Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe

Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe?
There’s nothing wrong with easy - if it’s this good!

Caterers love easy - this one never fails us.

Party Recipes and Ideas is not a gourmet, boutique cookery website. We're caterers trying to help folks do their own catering for large numbers of people. The idea is how to do something well, quickly, which winds up looking and tasting great. And - all the while - doing lots of it, along with the rest of your menu. So recipes like this one keep things simple and get it done - really well!

So don't feel bad if it seems to simple, or that you're not really cooking, or doing something wrong. You're not! You're cooking smart, and freeing up time to do something else for your guests - like hang out with them!

Truth is, pro caterers seldom make cakes from scratch. But we sure do when a recipe is this good. Caterer’s Cake Secrets gives you lots of ideas, especially for larger parties.

Remember that good baking is more like careful chemistry. Measure your ingredients, avoid substitutions, and use ASK-a-CATERER for free party recipes and ideas.

Portions/Servings This recipe will feed 12 people.
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1 Duncan Hines Chocolate Cake Mix
2 tablespoons instant coffee
1 airplane bottle size Crème De Cacao


Follow the directions, dissolving the instant coffee in the water and eggs the mix calls for. Add the liqueur, and bake.

Hey - easy is easy - and these subtle changes really add surprising flavor.

You know that wonderful cake you had, where the caterer told you it was an “old family recipe”? - Well, welcome to the family!

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