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Chocolate from the Cake Mix Doctor

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  649 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
The Cake Mix Doctor goes chocolate! Anne Byrn brings her proven prescription for doctoring cake mix to an ingredient that inspires love bordering on obsession. It's a marriage made in baker's heaven-150 all-new, all-easy recipes for cakes, starring the ingredient that surpasses all other flavors, including vanilla, by a 3-to-1 margin, and that Americans consume to the tune ...more
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Workman Publishing Company (first published 2001)
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Several years ago I bought this cookbook on a whim, and tonight when I was looking for a way to "doctor" up a boxed cake mix I bought at the market today, I immediately grabbed this book! Chocolate from the Cake Mix Doctor is a great go-to cookbook, loaded with recipes, tips and tricks to take any boxed cake mix from mundane to magnificent with very little effort.

In the front you'll find a few pages with pictures of each recipe, along with the page number. The rest of the book is divided into s
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M. E.
Aug 28, 2016 M. E. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: baking
So this is my favored that's why I saved it for last. This is a terrific follow-up to The Cake Mix Doctor. This time around though, the recipes focus on a broader variety of desserts that can be made from chocolate cake and brownie mixes. Making a few simple substitutions and/or additions to a basic chocolate cake or brownie mix can give you a dessert that will silence most "cake mix doubters". No one will believe the Triple Decker Chocolate Raspberry Cake began with a mix! This time, Chocolate ...more
Carrie Chaney
Feb 24, 2011 Carrie Chaney rated it liked it
Recommends it for: beginning bakers, busy bakers
Shelves: nonfiction
This book is a road map to chocolate heaven. The icing on the cake is that each recipe is born from a cake mix box. The frostings (which are the only things in the boook that are completely homemade) are devine, and the cakes are delicious add-in concoctions that make you wonder" "Why did I never think of this?"
Keri
Nov 10, 2011 Keri rated it it was amazing
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There are some amazing cakes in here. I made the Chocolate Midnight Cake (Devil's food cake with White Chocolate icing) It was so good and turned out very beautiful.
Stephanie Ludi
Feb 15, 2008 Stephanie Ludi rated it it was amazing
This book is awesome. You don't read it per se since it is a cookbook, but I have used it many times for use at home and for taking to parties. I like this book due to its focus on chocolate and I found that it does repeat recipes from the original cake doctor book.
Amber
Dec 27, 2013 Amber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite cake recipe in the world: "pumpkin chocolate spice cake with cinnamon-chocolate cream cheese frosting". Sara made the frosting with Grand Marnier. Simply the best cake in the history of ever.
Judy
Jan 21, 2008 Judy rated it it was amazing
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I think this series is a must have for emergency desserts. You take a cake mix and add in some stuff- puff a great dessert. Not quite what you would call a die hard baking creation, but who has time for those all the time.
Msstacylynn Turner
Sep 13, 2009 Msstacylynn Turner rated it it was amazing
Definatly a must have for chocoholics.. a great addition to the Cake Doctor collection
Dorothy
Oct 08, 2014 Dorothy rated it really liked it
Good, but recipes were a little more involved than I thought they would be.
Jovita Salinas
Dec 08, 2011 Jovita Salinas rated it it was ok
has good ideas, but most of them are in the first book.
Jessica
Jan 07, 2010 Jessica rated it it was amazing
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A must for chocoholics like myself, or just cake fans. All kinds of chocolate desserts, starting with that same simple cake mix. Plus tips about baking, cakes, and chocolate.
Mary Lynn
Dec 30, 2013 Mary Lynn rated it really liked it
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I f you ever need a cake in a jiffy this is your book. I received many compliments on two of the cakes from this book.
Lisa Hartjes
Oct 11, 2011 Lisa Hartjes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the third of Ann Byrn's books we own and we love it as much as we do the others. The Black Russian cake is a family favorite!
Beth
Jun 12, 2012 Beth rated it liked it
I don't use this book as much as the first one but it's still a keeper.
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