Here are some boxed chocolate cake mix hacks that will elevate the mix and have everyone guessing where did you get that cake!
What's wrong with a boxed cake mix? I don't know about you, but I do really love the ease! All the dry ingredients are already measured and mixed for you. The only problem that I really have with them, is that sometimes (like all the times) they have a boxed cake mix taste/feel. There's something about them that you just know its a boxed cake mix.
And don't get me wrong, there's nothing bad about the taste of the boxed cake mix. But when you're trying to pass off your freshly baked cake as baked from scratch. Well its practically impossible.
Or at least it is, unless you doctor up your cake mix. Instead of following the exact directions on the box, I've gathered up some boxed cake mix hacks that will have anyone (including yourself!) wondering how'd you make this cake!
These are specifically for chocolate cake mixes because every cake flavor has a unique way to elevate it.
Here are some of the Best Boxed Chocolate Cake Mix Hacks:
Use dairy - instead of adding the directed amount of water, replace it with milk! The cake will taste richer.
Or better yet, Add in sour cream or yogurt or buttermilk. Blend in with an electric mixer until full incorporated. Adding in these dairy based alternatives is even better than just replacing the water with milk. They all help to give the cake extra moisture and a slightly tangy flavor. Plus the acidity from these ingredients also helps the cake rise even more.
Use Melted Butter (instead of oil) - Extra flavor from the butter!
Add in Chocolate Pudding mix. The cornstarch in pudding mix helps the structure of the cake, it will bake more dense. And extra chocolate flavor!
Add an extra egg. Almost all cake mixes call for 3 eggs. Throw in an extra one! The cake will be richer and more moist
You can use all of these hacks the next time you make a boxed chocolate cake, or just try 1 or 2 of them! It's up to you, but these tricks will definitely help to elevate the next cake you bake!
Favorite Chocolate Cake Mixes
You can use these hacks on any of your favorite chocolate cake mixes.
Check out these other creative ideas to elevate boxed cake mixes:
Chocolate Cake Mix Hacks
- 1 chocolate cake mix
- 1 chocolate pudding mix
- 1 cup buttermilk
- ½ cup butter melted
- 4 eggs
- 1 tablespoon Instant Coffee
- Buttercream Frosting your choice of frosting
- Preheat oven 350°F. Line a cake pan with parchment paper or grease with butter.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the cake mix, pudding mix, buttermilk, eggs, butter and coffee. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Scrap down bowl and blend on medium speed until fully combined.
- Pour batter into prepared cake pan and bake according to package instructions
- Cool completely before frosting.