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Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 1 decade ago

How can I make a boxed chocolate cake mix taste less like cardboard and more like chocolatey deliciousness?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    You can add a little more oil and an extra egg. Takes 5-10 minutes longer to cook, but will come out nice an moist.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Cake Mix Buttermilk Chocolate Cake

    Duncan Hines or plain store brand chocolate cake mix (NOT with pudding)

    1 tablespoon cocoa (NOT hot chocolate mix)

    1 1/3 cups buttermilk

    1/2 cup oil

    1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract

    3 eggs

    Beat together per pkg directions. Pour into greased 9 x 13 cake pan. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes until cake tests done.

    Frost with your favorite home made frosting - there is no substitute for a good home made frosting.

    (you can use Saco brand dehydrated buttermilk in this recipe)

    Source(s): I've made this cake or other flavor variations for years.
  • 1 decade ago

    Add 16 oz sour cream (i know that sounds wierd but it is great),1 large box of chocolate instant pudding mix, and 1/2 cup milk along with the regular oil and eggs called for on the box. Bake a little longer...about 55-60 minutes for a bundt cake pan, a little less for 9x13

    I always do this and get rave reviews on my cakes. People don't believe me when I say it is from a box mix.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Add 1 small box of jello instant pudding (chocolate) and 1/4 cup milk to your cake mix.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I always add 1t of vanilla flavoring to all my cake mixes except lemon then I use 1/2t lemon flavoring.to make your icing taste more homemade take it out of the can into a bowl add 1/2 t vanilla or other flavoring and whip with an mixer for about a min. I also add flavoring to my pudding mixes try it you will notice a better flavor hope this helps.

  • 1 decade ago

    use a brand name cake mix, I use pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Duncan Hines. Stay clear of those cheap brands, there NASTY, also look to see if they pudding in the mix, these cakes are so moist, & choclately too. Same with the frosting, stick with name brands ONLY.

    Source(s): thats the only cakes mixes, & frostins I ever use is name brands
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Add chocolate chips or a box of chocolate pudding. If you use the pudding, you will need to increase the oil or butter used for consistency.

  • 1 decade ago

    Add a box of chocolate pudding to the batter before baking.

  • 1 decade ago

    Leave the box out of the recipe.

  • mickey
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    add a softened hersheys chocolate bar to the batter. a little crem cheese will also add a lot of richness

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