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Modified Betty Crocker Mix (Chocolate Cake)

By: Pfoinkle
Category: Cake Recipes

Milk Chocolate Cake

Milk Chocolate Cake

You can make very fine cakes with standard box mixes, but most of the box mixes are so light and moist, they make very fragile cakes.

And if you’re cutting a cake into a special shape, gluing it together with frosting and then applying frosting to the entire cake, fragile is problematic.

But that doesn’t mean you have to bake a cake from scratch or that you have to sacrifice a nice moist cake for ease of cutting. You just need to modify the cake mix to make a denser (but still moist and delicious) cake.


  • 1 Betty Crocker SuperMoist Milk Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 2 eggs plus 2 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 Chocolate flavored Jell-O Instant Pudding & Pie Filling (1 oz. size)
  • 1-1/4 cup milk


  1. Combine all ingredients and mix for 30 seconds on lowest speed.
  2. Mix for another 30 seconds – 2 minutes at medium speed.

Cake Pans

Bake in 2 – 8″ round or square pans, 2 – 9″ round or square pans, or 1 9″x13″ rectangular pan.

Baking times vary.

White cake demonstrating done and overdone.

How Long to Bake Modified Mix

Baking times vary greatly. But use the bake times listed on the box as a guideline, but keep an eye on your cake — I generally remove my cakes several minutes prior to the guidelines on the box. If the cake is in the oven and sides have pulled away from the pan, it. is. done. Possibly overdone, but that’s less of an issue with chocolate cakes than with white cakes.

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