I very rarely use cake mixes but after this experience I have to say they definitely have their place. I have to admit that I was initially quite sceptical and was worried that the cake would be dry or too sweet or not sweet enough. I was given this box of Thornton's Chocolate Cake mix by someone at work so I decided to give it a go. It was really simple to put together and I added my own filling and decoration to jazz up the cake.
To my surprise the cake was extremely moist and chocolatey. I added a layer of canned caramel filling in between and made a simple chocolate ganache for the topping. I then added grated chocolate and giant chocolate stars. The final result was very impressive and one comment was that it looked and tasted better than the store bought Thornton's cake! Everyone thought I'd baked the cake from scratch and were really impressed with the taste and texture. I'd definitely use this cake mix again especially if I need to bake a cake quickly. It would also be perfect for bake sales and with a little imaginative decorating, everyone will think you spent ages baking the cake!