Rich & Moist Dark Chocolate Cake (Uses Cake Mix)

READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 8-12
YIELD: 1 cake


  • 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) can ready to spread dark chocolate frosting (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 8" pans with cooking spray (or spray bundt pan).
  • 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.
  • Stir in chocolate chips by hand then pour batter evenly into pans.
  • 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.
  • Cool completely before frosting.