Basic melt in your mouth Chocolate Cake

Debbie W


This is a basic chocolate cake . It's moist and delicious and is sturdy at the same time so this makes this recipe very versatile. This cake can be used as a sheet cake , a triple layer cake and its enough to make around 30 cupcakes depending on how you fill the cups, I have been tweaking this recipe for a while. It is like any other chocolate cake just use your favorite combo with chocolate as a frosting , The cake in the picture was for a friends birthday and it has peanut frosting , chocolate buttercream topped with chopped Reese's cups and chocolate drizzles.

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1 box
cake mix, devils food
1 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 1/2 c
1/2 tsp
2 c
cool coffee
1 c
sour cream
1/4 c
vegtable oil
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
4 large
egg whites

How to Make Basic melt in your mouth Chocolate Cake


  • 1In a mixing bowl mix together the cake mix, flour, cocoa, sugar and salt
  • 2Once those ingredients seem mixed well add the coffee, oil, sour cream and vanilla. Meanwhile scrapping the sides to make sure everything is mixed well.
  • 3In a separate bowl place your egg whites and with clean beaters beat them into a meringue with stiff peaks
  • 4Slowly and carefully incorporate the meringue into the chocolate mixture.
  • 5Pour cake mixture into a prepared 9x13 this will be a thick cake and will bake around 40 minutes at 350
    check with a tooth pick. This cake mix is large enough you can use a bigger sheet pan if you have one available .
  • 6If you choose 3 round cake pans the baking time is usually around 20-25 minutes. Cupcakes around 13-15 minutes
  • 7cooking times are approximate so just watch your cake and test with a tooth pick

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About Basic melt in your mouth Chocolate Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American

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