In general, I like Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe cake mixes, so I wasn't expecting to be so disappointed with their Devil's Food. The front of the box has a gold emblem that says "America's Favorite Devil's Food Cake" so I thought I'd give it a try.

It baked right up, fluffy and moist like the white cake I usually make. But when I bit into the dark cake I did not get the the lush chocolate flavor I expected, but rather it tasted like. . .nothing.

Upon subsequent bites I could detect a faint taste of chocolate, but it was more like a faint echo of chocolate than actual chocolate flavor. Both Terry and his mother seemed to like the cupcakes just fine, but I couldn't get over how bland they tasted.

Bottom Line: Don't use this mix if you want a chocolate-y cake. Only use this if you just want dark brown cake as a vehicle for some kind of fancy icing or filling, since the cake moisture and texture is good, but it has very little flavor on its own.