Here's one more recipe in my series of doctored cake mix treats. I taught at a small private high school several years ago and our secretary used to make one of these for the teachers on occasion or whenever one of her three kids needed to bring a treat to school. (We were Louisiana, and we took food very seriously. Someone always needed to bring a treat to school. I lived there 6 years and gained 20lbs.) The cake became famous in the school, and I begged for the recipe when I moved.
Chocolate Chip Pound Cake
1 box yellow cake mix
1 small (3 oz) box instant chocolate pudding mix
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup oil
3/4 cup water
4 large eggs
8 oz sour cream
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips*
Mix all the ingredients except the chips for two minutes on medium speed. Stir in chips and pour batter into a well-greased bundt pan. Cook for 1 hour at 350F.
*The only tricky part is keeping the chips from sinking to the bottom while the cake cooks. To prevent this, I tossed them with about 1 tsp of flour. Sometimes they still sink a bit so I make sure the pan is very well greased so the cake will come out in one piece. It's yummy no matter what happens :)