Devil’s Food Cake Mix Doctored Up

I can’t even remember what year it was the last time I made a chocolate cake from scratch (at least 15 years ago), but I do remember where I took it for dessert, and I do remember the hostess raving over how good it was. Well now I’ve found an easy way to make a boxed chocolate cake mix turn into a homemade tasting rich cake!

chocolate cake, Devil’s Food Cake Mix Doctored Up,

It started with an inexpensive devil’s food cake mix from my local Aldi’s store, and I grabbed it from my pantry one evening to make for my family’s “Friday dessert night” treat, but it just didn’t seem special enough. As I was mulling over how to fancy it up, I looked on the back of the box and saw this alternative recipe:

chocolate cake, Devil’s Food Cake Mix Doctored Up,

And…I just happened to have all of these additions on hand–sour cream, chocolate pudding and chocolate chips!

chocolate cake, Devil’s Food Cake Mix Doctored Up,

INGREDIENTS:

  • One 16.5 ounce devil’s food cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • One 3.9 ounce package chocolate instant pudding/pie filling
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS:

After combining all ingredients, except chocolate chips, and mixing them with the mixer,
then stir in chocolate chips by hand.  After pouring into a greased and floured 10 inch tube pan, bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50-60 minutes.
(If you use a different pan, see the back of the box picture for cooking times).

chocolate cake, Devil’s Food Cake Mix Doctored Up,

Cool in the pan for a few minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack or towel. When it’s completely cool, it’s ready to serve.

chocolate cake, Devil’s Food Cake Mix Doctored Up,
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Devil's Food Cake Mix Doctored Up

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Author Joyful Homemaking

Ingredients

  • One 16.5 ounce devil’s food cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • One 3.9 ounce package chocolate instant pudding/pie filling
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Mix first 6 ingredients with a mixer till well blended, then stir in chocolate chips by hand.
  • Pour into a greased and floured 10 inch tube pan.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50 to 60 minutes.
  • (If you use a different pan, see the back of the box picture for cooking times).
  • Cool in the pan for a few minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack or towel. When it’s completely cool, it’s ready to serve.

 

chocolate cake, Devil’s Food Cake Mix Doctored Up,

This cake didn’t need any frosting because it was so moist, rich and chocolatey!

chocolate cake, Devil’s Food Cake Mix Doctored Up,
Hope you enjoy!

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