Best Chocolate Flavor - Boxed Cake Mix?

Decorating By mistymamas Updated 15 Jul 2009 , 2:54am by LambrinieCakes

mistymamas Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 3:19am
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There are so many different boxed chocolate boxed cake mixes, I dont know what you buy and I dont want to buy each one just to test it. Got a cake this weekend. What are your favorites? Just going from memory, Ii seen swiss, devils food, german, fudge...

I usually use German, but only because thats all ive tried!

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saffronica Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 3:29am
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My favorite is Betty Crocker's Triple Chocolate Fudge.

curiegas Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 3:47am
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My family loves the Duncan Hines Devils Food.

soygurl Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 9:45am
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Originally Posted by curiegas

My family loves the Duncan Hines Devils Food.



Yeah, that!
I always doctor it, but it's the ONLY box mix I ever use, and my doctored recipe is never as good with any other brand!

1234me Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 2:38pm
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Duncan Hines triple Chocolate Fudge

brett9008 Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 2:47pm
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I use Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge. It's very moist...

cupcakeco Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 2:54pm
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My vote's for Duncan Hines also-- Devil's food is okay but Dark Chocolate Fudge is so good! Especially doctored...

KansasSherry Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 2:54pm
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I use Duncan Hines Devils Food cakemix that I doctor.

toodlesjupiter Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 2:55pm
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Another vote for Duncan Hines!

Win Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 2:56pm
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You'll have as many answers as you could ever possibly imagine...

I'm a Pillsbury kind of girl. Devil's Food. If you don't want to go to all the trouble of doctoring it as others have mentioned, simply replace the water the box calls for with cold, strong coffee which enhances the chocolate even more. When greasing and flouring your pans, replace the flour with cocoa which, too, brings the chocolate to the forefront. You can't go wrong with those simple enhancements.

PuffCake Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 3:03pm
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Another vote for Pillsbury Devil's Food. I won't use anything but Pillsbury. I've strayed twice, but came back to Pillsbury both times because it is so much better, IMHO. I'll never stray again! Like Win, I also sub coffee for the water in chocolate cakes. You can't taste the coffee, but it enhances the chocolate. Good Luck!

angelcakes5 Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 3:04pm
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I like the dark fudge Duncan Hines, lots of customers like the devils food too

cakesdivine Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 3:04pm
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Hands down is DH's Dark Chocolate Fudge cake...

But DO NOT get it mixed up with their Butter Fudge Cake - that version is AWFUL!

jaybug Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 3:07pm
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Dh dark chocolate fudge is my favorite. icon_smile.gif

Lisaa1996 Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 3:12pm
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I vote DH Dark Fudge....I doctor it with coffee and chocolate milk to get EXTRA chocolate flavor that rocks! icon_smile.gif

Cakeface929 Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 3:21pm
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If you are going for the best to decorate with, I recommend anything Pillsbury. They have pudding in the mix, which makes them very moist and I have found that their cakes do not crumb up or fall apart as easy as betty crocker and Duncan Hines. To have extra moist cake, bake your cakes a day in advance and double wrap tightly with saran wrap and refrigerate.

jennym0904 Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 3:22pm
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if i could add one that I don't like- the Duncan Hines Milk Chocolate- didn't taste like chocolate at all!

i am a fan of DH devils food, dark fudge. i doctor mine as well- coffee, sour cream and maybe add a squirt of hershey's syrup. icon_smile.gif delicious!!

susanscakecreations Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 3:25pm
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Originally Posted by Lisaa1996

I vote DH Dark Fudge....I doctor it with coffee and chocolate milk to get EXTRA chocolate flavor that rocks! icon_smile.gif




DITTO........I agree with Lisaa1996.......absolutely doctor it with coffee....I haven't tried chocolate milk, but I bet it would be killer good!!!!!!!
I always use this flavor for Chocolate WASC cakes, and everyone RAVES about how good and moist the chocolate cake is!!!!!

mistymamas Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 4:40pm
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Looks like I will be going with Duncan Hines dark chocolate fudge. icon_smile.gif That seems to be the most popular. And yeah...I think I have tried the milk chocolate (thinking hersheys!) and yeah, I do vividly recall the cake tasting aweful, with little chocolate flavor. Hence the reason why I went back to the good old german choclate. lol

Thank you all for your input, I really appreciate it. I think I will try Pillsbury this weekend - just to see the difference. I have only been using DH the last couple of months.

Thanks again! you all are wonderful, as always. icon_smile.gif

funcakes Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 9:07pm
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And don't forget to sift the mix like indydebi tells us to!

She is right-it really does make a difference.

mistymamas Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 4:10am
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Why sift the mix???

mistymamas Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 8:36am
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Okay, I sifted the mix (?) and baked the dark choc fudge and it came out TOO moist. icon_sad.gif Disinigrates in mouth. Tastes mushy after its been in your mouth for a few seconds.

HAve you girls had this problem with this cake mix?

Win Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 1:37pm
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Originally Posted by mistymamas

Okay, I sifted the mix (?) and baked the dark choc fudge and it came out TOO moist. icon_sad.gif Disinigrates in mouth. Tastes mushy after its been in your mouth for a few seconds.

HAve you girls had this problem with this cake mix?




Which mix? DH? I know there are loads of supporters of DH, but I grew up as a Pillsbury Girl and never used DH until I found Cake Central and listened to all those who exhorted its virtues... must say, I went right back to using Pillsbury. Devils icon_evil.gif Food Chocolate.

We sift the mix because many of us have found them to be so filled with lumps that don't want to mix out. It just makes the mix time quicker so you are not over beating the cake (which opens up a whole new can of worms.)

edited for typo

kokopuff Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 2:01pm
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Hands down Duncan Hines dark chocolate fudge! I want to share a story about DH. My grandparents owned a farm next to a replica of a wigwam village(motel)and they were friends with the original owners and would visit frequently and guess who was one of their famous visitors the Duncan Hines himself! He must have really impressed my family because everytime we get on the subject of cakes,especially my uncle, he goes on and on about how nice he was! I know this was off the subject but it is kind of touching to me and I wanted to share.

DeeDelightful Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 9:32pm
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Originally Posted by jaybug

Dh dark chocolate fudge is my favorite. icon_smile.gif




I used this as a WASC, and used half coffee/half water...it was great!

cakemeasIam Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 9:41pm
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dh dark chocolate fudge for me too! ive infused it with champagne...yummy!
best mix for me that i have found...

msulli10 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 9:42pm
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sorry about the duplicate post

msulli10 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 9:42pm
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I love the DH devils food with the coffee boost! It's really has a deep chocolate, moist taste.

cakemeasIam Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 9:42pm
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dh dark chocolate fudge for me too! ive infused it with champagne...yummy!
best mix for me that i have found...

brett9008 Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 4:35pm
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Well, I also discovered this weekend that DH mixes result in ALOT more batter per mix then pillsbury. More for the money...

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