Luscious Chocolate Cake

Average Rating 5 from 3 ratings

This is a moist, rich cake that everyone will love. Great for birthday cakes and cupcakes!

Luscious Chocolate Cake

Yield: One 9"x13" cake, or two 8" layers, or 14 cupcakes

Luscious Chocolate Cake



Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk together eggs. oil, and water well, then add dry mix and stir to combine. DO NOT OVERMIX. Pour batter into lightly greased baking pan. Use pans and bake times listed below. Remove cake when toothpick comes out almost clean.

When cool, frost with Pamela's Vanilla Frosting or Dark Chocolate Frosting, whipped cream, your favorite frosting, powdered sugar, cover with berries, or use nothing at all!

Options: Add a 3rd egg for a lighter cake. For denser cake, use 1 1/4 cups water.

NOTE: The cake shown in the above photo uses two bags of cake mix for three 8” layers. Bake following directions for 8 inch rounds. Remove cake when toothpick comes out almost clean.

Bake Times and Yield:

two 8" rounds -- bake 22 to 28 minutes -- two 1-1/2″ high layers

one 9" square -- 34 to 40 minutes -- one 2″ high square cake

one 9x3" pan -- 24 to 30 minutes -- one 1″ high sheet cake

cupcake (fill 2/3 full) -- 16 to 22 minutes -- 14 cupcakes

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This cake can also be made egg-free – go to our Egg-Free Chocolate Cake recipe.


8 Reviews or Comments for Luscious Chocolate Cake

  1. louise hale September 29, 2014 at 4:02 pm #

    I made this cake using the Energy egg substitute for the 2 eggs. I used a standard buttercream frosting. It was fabulous!! Everyone who ate it was amazed at how it could taste so good and be gluten, egg and dairy free!

    Recipe Rating: 5
  2. Joe May 21, 2015 at 8:38 am #

    I recently made this cake, and I was totally blown away with the taste, texture and great moisture content! In fact I am going to say that this is the BEST chocolate cake I have ever eaten, bar none!! I mean better than ANY regular OR gluten free chocolate cake!! Try it, and you will most likely be amazed too!

    Recipe Rating: 5
  3. Cat November 30, 2015 at 3:41 pm #

    I have to agree with Joe! I made this for my daughters 4th birthday and it is by far the best chocolate cake I have ever had in my life! Better than any regular chocolate cake and my kids absolutely LOVED it. Thank you for making my life 10 times easier with this cake mix!!!

    Recipe Rating: 5
  4. Ceilidh March 27, 2016 at 12:52 pm #

    This is my favorite special treat for our family…especially for our son that is on a strict dairy and gluten free diet. We make this recipe as cupcakes and bring them to parties so that we always have a yummy treat for our little guy!

  5. Elizabeth August 10, 2016 at 9:23 am #

    Question: Has anyone found a way to make this cake less dense? It is really delicious and chocolately, but I would like it to be a bit more airy when I make it in cupcake form.

    • Cherice December 10, 2016 at 6:05 am #

      I use 3 eggs and whip the whites then fold them in to the batter.

  6. Denise April 13, 2017 at 6:06 am #

    What oil did you use? Can I use coconut oil or light olive oil?

    • Pamelas Customer Service April 13, 2017 at 12:50 pm #

      Hi Denise,
      Coconut oil or light olive oil would work.

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