Already have an account?
Get back to the
Dessert

Devilishly Good Chocolate Cake

Pudding mix in the batter makes this deep, dark delight even more rich.

Serving Size:

12

Active Time:

45 min.

Total Time:

2 hrs., 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 (15.25 oz.) pkg. devil’s food cake mix
  • 1 (3.9 oz.) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 eggs
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • 1 tsp. grated orange zest
  • 1½ cups butter, at room temp.
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 Tbs. orange juice
  • Orange concentrated food coloring
  • Orange edible sugar pearls sprinkles
  • Plastic bats (for decoration only)

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Coat 2 (8”) round cake pans with cooking spray. On low speed, beat cake mix, 1 cup water, pudding mix, eggs and oil until blended, 30 sec.; on medium, beat 2 min. Stir in zest. Evenly divide between pans. Bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 25-30 min. Cool 10 min. transfer from pans to racks; cool completely.
  2. On medium, beat butter until fluffy, 2 min. On low, gradually beat in sugar, then orange juice until combined. On medium-high, beat until fluffy, 2 min; tint orange with food coloring.
  3. Place 1 cake layer on serving plate; spread top with 1 cup frosting. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread cake top and side with remaining frosting. Garnish with sugar pearls and plastic bats.

Use left and right arrow keys to navigate between menu items. Use right arrow key to move into submenus. Use escape to exit the menu. Use up and down arrow keys to explore. Use left arrow key to move back to the parent list.