Chocolate Chip Cake by the Charleston Cake Lady

This crockpot chocolate chip cake by the Charleston Cake Lady is the perfect dessert for the holidays or any occasion

My mom and my Grandmother Dycie had such a special mother and daughter bond that was a beautiful relationship to watch. I have been so blessed to have the love and guidance from two Godly women that love to cook for their families. Through cooking, so many memories are made and linger, like this Chocolate Chip Cake from the Charleston Cake Lady Cookbook. How recipes can become so precious to the soul and remind us of those we love is one of the many beauties of food and why I love to be in the kitchen.

This cake was one of my Grandmother’s absolute favorite desserts. She baked it so often that it has become a staple in our home and will for generations to come. My mom gave her a Charleston Cake Lady Cookbook one year for Mother’s Day and this is one of the special cakes she adopted. We always expected and longed for this to be there for every holiday or visit to their home!This recipe from the book that my mom gave to her is one that she truly treasured and now so do we. I hope it becomes one of your family favorites, too!

Chocolate Chip Cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 18
Author Charleston Cake Lady


  • 1 package butter recipe golden cake mix
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 8 ounces sour cream do not use low fat or nonfat
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 package 12 ounces mini semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a 12 cup Bundt pan.
  3. In a large mixing bowl with a mixer, blend the cake mix, sugar, sour cream and oil on low speed for 1 minute.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, blending well after each addition.
  5. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat for 4 minutes.
  6. Add the vanilla extract.
  7. Fold the chocolate chips into the batter by hand and stir gently until they are well distributed.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  9. Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan.
  10. Invert the cake onto a plate and serve.
It is a classic and we love to enjoy it over the holidays. It makes the perfect dessert after a delicious home cooked meal and for any occasion. What are some of your family favorite holiday recipes? Share them in the comments below!

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    March 31, 2018 at 11:46 am

    I’ve made this cake and the taste is truly fabulous, but the chips all sank to the bottom. Any tips on how to avoid that? Thanks!

    • Reply
      Crockpot Empire
      April 2, 2018 at 2:44 pm

      Hi Mandy! Did you use MINI chocolate chips opposed to regular size? You want to make sure you use MINI because they are lighter and most of the time won’t sink. It is a fight against gravity! There are a few other tricks like adding a little extra flour and wetting the chips with your batter before folding them in. Hope this helps, because it truly is a special cake!!! Give it another try and let me know how it turns out!

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