Moist Deluxe Dark Chocolate Cake Mix (DH copycat) 1 Reviews By JanH recipe Comments | 0 Favorites | 106 Print Oh Yeah! Now I can make my own cake mixes just like the big boys! Adapted from a recipe on Top secret Recipes! by Sharon123/recipezaar Moist Deluxe Dark Chocolate Cake Mix (DH copycat) Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour1 3/4 cups superfine sugar3/4 cup cocoa2 tsp. baking power1 tsp baking soda1 tsp. salt4 Tbsp. vegetable shorteningTo make cake:1 1/3 cups water1/2 cup vegetable oil3 large eggs Instructions 1. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir to combine. Add shortening, using eletric mixer on medium speed to blend the shortening into the dry ingredients. Completely mix shortening util no chunks are visible. This is the mix which may be kept in a sealed container for several months. 2. To make the cake: 3. Preheat the oven to 350*F. Grease sides and bottoms of two 9″ pans, or one 9×13″ pan. Lightly flour the greased pans. Blend the dry cake mix (above) with water, oil, and eggs in a large bowl with the mixer at low speed until just moistened. Kick up the speed to midium and mix 2 more minutes. 4. Pour batter into pans and bake 30-33 minutes for the 9″ pans and 35-38 minutes for the 9×13″ pan. If you wish to make cupcakes, bake for 19-22 minutes.