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Doctored Up Cake Mix

Jazz up your ordinary box of cake mix and make an amazing cake that tastes just like your favorite homemade recipe. A few additional ingredients give this cake a moist texture and a delicious chocolate taste. Creamy chocolate buttercream frosting makes it even better!

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I ❤️ 💚 💛 cake mixes.

Of course, if you have read my blog for even a short amount of time, you probably already know this. My recipe index is overflowing with all types of desserts, breads, ice cream and snacks that start with a box of dry cake mix.

My all time favorite cake made with a cake mix creation here on the blog is the Double Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake.This recipe is similar, but, with a few minor changes.

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The great thing about this recipe?

Versatility.

You don’t have to make your cake chocolate! It can be:

  • Vanilla
  • Yellow
  • Lemon
  • Strawberry
  • German chocolate

You get the idea. 😉

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Your Ingredients List:

  • Dry cake mix.
  • Instant pudding mix.
  • Sour cream.
  • Canola oil.
  • Eggs.
  • Milk.
  • Vanilla.
  • Salt.
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A few recipe notes:

  • Use any flavor/brand cake mix! Be sure the box size is approx 16-18 oz.
  • You can also use any flavor instant pudding mix. Make sure it’s INSTANT pudding mix and not cook/serve. Also, do not make the pudding! The dry mix is all you need.
  • As you can see, I made a layer cake with my batter. But, you can also use a 13 x 9 pan or cupcakes with this batter. Check the back of your cake mix box for baking times.

What flavor combination would like to try? Let me know!

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Yield: Serves: 10

Doctored Up Cake Mix

How to Make a Box of Cake Mix Taste Like Homemade #DoctoredCakeMix #cakemix #chocolate #cake #dessert #tableforsevenblog

Jazz up your ordinary box of cake mix and make an amazing cake that tastes just like your favorite homemade recipe. A few additional ingredients give this cake a moist texture and a delicious chocolate taste. Creamy chocolate buttercream frosting makes it even better!

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box, chocolate cake mix  ( or your favorite flavor)
  • 3 oz box, instant chocolate pudding mix ( or favorite favor)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • dash of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease 2- 9 inch round pans.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat together your ingredients until fully combined and smooth.
  4.  Spread evenly into pans.
  5. Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Let cakes sit for 10-15 minutes cool before removing from pans.
  7. Then, cool completely before frosting.

Notes

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 297Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 109mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on ourtableforseven.com should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

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Debbie

Monday 11th of February 2019

Erin, I want to make a red velvet cake. What flavor of pudding would you use? I was thinking chocolate, but don't want the cake to taste like too much chocolate. I just wanted to pick your brain. Awaiting you answer and thanks!

Erin Table for Seven

Tuesday 12th of February 2019

Hi Deb! Maybe try a white chocolate or vanilla? That shouldn't mess with your color either. Let me know what you use..love the red velvet idea!

Kippi

Wednesday 23rd of January 2019

Yum, I just pinned this recipe. I cannot wait to try it out. Have a great day, Kippi #kippiathome

Erin Table for Seven

Wednesday 23rd of January 2019

Thank you Kippi!

Miz Helen

Tuesday 22nd of January 2019

I love your doctored up cake mix recipe, I can't wait to try it, maybe today! Hope you are having a great week and staying warm. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon! Miz Helen

Erin Table for Seven

Tuesday 22nd of January 2019

Thanks Miz Helen!

Debbie

Friday 18th of January 2019

I made this using fudge cake mix and fudge pudding. I had to bake it for 42 minutes. The batter was very thick. Delicious!!

Erin Table for Seven

Monday 21st of January 2019

Hi Debbie..yes, they batter was thick! I forgot to mention that in my recipe notes..I will add it :) So glad you liked it, thanks for the feedback!

Sinea

Wednesday 16th of January 2019

Oh this recipe is just my style! Pudding and sour cream have got to be the best upgrades ever thought of! I can hardly wait to use this recipe the next time I bake a cake !

Erin Table for Seven

Wednesday 16th of January 2019

Thank you Sinea! Hope you enjoy it!

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