Robin Smith-Salzman’s Secret Family Cake Recipe!

by | In the Kitchen

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The Beloved Chocolate Chip Cake is a family favorite for generations. The most fun part of baking the cake is deciding who will grate the chocolate bar — there are times that we have three graters and three of the grandkids laughing, having fun, and yes making a mess! And no substitutions — it must be the German Chocolate! The ingredients are simple and are always on hand in my kitchen as well as my daughter’s and granddaughter’s! 


1 Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix

1 package instant vanilla pudding mix

1 cup water

½ cup oil

4 eggs

1 small package chocolate chips

1 German chocolate bar (grated)



Mix dry cake and pudding mixes together. Add oil, water, and beat. Add eggs one at a time. Fold in chocolate chips and grated chocolate. Bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hour in greased/floured Bundt pan.

Robin Smith-Salzman

Robin is the Co-Owner and Marketing Director of Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Gastonia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Central Florida, Robin went to work for CBS Radio in Orlando as an Account Manager. After several promotions during her tenure at CBS, she became a VP/Market Manager and was named U.S. Radio & Records “Market Manager of the Year” in 2003.

In 2022 Robin created the Giving With Grace Foundation to further her philanthropic efforts which have become her primary focus. In addition to working with nonprofits and building the Foundation, Robin enjoys spending time with her family—she and her husband Jack have three children, eight grandchildren, and four dogs.

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