How to Make a White Box Cake Into Chocolate Cake

When you are craving a rich piece of chocolate cake, the box of white cake mix in your cupboard just doesn’t cut it. Luckily, with the addition of a few ingredients you may have in your pantry, you can turn that box of cake mix into a sweet chocolate dessert in no time.

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Step 1

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Preheat the oven as directed on the package. Pour the contents of your white cake mix into a mixing bowl. Add 1/4 to 1/2 cups of unsweetened cocoa powder to the dry cake mix. The more you add, the richer the chocolate flavor. Add a couple tablespoons of sugar if a sweeter chocolate flavor is desired. Mix the dry ingredients until well combined.

Step 2

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Add the other ingredients as directed by the cake mix box. Mix the ingredients as directed. If the batter appears too thick due to the addition of the cocoa, add a few teaspoons of water until the batter reaches the desired consistency.

Step 3

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Pour the cake batter into a cake pan and bake as directed. Check the cake for doneness a few minutes before the recommended cooking time. Insert a toothpick into the center of the cake and, if the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is done.

Things You'll Need

  • Mixing bowl

  • Measuring cups

  • Whisk or mixer

  • Cake pan

  • Toothpick

Tip

Instead of using unsweetened cocoa, add a 4-ounce package of instant chocolate pudding mix or one or two single-serving packets of hot chocolate mix to the cake mix.

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