25 Chocolate Cake Mix Recipes You’ll Love To Bake

Using chocolate cake mix for a recipe can open your baking world to a plethora of wonders. While you might think that it is the lazy way to bake – think again.

Sometimes we do not have the time to create something from scratch. And anyway, using a cake mix ensures you get that delicious chocolate sponge every single time.

25 Chocolate Cake Mix Recipes You’ll Love To Bake

If you are looking for bakes that use chocolate cake mix, then you can come to the right place. In this article we take a look at 25 chocolate cake mix recipes that are simple to do that you will love to bake.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s jump right in!

1. Cake Mix Brownies

We thought we would start this list off with brownies. It is a crowd pleaser and they are very easy to bake. In fact, it is even easier if you have a chocolate cake mix to hand.

This recipe is perfect if you are not in the mood to do a full bake or if time is an issue. Nobody will know the difference!

2. Chocolate S’mores Pudding Cake

This might be nostalgic to many and remind people of the hours sat around the campfire toasting marshmallows. 

While this cake will not turn back the time literally, it will at least bring you some chocolatey and gooey goodness. 

It also looks very impressive, despite being a bake that is easy to whip up. 

3. Chocolate Caramel Turtle Cake Roll

This crowd pleaser is not only pleasing on the eye, but it is easier to make than it looks. You just need to get the hang of rolling the cake without it breaking.

It includes a caramel sauce along with chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream. You will need a lot of ingredients to make this however. 

4. Cake Mix Waffles

These fluffy waffles were made using chocolate cake mix. That’s right. You too can use it to make some delicious and light waffles.

Add whatever topping you like, but we suggest chocolate chips, whipped cream and fresh fruit. What an easy breakfast!

5. Chocolate Cake Mix Turtle Cake

This delicious bake has a wonderful texture and lots of flavors. It also looks really complicated to make, despite it being simple.

It includes the chocolate cake mix along with chocolate chips, salted caramel and some whipped cream. Crunchy pecans are added for extra crunch. 

It really is indulgence on a plate.

6. Oreo Chocolate Cake

Did you really think that we would make a list of chocolate cakes and not include Oreo? This cake is perfect for any Oreo addicts out there.

The center of the cake is filled with moreish Oreos, with the top of the cake spilling with whipped cream. It is then topped off with crushed pieces of Oreo.

This really is heaven for those who love Oreos. 

7. Black Forest Cake 

Not only does this cake look impressive, but it is actually simple to put together. The cake mix will save you a lot of time for starters.

You need cherry liquor for this one, as well as black cherries and whipped cream. It is great for a birthday or seasonal event. 

8. Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

If you want a spin on the traditional sheet cake, then this is it. These bite-sized chocolate cookies are very easy to whip up.

They are also very chewy and soft, and are covered in chocolate icing. All you need now is a glass of milk and you are good to go.

9. Chocolate And Strawberry Punch Bowl Trifle

If you are in need of something simple yet striking, this trifle is it. It has a chocolate cake mix layer along with whipped cream and fresh strawberries.

It is perfect to share on a summer’s day when you want something light.

10. Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes

For an easy way to make cupcakes, just start by using a cake mix. You will end up with fudgy and moist cupcakes if you are choosing to use a chocolate cake mix. 

Top them off with salted caramel frosting and you have the perfect set of cupcakes ready to be shared. Delicious!

11. Doctored Chocolate Cake Mix

This chocolate cake is the perfect way to create a simple but impressive dessert. It includes beginning with a cake mix and then adding sour cream, cocoa powder and brewed coffee.

You can then garnish the cake with whatever you like. This cake will be a showstopper for a party.

12. Butterfinger Cookie Bars

If you love eating Butterfingers, then this cookie bar recipe is going to be of interest to you. Not only will they be a favorite of many, but they take less than an hour to make – that is both prep and baking.

You will however need up to 6 butterfinger bars. Having said that, you may need extra in case you want to have a bite or two. We couldn’t resist either!

13. Almond Chocolate Biscotti

For those who like a crunchy bite to their bakes, these Italian inspired almond chocolate biscotti ‘cookies’ are something you will love.

Not only are they easy to whip up – they take 20 mins to prep and 40 mins to bake – they will look really impressive as well.

Drizzle some white chocolate to finish.

14. Chocolate Espresso Bundt Cake

Even if you do not like coffee, you will love this cake. While espresso is added to the cake mix, it is only there to enhance the overall chocolate flavor.

Now that is out of the way, let’s look at this tempting cake. It is full of chocolate and looks professional, however you will need a specialized mold for the shape. 

15. Giant Buckeye Cookie

If you have been to Ohio, then you will know how much they love some buckeye candy. 

Buckeye is basically chocolate and peanut butter combined. So, perhaps you can guess what flavor this giant cookie is?

Once you have made the cookie, top it with the likes of ice cream, melted peanut butter or whipped cream. 

16. Salted Caramel Cookies With Pretzel Pieces

Salted caramel and chocolate are flavors which are a match made in heaven. These cookies include salted caramel and cake mix, along with chocolate chips and broken pieces of pretzel.

