5 Delicious Ways to Hack Your Boxed Chocolate Cake Mix

This how to turn store-bought cake mixes into amazing desserts that will make you look like a pro.

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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!

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1. Chocolate Poke Cake

Life 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.

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2. Mississippi Mud Cake

Tastes 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.

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3. Chocolate Pudding Cake

The 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.

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4. S'mores Lava Cake

Mama Plus One

Chocolate cake meets the s'more craze in this uber-rich slow cooker recipe. Simply combine ingredients, cook on low, and relax while this too-good-to-be-true cake fills your kitchen with tempting smells.

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5. Double Mint Chocolate Poke Cake

Beyond 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!

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