I am looking for a good recipe for a choc or Vanilla cake even if it is from cake mix for a kids birthday..
There are some great recipes on this site. But you have to be careful about chocolate cakes at kids parties because some kids are allergic to chocolate also if you use a mix check for peanut oil. I had a 16 year old at a Christmas party last year who was allergic to peanuts and had a reaction.
My knee-jerk reaction is that the cake doesn't matter. It is simply a structure to hold the icing.
With that said, the Darn Good Chocolate Cake recipe on this site is wonderful.
Definitely the darn good chocolate cake. Kids (& adults) love it!!