What Is Your Best Cake Mix Recipe For Chocolate Cakes?

Decorating By Bellatheball Updated 12 Sep 2008 , 6:49pm by korkyo

Bellatheball Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 2:59pm
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Everyone I've tried has been a bit dry. I have to make a chocolate cake this weekend and I'm looking for a homerun this time.


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nanahaley Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 3:19pm
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I had the same problem until I started using the Darn Good Chocolate Cake recipe from the Cake Mix Doctor cookbook. You can find the recipe in the recipe section. It is the only chocolate cake I make now and I get rave reviews on it.

tonia3604 Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 3:25pm
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I do not like Pillsbury, but the Betty Crocker Triple
Chocolate Fudge Chip is great. I use it every time and haven't had any problem with it except the holes in the baked cake, which was solved by banging the pan on the counter to make the air bubbles surface.

CakeDiane Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 3:32pm
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I love the Darn Good Chocolate Cake recipe too.

spunkybear Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 3:45pm
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Just another vote for that Darn Good Chocolate Cake!!! Just made one last night as a matter of fact!! Filled it with whipped choc ganache, fresh strawberries and more ganache on top!!!! YUMMO!! Sadly all we get around here today is the scraps, as it went to work with the hubby!
I do alter that recipe a bit and use ALL hershey syrup and half oil/half buttericon_lol.gif

cuteums Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 3:52pm
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I like the 3d durable chocolate cake recipe. I start with the Betty Crocker Triple Chocolate Chip box. It comes out fudgy and moist.

The batter will be very very thick. Thicker than brownie mix. Don't worry though, it bakes up beautifully.

lisa78332 Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 3:56pm
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I doctor up a duncan hines choc mix by adding some of the things i've seen here before like milk. But I also add 1 tbsp of mayonaise. For some odd reason, when I don't use it, its dry....

Bellatheball Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 5:15pm
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Thanks guys. I'm off to check these out!

cherrycakes Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 6:36pm
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I'll also put in a vote for Darn Good Chocolate Cake! I'll never be able to go back regular boxed chocolate cake!!

korkyo Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 6:49pm
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I do one tablespoon of sourcream per box. If i want it richer I add a touch of almond emulsion.

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