Total Time
1hr
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

A moist cake with a subtle chocolate flavor. If you want to go food-coloring crazy, you can dye the icing green and you'll have a super-retro Christmas cake....

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour cake pans.
  3. Mix together cake mix, 1 box pudding mix, eggs, oil, food coloring, water, vinegar & cocoa. Pour into prepared cake pans.
  4. Bake @ 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
  5. Beat together milk and cream cheese. Mix in 1 box pudding mix. Fold in cool whip. Refrigerate until firm.
  6. Ice cake.
Most Helpful

4 5

I followed your suggestion and added green icing to make this a retro Christmas cake. This was pretty good and my guests enjoyed it. I would like to try and make it without the cake mix sometime but the pudding to the cake mix was a nice addition that I will have to remember for other cakes mixes when I am feeling lazy. The icing was the perfect compliment - not to sticky sweet. Thanks for sharing!