13 Delicious Chocolate Cake Mix Recipes For Any Special Occasion

When it comes to chocolate cake, you sometimes cannot beat a recipe that comes straight from a packet of cake mix.

Sure, cakes taste great when they are made completely from scratch, but sometimes there is nothing better than a cake that you can easily throw together without needing a ton of ingredients. The simplicity is just out of this world. 

13 Delicious Chocolate Cake Mix Recipes For Any Special Occasion

Some of the best cake recipes out there will combine cake mix with other ingredients to create a cake that is absolutely elite. In particular, we find that this tends to be the case with chocolate cakes. 

In this guide, we’ll be taking a look at 13 delicious chocolate cake mix recipes. So, if you want to find out more, keep on reading!

1. Chocolate Cake

First up, we have this classic chocolate fudge cake recipe. This recipe comes straight from the Betty Crocker website, and it is advised that you use Betty Crocker “Devil’s Food Cake” mix to achieve the end result. 

This chocolate cake recipe is great because for the majority of the work, all you need to do is follow the instructions on the Devil’s Food cake box. The extra work comes from the decorations, all of which can be done using Betty Crocker products.

The cake will taste out of this world, and it truly is perfect for any special occasion.

2. Ridiculous Chocolate Cake

Another yummy recipe that you can make using chocolate cake mix is this ridiculous chocolate cake. This cake has earned its name because it is ridiculously good, but also because it is made using some strange ingredients. 

But no matter how strange some of the ingredients in this recipe are (sour cream, we’re looking at you), they work! This recipe might seem ridiculous, but you really shouldn’t knock it until you try it. Once you take a bite, you will love it! 

3. Cake Mix Chocolate Cookies

If you are looking for a yummy snack, rather than a full on cake, this is the recipe for you. We bet you’ve never thought about making cookies with cake mix before, but it is very effective, and it makes yummy, fluffy cookies. 

This cake mix chocolate cookie recipe is great because you need barely any ingredients. Just add a few chocolate chips, eggs and butter to your chocolate cake mix and you will be able to make a batch of delicious cookies, perfect for any special occasion.

4. Back Of The Box Hershey’s Chocolate Cake

We’re sure you already know that you simply cannot beat a good old back of the box cake recipe, and no manufacturer does it quite as well as Hershey’s. Hershey’s make a whole load of delicious chocolates, and their back of the box recipe is out of this world too! 

Along with cake mix, there are a handful of ingredients that you will need to pick up to make this cake. However, the final result will look amazing, and it will taste delicious too. There really is nothing quite like it!

5. Cake Mix Brownies

As well as using chocolate cake mix to bake delicious cookies, you can also use it to make delicious brownies. This recipe is an outstanding example of this. Just like the rest of the recipes on this list, this recipe includes just a handful of ingredients on top of chocolate cake mix. 

We love this brownie recipe because it makes a pretty large batch of brownies. So, one batch will satisfy your sweet tooth for quite a while. This is a recipe that you have to try!

6. Chocolate Dump Cake

If taste is your main priority, you will adore this chocolate dump cake. This cake doesn’t look too fancy, but it tastes incredible.

We love this recipe because it is straightforward and simple to make, and you can add whatever chocolate to it that you fancy. 

If you’ve ever watched one of those videos on TikTok where the creator makes a cake using a single tray, then you will already know exactly how to make chocolate dump cake. It is easily one of the simplest recipes on this list, and the taste will leave you reaching for more. 

7. Chocolate Cake Roll

Another delicious chocolate cake mix recipe that you have to check out is this Betty Crocker cake roll. If you are looking to make a recipe that you can pop in the cupboard and enjoy over a handful of days, this is the one for you! 

This cake is sweet and silky, packed with a ton of different flavors. From the chocolate-fudge cake mix to the marshmallow filling, there are tons of dimensions to this cake, and that is why you need to give it a try.

It is straightforward and simple to make, so there is simply no reason not to try it. 

8. Marshmallow Chocolate Poke Cake

On the topic of marshmallows, this marshmallow chocolate poke cake is out of this world. The chocolate cake roll recipe is just a taster of how good marshmallows work with chocolate cake, so if you loved that, you will love this chocolate poke cake recipe. 

If you want a nice, moist cake that you can make and enjoy for dessert, this is the recipe for you. Surprisingly it doesn’t contain too many ingredients, and it doesn’t take too long to make either.

No matter who you are baking for, this recipe is guaranteed to be a hit with your guests!

9. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Another flavor that works incredibly well with chocolate is peanut butter. Everybody raves about peanut butter and jelly, but in our opinion, peanut butter and chocolate tastes even better. That is what makes this cupcake recipe so special. 

If you are a fan of Reese’s peanut butter cups, you will adore the flavor of these peanut butter cupcakes. They taste exactly like Reese’s, and are guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

But the best thing about this recipe is that the cupcakes will be ready to enjoy in just 45 minutes. We’re sure you’ll love it as much as we do. 

10. Chocolate Cake Truffles

Something that you might not have thought of making using chocolate cake mix is truffles. Truffles are perfect for a wide range of occasions, and they are the perfect alternative to baking a whole chocolate cake. 

With this sweet and simple recipe, you will be able to make more than 30 truffles, and that is using just a single box. These truffles are incredibly moreish, and you will find yourself constantly reaching for more.

With just three ingredients needed, there is no reason not to give this recipe a try. 

11. Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

One of the best things about using chocolate cake mix to make other recipes is that it reduces the preparation time significantly. This is something that you really notice when it comes to trickier recipes, such as Tres Leches cake.

If you have tried tres leches cake before, you will know that the texture of this cake really is out of this world. We love this recipe because it combines the sweet flavor of chocolate with the delicate texture of tres leches cake.

This is a recipe that you simply have to try to appreciate!

12. The Best Chocolate Cake Ever

If you are happy to throw yourself in the deep end when it comes to chocolate cake, we would recommend giving this recipe a try. This chocolate cake recipe is packed with different types of chocolate, so you get a real taste experience when you try a slice. 

If you aren’t a big fan of chocolate, then it isn’t for you. But if you are somebody who is chocolate obsessed, this recipe is perfect. If you have any chocolate-lovers who you want to treat, this is the recipe to make for them. 

13. Top Secret Chocolate Cake

You often cannot beat a secret recipe, and that is what makes this top secret chocolate cake so special. While this recipe isn’t kept under lock and key, it is a hidden gem in the world of chocolate cake mix chocolate cakes. 

This recipe is perfect if you want a simple recipe that you can make as a cake for a special occasion. It doesn’t take too much time, but the end result is incredibly effective.

Whoever you make this for will be a very lucky person, and don’t forget to make sure you steal yourself a piece too! 


When you picked up a packet of chocolate cake mix at the store, you probably didn’t realize the long list of opportunities you were opening up for yourself.

There are a ton of different things that you can make using chocolate cake mix alongside a couple of other ingredients, from truffles to brownies. 

If you are looking for a way to use your chocolate cake mix, you are in the right place. Check out this guide for inspiration. Thanks for reading!

Helena Forsite