The Best Doctored Up Cake Mix Cake is the BEST CAKE OF ALL TIME EVER. Moist, fluffy, and topped with a supremely fudgy chocolate frosting.

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The Best Doctored Up Cake Mix Cake is the BEST CAKE OF ALL TIME EVER. Moist, fluffy, and topped with a supremely fudgy chocolate frosting.

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make The Best Doctored Up Cake Mix Cake

  • cake mix
  • sour cream
  • pudding mix
  • vegetable oil
  • milk
  • mini chocolate chips
  • powdered sugar
  • cocoa powder
  • butter

The Best Doctored Up Cake Mix Cake is the BEST CAKE OF ALL TIME EVER. Moist, fluffy, and topped with a supremely fudgy chocolate frosting.

The Best Doctored Up Cake Mix Cake is the BEST CAKE OF ALL TIME EVER. Moist, fluffy, and topped with a supremely fudgy chocolate frosting.

Recipe Tips & Notes

  • Bringing the sour cream, eggs, and milk to room temperature before adding to the batter makes the cake even more moist and delicious.
  • You technically can use regular chocolate chips in the cake (or none at all), but mini chips are my favorite. They add the perfect pop of chocolatey texture to each bite.
  • Use the directions on the box to adjust the baking times for different sized cakes. Simply add about 10 minutes to whatever amount of baking time the box directs. I’m providing directions for a 9×13 cake below.

Recipe Video

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The Best Doctored Up Cake Mix Cake is the BEST CAKE OF ALL TIME EVER. Moist, fluffy, and topped with a supremely fudgy chocolate frosting.

The Best Doctored Up Cake Mix Cake

Yield: 12-16 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This doctored up cake mix recipe is better than any from-scratch cake I've ever tried. You can use any flavor cake mix, but chocolate is my favorite. It's incredibly moist and fudgy thanks to the added sour cream and pudding mix. It seriously never dries out and tastes fresh for days.

Ingredients

  • 1 devil’s food cake mix
  • 3 oz pkg instant chocolate pudding mix (not sugar free)
  • 1 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt (fat free or regular for both works fine)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 cups semi-sweet mini chocolate chips (optional)

Chocolate Icing

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup skim milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Beat together all of ingredients until smooth batter forms, reserving the chocolate chips if using.
  3. Mix in the chocolate chips with a rubber spatula.
  4. Pour the batter into a greased 9x13 baking dish. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. Use an electric mixer to whisk together all of the icing ingredients until smooth. Spread on top of the cooled cake.

 

 

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