Chocolate Potluck Cake

“Recipe from "Chocolate from the Cake Mix Doctor...) by: Anne Byrn. The first time I made this recipe, I only had walnuts and dark brown sugar on hand, but the recipe still turned out great!”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • CAKE
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 package plain devil's food cake mix
  • 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt or 1 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 12 cup water
  • 12 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 13 cup chopped pecans
  • 13 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 13 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 13x9-inch baking pan with nonstick spray.
  3. Place cake mix, yogurt, water, oil, and eggs in a mixing bowl.
  4. Using an electric mixer, blend on low speed for 1 minute.
  5. Scrape the sides of the bowl, and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes more.
  6. Pour the batter into the baking pan and spread evenly with a spatula.
  7. Stir together the pecans, brown sugar, and chocolate chips.
  8. Sprinkle this mixture over the top of the cake, and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until it springs back when lightly pressed with your finger.
  9. Remove the cake from the oven and cool for 20 minutes on a wire rack.
  10. Serve slightly warm.

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