Old Fashioned Devil's Food Cake (Cake Mix Doctor)

Recipe by Ann 3
READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 1 cake


  • 1
    (18 1/4 ounce) package devil's food cake mix or (18 1/4 ounce) package devil's food cake mix with pudding
  • 2
    tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 13
  • 12
    cup vegetable oil
  • 3
    large eggs


  • Place rack in center of oven and preheat oven to 350°F; grease two 9-inch round cake pans.
  • Place the cake mix, cocoa, buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed 1 minute. Stop the machine and scrape down sides. Increase the speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more, scraping sides if needed. The batter will look well combined. Divide the batter evenly between cake pans, smoothing with rubber spatula. Place pans side by side in oven.
  • Bake the cakes until they spring back when lightly pressed with your finger, 28 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on wire racks for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edges and invert onto rack, and again until right side up and cool another 30 minutes.