You didn’t think we would leave you hanging did you?
When we posted this recipe for a doctored up white cake mix a few weeks ago, we got questions about how to doctor up a chocolate cake mix.
So we’re sharing how you can do that!
The big thing for me when coming up with this recipe was I didn’t want to use pudding mix or coffee as elements to doctor up the cake mix.
There are already a lot of doctored up cake recipes out there that use those things. Plus, a common thing I saw people asking was “What can I use in place of the pudding/coffee?” So we’re bringing you a recipe that doesn’t use those items.
The above image compares 2 pieces of cake – the one on the left is a chocolate cake mix, following the directions on the back of the box and the one on the right is our doctored up chocolate cake mix.
You can see that the left one is pretty airy compared to the right one. The doctored up version is incredibly moist and it’s more dense, like a homemade cake would be. The doctored up one also has a deeper chocolate flavor.
I prefer to use Duncan Hines cake mix (and I’ve heard other bloggers say the same) because they have great balance between flavor and moistness, plus Wilton recommends that brand and I trust those cake people!
This recipe is perfect for all of us who like the ease of a box mix, but maybe want to jazz it up a bit and have more of a homemade taste. Plus, I feel that this doctored up version of a chocolate cake comes together just as quick as the box mix because you can still put everything into ONE bowl and beat it together.
For this recipe you’ll want to use a 15.25 oz box of cake white mix. I know some boxes out there are 18.25 oz, so be sure you’re getting the right size.
And what’s a chocolate cake without chocolate frosting and chocolate curls?!
Want to know my secret for making chocolate curls?
Get a hershey’s bar and use a vegetable peeler to make curls, it’s so simple!
Yield: 9x13 inch cake
Total Time: 1 hour
This is hands down our favorite doctored up chocolate cake mix recipe!! Doesn’t use pudding or coffee which is great. Always get tons of compliments on it!