This post does NOT need an introduction. I think it speaks for itself 😍I did not come up with this recipe on my own. A few years ago, I needed a chocolate cake recipe for my daughter’s birthday and decided to look up some easy recipes. Tons of posts popped up, including several for Portillo’s copycat chocolate cake. Portillo’s is a Chicago staple and I had to try it. Everyone loved it so much that this is the only cake I make for parties. Here is the recipe!
Portillo's -dupe- Chocolate Cake
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup of mayonnaise
- 2 cans of Betty Crocker whipped chocolate frosting
- 1 box of Betty Crocker devil’s food cake mix
- 1 cup of cold water
- OPTIONAL: THAWED COOL WHIP
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease two, 9″ round pans.
- In a medium bowl, empty the bag of devil’s food cake mix. To that add 1 cup of mayo, eggs and water. Mix until everything is incorporated.
- Pour the batter evenly into the pans.
- Bake for 30, 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Cool on wire rack for at least an hour.
- Place one cake on the cake stand and using a spatula spread some of the frosting over the first cake. Top it off with the 2nd cake and spread the rest of the frosting all over it.
- Decorate as you please or serve as is. YUM!
- If you need a 1/2 sheet cake for a party, double the recipe and use a 18×13 pan. Then cut the cake to make 2 layers for filling.
- You can make the cakes ahead of time. Once cooled, wrap them up in paper and foil or put them in containers and refrigerate for 2-3 days.
- If you want a little more fluff and flavor, mix the chocolate frosting with cool whip and use that for the filling or all over too.
Enjoy and have a great weekend 🎂
Here, one of my cakes came out much thicker, so I sliced it in half and made 3 layers! I also mixed the frosting with cool whip [note the lighter filling] for more flavor.