They are crunchy and chewy, and provide you with a chocolate and salt hit. Absolutely yummy.

17. Strawberry Fudge Poke Cake

A poke cake is great for those who are newbies when it comes to baking. This is because even if the sponge is dry, you poke some holes into the cake to pour some liquid inside of it. This creates a moist finish.

This recipe calls for sweetened condensed milk along with strawberry flavored pie filling, fresh strawberries, and fudge flavored frosting.

18. Chocolate Creme de Menthe Cake

Not everybody likes a mint flavored pudding, but if you do, then this one’s for you. It looks like a showstopper despite being very easy to put together.

The cakes whipped cream topping is infused with Creme de Menth for that delicious minty flavor. It marries well with the chocolate cake mix too.

While it looks sophisticated, nobody needs to know it only took you a few minutes to make!

19. Peppermint And Chocolate Cake Mix Bars

When it comes to Christmas, you will love baking this recipe. The bars are very sweet but then you get a hit of peppermint.

The chocolate chips give moistness to the cake, while the crushed peppermint adds some crunch to every bite. 

20. Chocolate Cake Mix Donuts With Sprinkles

If you need a last minute bake for a party, then you are going to want to take a look at this recipe. 

While donuts tend to be difficult to make, these are easy. They are made entirely of the chocolate mix. Just add a chocolate glazed and colored sprinkles and you are good to go.

21. Earthquake Cake

This cake has the name because once it is cooked there are lots of cracks on the sponge. This makes it look like it has endured an earthquake.

It includes cream cheese and coconut flakes, and you can either top it off with a dollop of ice cream or whipped cream. 

If you want, you can also change the type of nut and chocolate chips used. 

22. Toffee Poke Cake

This easy to make toffee poke cake includes sweet pieces of toffee that adds a crunch to the soft chocolate cake. The salted caramel adds a different taste element to the dessert.

One of the great things about this poke cake is that you only need 5 ingredients. Simple at its finest.

23. Cherry Chocolate Dump Cake

This cake is very easy to make – if you hadn’t guessed already that is (it’s all in the name). This recipe calls for dumping every single item of ingredients into a baking pan and then putting it into the oven to bake.

It is very tasty too, as the bottom is cherry pie while the top is chocolate cake indulgence. While optional, it is delicious with a scoop of ice cream.

24. Death By Chocolate Poke Cake

This is the cake that all chocolate lovers need. It is the ultimate in chocolate cakes due to all of the chocolate that is included in it – so much so, we’re going to be saying chocolate many more times.

It is everywhere, from the top all the way to the bottom. It includes chocolate chunks, mousse, sponge and whipped cream. 

25. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Inspired Poke Cake

If you know somebody who adores Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, then this is the poke cake for them. It tastes insanely delicious too.

The chocolate cake is the base, and then the topping is a peanut butter flavored pudding, whipped peanut butter, chocolate flavored frosting, and peanut butter cups chopped into pieces.

Can I Substitute Chocolate Cake Mix for Orange Cake Mix in These Recipes?

Can I substitute chocolate cake mix for orange cake mix in these recipes? If you’re looking for a change in flavor, consider trying out some delicious orange cake recipes you’ll love. Experimenting with different cake mixes can lead to delightful surprises in taste and texture. Give it a try and find your new favorite dessert.

Final Thoughts

Starting your recipe off with a chocolate cake mix is a great idea. It means you have the beginning ready to start baking some fantastic cakes and desserts.

There is no doubt that you have found a number of different recipes that you would like to try. From chocolate brownies and a simple chocolate cake, to a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup inspired cake and a S’mores pudding cake.

So no matter what kind of chocolate cake mix bake you are going for, we have certainly got you covered.

If you enjoyed this article, why not check out some of the others on our website? We have fun birthday cake ideas, all the way to breakfast pastries. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is There A Way To Make A Boxed Cake Mix Taste Like It Is From The Bakery?

While a boxed cake mix has come a long way over the years, you still might not be satisfied with its overall outcome.

If you want to make it extra fluffy, just like the cakes you buy from the bakery, then you will want to substitute some of the ingredients. For example, instead of using water, use milk.

A boxed cake also normally uses oil. While this is great for keeping the cake moist, use some butter instead and use double the amount you normally would.

Do Bakeries Use A Cake Mix?

While controversial, some bakeries do actually use a cake mix. The reason being is that it saves time, otherwise you have to start from scratch for every single bake that requires a cake mix. 

Using a cake mix isn’t lazy and it does not mean you are a bad baker either. It is great for those who want to bake but have limited time.

What Might Happen If You Add Too Many Eggs To A Cake?

It happens. We lose count of how many eggs we put in the cake because we become distracted – maybe a phone call or your favorite song came on Spotify.

Adding too many eggs is bad for your cake. It will make the batter runnier and thinner. 

Once baked, the cake will look deliciously golden brown. However, it will be more like custard which has been baked. 

25 Chocolate Cake Mix Recipes You’ll Love To Bake

25 Chocolate Cake Mix Recipes You’ll Love To Bake

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In this article we take a look at 25 chocolate cake mix recipes that you will love to bake, from the basic brownie all the way to a black forest cake.

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