The Best Easy Chocolate Cake Ever

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by BJW6198

I have made this cake for years...Got the recipe from an elderly church lady.. This is a no fail favorite..

Top Review by mary winecoff

Yep, this is the easiest chocolate cake. I made it for some friends and didn't even have one piece left. So quick and I always have these ingredients on hand. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 18 ounces fudge cake mix (Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Butter Recipe preferred)
  • 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 12 cup butter, melted (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 cup water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 (16 ounce) can Hersheys Chocolate Syrup
  • 1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip (non-dairy whipped dessert topping)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and lightly grease/flour a 13 x 9" cake pan.
  2. Mix cake according to box instuctions and bake as directed.
  3. As soon as you remove cake from oven, poke holes with a fork all over the cake, pour chocolate syrup from can evenly all over top of cake and allow to cool to room temperature.
  4. When cool, spread with cool whip and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  5. This is a great recipe!
  6. Jean.

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