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easy cake mix chocolate cake

Recipe by
Rose Mary Mogan
Sauk Village, IL

I usually always have a few boxes of cake mix in the pantry, but always forget to use them because I prefer to make my cakes from scratch. The other day I wanted something sweet, and didn't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen and remembered I had cake mix on the shelf. I used German Chocolate cake mix then substituted Strong brewed black coffee for the liquid, and used the other ingredients as directed, and the cake was so moist and tasty, & my husband loved it, I even used a canned frosting & he was very impressed with the flavor, hope you try this quick & easy dessert soon.

prep time 10 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For easy cake mix chocolate cake

  • 1 box
    german chocolate cake mix
  • 3 lg
    eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 c
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 c
    dark strong brewed coffee, room temperature
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla bean paste
  • 1 can
    dark chocolate frosting or your preferred choice
  • 2
    8 inch cake pans

How To Make easy cake mix chocolate cake

  • 1
    PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES F. Follow directions on cake mix box to blend cake, but make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature. I use EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL INSTEAD of any other type oil. I also substituted Room temperature Strong dark coffee for the liquid part of the recipe.
  • 2
    Add all of the ingredients to a medium size bowl, then beat according to direction on box. Prepare the 8 inch cake pan by spraying with bakers Joy, and divide cake batter evenly between the two cake pans, then bake according to directions on box. Mine took about 35 minutes.
  • 3
    Remove from oven then allow to sit 10 minutes in pan before inverting onto a cake platter or oven rack. Allow cake to cool completely before frosting.
  • 4
    Frost as desired then cut and serve, and watch them come back for more.
  • 5
    Store in air tight container to remain fresh and moist.