Vanilla Rich Chip Cake

This moist cake, requiring just one bowl for preparation, is rich in vanilla flavor.

Serves: 16
10 mins Prep time 50 mins Cook time
10 mins Prep time
50 mins Cook time
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat all ingredients, except chocolate chips, in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed just to moisten. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes.

  • Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into greased and floured 12-cup Bundt pan.

  • Bake 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Invert cake onto wire rack. Cool completely. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar or drizzle with Vanilla Butter Glaze (recipe follows), if desired.

Cooking tip

• To prevent chocolate chips from sinking to bottom of pan, reserve 1 tablespoon of the dry cake mix. Toss chocolate chips in dry cake mix before stirring into the batter. 

Vanilla Butter Glaze: Mix 3 tablespoons butter, melted, 2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar, 3 tablespoons water and 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract until smooth. Let stand 3 minutes or until thickened. Makes 1 cup. 

Flavor Variations: Prepare as directed. Use 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract or 4 teaspoons McCormick® Raspberry Flavor or 1 tablespoon McCormick® Rum Flavor in place of the vanilla.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 351Calories: 351Cholesterol: 71mg
  • Sodium: 359mgProtein: 5g
  • Total Fat: 19gFiber: 0g
  • Carbohydrate: 40g

Ratings & Reviews: 9

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  • Kimberlee on 06/08/2013

    The absolute best cake & I prefer chocolate over vanilla. This cake would be great even without the chips. I recommend using the French vanilla cake mix, the house smells like heaven while it bakes. Very hard to not eat it all at once.

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  • Edna on 02/06/2016

    The 1st time I tried this cake - many years ago, I thought 'UGH !' Hubby tried it and thought it was awesome. Brother tried it, loved it. It is a very unique tasting cake due to 1 tbsp. of vanilla. Very moist and full of flavor!

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  • Regina S. on 12/05/2015

    Made this cake twice and making a third time today to take to a trim a tree party. Is my go to cake for a party from now on. Super moist and flavorful.

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  • Charisma on 04/21/2013

    It has alot of flavor!love it

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  • mish on 04/19/2013

    Rich, moist, and delicious! There wasn't a crumb left. Kids and adults enjoyed this super cake!!!

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  • Nicole on 03/08/2013

    WONDERFUL...full of flavor!

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  • Jennifer W. on 04/13/2016

    This was OK but I would not make it again. It still tasted like a boxed cake mix despite the addition of pure vanilla. I ended up serving it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and homemade chocolate sauce, which concealed some of the artificial taste. I used a top name brand cake mix, too. Would not recommend. Not worth the calories.

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  • Gloria on 01/31/2015

    Made this recipe but did cupcakes..I Baked them for 25 min, they were golden brown, looked great and when tested with a toothpick came out clean.. Done!! Not!! a few minutes after I took them out they totally sunk in!! I have to say they smelled wonderful.. I am so upset I had to throw them all in the garbage..I could not have cooked them any longer or they would have burned.. I have been baking for 40 years what did I do wrong!!!

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  • Barbara on 10/13/2015

    Do not make this cake. It has too much liquid and made a very heavy and extremely moist cake. It was not palatable!

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