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The Best Chocolate Cake Mixes

Boxed cake mixes are convenient and reliable. But do any of them yield cakes with the intense chocolate flavor and moist, delicate texture of homemade versions?

By Published May 14, 2021

What You Need To Know

As a former professional baker, I’ve made many elaborate cakes. And after baking so many cakes from scratch, I find the process relaxing. However, I also understand the appeal of cake mixes. They’re reliable and convenient, and they often take only a few moments to mix together.

I set out to find a great option for people who want a boxed cake mix but don’t want to sacrifice the flav...