Darn Good Chocolate Cake ( Cake Mix Cake) Recipe

Darn Good Chocolate Cake ( Cake Mix Cake) Recipe

Total Time

00:45 mins

Preparation 00:15 mins

Cooking 00:30 mins

Recipe ingredients:

  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package devil's food cake mix
  • 1 (4 ounce) box instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • chocolate frosting (" perfect" chocolate frosting is preferred, but store bought or your own recipe is acceptable)

Preparation of the recipe:

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Grease 2 9-inch round cake pans.

Dust with flour and tap out the excess; set pans aside.

Place the cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, water, oil, and eggs in a large mixing bowl.

Blend with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute.

Stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl.

On medium low speed, continue to blend for 2-3 minutes more.

The batter will be very thick and should look well combined.

Pour batter into prepared pans and smooth it out.

Bake for 27-32 minutes (since I switched pans, I started checking the cakes at 25 minutes– it was like gooey chocolate pudding– then 3 minutes later it was perfect.

Another couple of minutes and I think it would have been dry, so keep an eye on your cakes.

Allow to cool in the pans on a wire rack for 20 minutes.

Now is the time to start preparing your frosting.

Run a knife along the edges on the cakes pans and carefully remove cake by inverting it; allow to cool for 20 minutes more on the wire rack right side up.

When the cake layers are completely cool, cut layers in half (save a domed layer for the top– it makes your cakes look homemade) and frost.

Source: Food.com: Darn Good Chocolate Cake ( Cake Mix Cake) Recipe