Rich & Moist Dark Chocolate Cake (Uses Cake Mix)

Total Time
5 mins
35 mins

This is a decadent and rich moist dark chocolate cake recipe, but it's quick & easy as a boxed cake mix is used. You can make this simple in a bundt pan & serve without frosting with just a dusting of confectioners sugar... or you can prepare it our favorite way by making it into a delicious layer cake using canned or homemade dark chocolate frosting... This is my hubby's favorite that I make for him on Valentine's Day and his Birthday every year...

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  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box dark chocolate cake mix (Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe)
  • 13 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream (heaping tablespoons)
  • 1 12 cups milk chocolate chips
  • cooking spray (Bakers Joy works best)
  • 1 (18 ounce) canready to spread dark chocolate frosting (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 8" pans with cooking spray (or spray bundt pan).
  2. Blend together cake mix, oil, water, eggs, and sour cream in large bowl on low speed for 1 minute then medium high speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips by hand then pour batter evenly into pans.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes (or 40 minutes for bundt pan) until done. Remove from oven & let cool in pans on wire rack for 15 minutes before removing from pans.
  5. Cool completely before frosting.