I believe this originally came from my Grandma. It's a simple dessert to do, and I love it because it doesn't have eggs in it. :-) You could try icing the cake once it totally cools if you want, but I think the topping may have been the favorite part for many. If you need another cake idea that is egg free and dairy free, try the diet soda cake. I put nuts on only half the cake for those who like them and those who don't. You could try different flavors as well if you don't want chocolate.
1 box chocolate cake mix
3.4oz box cook and serve chocolate pudding (do not use instant)
2 cups milk
6oz chocolate chips
2oz pecans (optional)Directions
Cook pudding according to directions using 2 cups milk. As soon as you see it start to thicken some, remove from heat. You don't want this to get too thick like it calls for. In a large bowl, combine chocolate cake mix and prepared pudding. Mix well according to cake mix directions. Sprinkle chocolate chips and nuts all over top of cake and bake according to cake mix directions. Let cool completely and enjoy.