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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30 Min
40 Min


  • 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


  1. In a mixing bowl mix together the cake mix, flour, cocoa, sugar and salt
  2. Once those ingredients seem mixed well add the coffee, oil, sour cream and vanilla. Meanwhile scrapping the sides to make sure everything is mixed well.
  3. In a separate bowl place your egg whites and with clean beaters beat them into a meringue with stiff peaks
  4. Slowly and carefully incorporate the meringue into the chocolate mixture.
  5. Pour 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 .
  6. If you choose 3 round cake pans the baking time is usually around 20-25 minutes. Cupcakes around 13-15 minutes
  7. cooking 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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