briansbaker Posted 20 Jun 2005 , 1:09pm
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Here is a Q I never thought I would ask. I need to make a chocolate cake, but only have yellow cake mix. How and if it is possible to make this yellow cake taste chocolate.. Need to bake it today.. I have no way to the store and need to make it for tonight.. Any ideas?
Thanks, Mrs. Panic!

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stephanie214 Posted 20 Jun 2005 , 1:42pm
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Hi briansbaker,

How about adding cocoa powder and sour cream.

CakesByEllen Posted 20 Jun 2005 , 2:00pm
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Check out the blue ribbon chocolate fudgy cake recipe that was just posted. I made it this weekend and it was really good. It uses a yellow cake, some unsweetened cocoa, chocolate syrup. Might be what you need. It is very chocolatey icon_evil.gif - needs a glass of milk next to it!

traci Posted 20 Jun 2005 , 2:03pm
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I did this before...I added a package of chocolate pudding(Jello in the box) and it tasted just like chocolate. My other suggestion would be to add cocoa powder. If you have hershey cocoa powder...I think there is an easy recipe for chocolate cake on the box. Hope that helps!
traci

traci Posted 20 Jun 2005 , 2:14pm
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I found the recipe:
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup veg. oil
2 tsp. vanilla and 1 cup boiling water
Combine dry ingredients. Add eggs, milk, oil, vanilla and beat. stir in boiling water. pour into pans. bake 350 for 30-35 min.
I have made this before and it turned out great! Also you could probably substitute your brand of cocoa if you don't have hershey. Good luck!
traci

briansbaker Posted 20 Jun 2005 , 2:25pm
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THANK YOU.. On my way to make a yellow cake chocolate..
Lifesavers, I love this place!!! icon_biggrin.gif

cakegal Posted 21 Jun 2005 , 3:17pm
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The knowledge is unbelievable...
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Happy baking,
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