Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine / Impossible Chocolate Cake

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine follows the story of a quirky loner who is confident that the awkwardness that always seems to follow her around is due to the social ineptitudes of everyone else. She lives her life in the most efficient way possible and sticks to her routines. Everything is completely fine, until it isn’t. As her tragic backstory is slowly revealed, you can’t help but be drawn in by Eleanor and cheer for her hard-earned successes. While it would be easy to get bogged down by the loneliness and tragedy that surrounds Eleanor, this book is ultimately uplifting and heartwarming.

In honor of Eleanor’s efficiency and the comfort she is eventually able to find, I made an Impossible Chocolate Cake. With only five ingredients, it is definitely efficient, but the dense chocolately goodness makes it incredibly comforting as well.

Impossible Chocolate Cake


  • 16 oz. sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 chocolate cake mix
  • 1 box instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 bag chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease and flour a bundt pan.

Combine sour cream and egg in a bowl and blend until combined.

Add cake mix and pudding mix and blend until well mixed.

Stir in chocolate chips.

Bake at 325 degrees for 45-55 minutes or until tester comes out clean.

Cool for 30 minutes and then invert onto a serving plater.

Garnish with powdered sugar or chocolate ganache and chocolate chips.

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