Homemade Deluxe Chocolate Cake Mix
A fluffy moist chocolate cake mix recipe -- better than Duncan Hines!
Cake mix ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 cup cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
To make the cake:
1 1/3 cups water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1. Make the cake mix by combining the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk.
2. Using an electric mixer or a food processor, blend in the shortening until no lumps remain. (Using the mixer on this makes a dusty cocoa mess, so I prefer the food processor!) This is the dry cake mix part, and you can store it in an air-tight container for several months.
3. Finish making the cake by adding the water, oil, and eggs to the cake mix in a large bowl. Mix on low speed until moistened, and then beat on medium for about 2 minutes.
4. Pour batter into greased and floured pans (one 9x13-inch pan, two 9-inch round cake pans, or cupcakes) and bake at 350 degrees.
9x13-inch pan: 35-38 minutes
9-inch cake pans: 30-33 minutes
cupcakes: 19-22 minutes
Deluxe Chocolate Cake, shown with Deluxe Chocolate Frosting (recipe)
This recipe was featured in 10 Fabulous Foods We Make At Home (Not Buy!) :)
This is a delicious chocolate cake recipe! It does taste very comparable to a boxed chocolate cake mix -- with a shorter ingredient list. ;) This cake isn't really "healthy", but if you're looking for a regular chocolate cake recipe, this one excels! It's moist, soft, fluffy, and very chocolate-y! My rating: 10/10