By Sharon123 on July 14, 2005
Photo by Derf
Photo by Derf
"Oh Yeah! Now I can make my own cake mixes just like the big boys! This would make a nice gift, along with a cake pan, large mixing spoon, some cocoa, maybe a pot holder, etc. Enjoy! Chocolate cake is popular all over the USA! New England, Southern, Mid West, Mid Atlantic, West and Southwest."
Serving Size: 1 (1303 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"What an absolutely wonderful recipe. Talk about chocolate heaven!!! Since I needed 36 cupcakes, I added recipe #54269 and used the full amount of cocoa called for in this recipe. Frosted them with recipe #145973. My DGD said it all when she said, "Grandma, these are the best cupcakes I ever had in my whole life!" Thank you Sharon!"
"Wonderful recipe for a deep dark delicious chocolate cake! I used a bunt pan and all splenda in place of the sugar. Turned out a beautiful cake. Iced it with a very simple fudge, cup of dark semi sweet chips, quarter cup of butter and 2 cups of icing sugar and a bit of milk, decorated with half walnuts. Made for Cool Monday's cook a thon. I don't make cakes very often but if I want a chocolate cake any time , this will be the recipe I'll use, DH loved it and it stayed moist for serveral days. Thanks for posting."
"This cake turned out better than expected.I normally have trouble making cakes that rise (aside from using a mix) but there was no problem here! I made 2 layer cakes but once they came out of the oven, I realized I should just slice the one layer cake in half. As a result, I have an extra cake! The cake itself was moist, light and fluffy. I used 1 c. of cocoa and certainly wouldn't have used any less. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!"
"Great chocolate cake! I used an equal amount of trans fat-free margarine instead of shortening, but I did not store the mix."
"I was so pleased with this recipe! I had forgotten to buy a mix to prepare my son's birthday cake and as I was pinched for time, I tried your recipe rather than run to the store. The cake was moist and fabulous and I'll definitely make it again. Thanks so much for posting it!"
"Excellent cake, easy to put together & bake. I cut back a bit on the sugar & also used brown sugar rather than granulated white sugar. Also used the full amount of cocoa powder. Still plenty sweet, nice & moist, plus very good chocolate-y goodness."
"Made this last night and i can say (PERFECT )!!!! For a angry bird cake and everybody like it!"
"This recipe was created by Todd Wilbur for his website www.TopSecretRecipes.com"
"This cake was almost like the real thing, but had a somewhat watered-down taste. Maybe it could have been because I only used 3/4 cup cocoa. It was indeed very moist, and we really liked the texture. The top of mine fell off when coming out of the pan, but I must not have greased/floured it well enough I guess. I will definitely be keeping this recipe around and trying it again."
"i accidentally doubled the amound of hot water(i halved the recipe but to forgot to halve the water and 4 tbs of shortening!) but it still came out okay, i might try this again since its flavor was okay, it came out moist and now its cooled and has an interesting almost gelatinous inner texture"
"I was out of organic boxed cake mix, so I mixed this up to use in recipe#246989. I used 1/2 white and 1/2 whole wheat pastry flour, 3/4 cocoa, Sucanat and olive oil (for the shortening). Easy to make and turned out great."
"this was really good never had a duncan hines cake mix before though i was tempted to buy one then just rmbrd i had saved this recipe i made my Chocolate Glaze Recipe #253295 to top the cake and ten sprinkled shredded coconut on top i didnt even use shortening just oil thanxxxx!!!!!"
"I didn't make the cake, but I used the mix for an another recipe because I wanna have a control on the sugar. I used all Splenda (1 1/2 c, or maybe less, because I used a frosting) and only 2/3 c. of cocoa. I didn't have shortening, so I used margarine. I used this for the recipe #27144 ''Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate! Bundt Cake With Chocolate Glaze'', and since there is no oil in this recipe, it was an awesome ''low cal'' chocolate cake :)"
"This was great! I ran out of regular box cake mix and decided to use this instead of running to the store. I was not dissappointed. Very much like a boxed mix. Now I will use this all the time."
"This cake was so great. I have to say it tasted way better than any box cake I have ever made. I iced it with chocolate buttercream frosting. It was delicious. Everyone loved it!!! Thanks!"
"Very moist and very easy to prepare..thanks for the recipe sharon123"
"This recipe produced the best tasting cake! Was way better than a store bought box mix. It disappeared before I got a chance to frost it! This is a definate keeper. Thanks for the great recipe."
"Not what I expected. That is to say, not like a cake mix cake. I found it to be good, but very dense and a bit oily. We liked it, but I won't make this one again. Others have had better luck with it than me, so still, give it a try."
"Oh wow ! i used this cake mix to make some Recipe #148619, and it worked perfectly, Thank you and thanks to BestTeenChef too !"
"I made this for Halloween, using Reynold's foil ghost molds. I used Hershey's Dark Cocoa and ground my regular sugar in my Magic Bullet. I couldn't believe how much this tasted like a deluxe cake mix! It's the BEST chocolate cake that I've ever eaten (light, fluffy, fine textured)! Thanks Sharon!"