmix the batter; otherwise, the cake can turn out dense and tough.

A bundt pan is an ideal choice for baking pound cakes since it evenly distributes heat throughout the cake while allowing for a beautiful presentation. Be sure to grease the bundt pan with cooking spray or butter and dust it with flour. Tap out any excess flour before adding the batter.

When preheating your oven, ensure that it is set at 350°F (180°C) degrees. Don’t forget to place a baking sheet under the pan as some drips will surely come off!

Don’t rush removing the hot cake from its pan; after baking, let it cool in its pan on a wire rack for 15-25 minutes or until it cools completely since allowing air flow can help prevent steam buildup which would ruin your delicate bundt.

For an extra chocolaty twist, you could add chocolate chips into your moist devil food cakes which will melt inside creating a luxurious texture that melts in your mouth with each bite!

Following these tips will almost guarantee success when making devil’s food pound cake with chocolate glaze – rich chocolatey heaven!

Bottom Line

As I wrap up this article, I strongly recommend you to give this Devil’s Food Pound Cake recipe a try. This cake recipe is easy to make and doesn’t require any special ingredients or equipment.

Not only is this cake rich in chocolate flavor, but it also has a soft and moist texture that is hard to resist. The chocolate glaze adds an extra oomph of decadence that will make it a crowd-pleaser at any event or gathering.

Furthermore, this recipe is highly adaptable and can be customized to your liking with various substitutions and toppings. You can even use it as a base for other delicious desserts, such as fudge bundt, chocolate buttercream frosting or chocolate espresso.

So why not treat yourself to something special by whipping up this deluxe Devil’s Food Pound Cake with Chocolate Glaze recipe? You won’t regret it!

Devil's Food Pound Cake With Chocolate Glaze

Devil’s Food Pound Cake With Chocolate Glaze Recipe

This recipe was on a box of Duncan Hines Deluxe II Devil's Food Cake Mix and dates back to the late 60's or early 70's. The Deluxe II series is no longer made by Duncan Hines. I assume that the Moist Deluxe series replaces the Deluxe II. I made the recipe several times, and it was very good. I am posting to Zaar so that I can throw away this tiny piece of paper.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 4 Hours, Dessert, For Large Groups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Calories: 282.9kcal


  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package devil's food cake mix (Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Devil's Food)
  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup Crisco cooking oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 2/3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Blend all ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes, careful not to overmix.
  • Bake in a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.
  • Cake will be done when center springs back when touched lightly.
  • Let cool right side up for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from pan.
  • To make the chocolate glaze, combine the cocoa, water oil and corn syrup in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture is smooth. Remove from heat.
  • Immediately beat in 1 cup confectioners sugar.
  • Drizzle over cake.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 84g | Calories: 282.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 37.9g | Protein: 3.8g | Fat: 14.1g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Cholesterol: 52.9mg | Sodium: 373.2mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 23.3g

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