Every day we see beautiful, decadent, rich chocolate cake recipes pop up on our Pinterest pages. With silky ganache dripping down the sides and buttercream frosting fluffed in the middle, we can't help but drool. That is until we see the ingredients. Any list over 10 and we're overwhelmed, so boxed chocolate cake mix it is! But, just because it's boxed, doesn't mean it has to be bland. We found the very best ways to easily dress up your favorite cake mix. From silky-smooth flavor enhancers to easy-peasy slow cooker recipes, these upgraded cakes taste like they were made from scratch. So, feel free to browse, drool, and get baking!
1. Chocolate Poke CakeLife Love and Sugar
You had us at poke cake. For those unfamiliar with this baking trend, poke cake is made by puncturing holes into an already-baked cake and filling those holes with a layer of melted chocolate, caramel, or other sweet of choice. Each bite is incredibly flavorful and moist.
2. Mississippi Mud CakeTastes Better From Scratch
As the name of this dessert suggests, Mississippi Mud Cake can get a bit messy. Chocolate cake topped with gooey, sticky marshmallows and a thin layer of chocolate frosting almost requires a spoon to eat! But, we promise, it's worth the clean-up.
3. Chocolate Pudding CakeThe Life Jolie
It only takes five ingredients and five minutes of prep time to make this perfect, last-minute dessert. The key to this recipe is the instant pudding mix. It ensures a maximum moist cake every time.
5. Double Mint Chocolate Poke CakeBeyond Frosting
Mint chip fans, rejoice! You can now have your favorite, refreshing sweet treat in the easiest poke cake recipe ever. Topped with hot fudge, pudding, and crushed mint chocolate bars, this cake is the creme de la creme!