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Copycat Portillo's Chocolate Cake

This copycat recipe for Portillo’s chocolate cake is so easy to make, you’ll wonder why you’ve been buying it all these years!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, chocolate, chocolate cake
Servings: 8
Calories: 214kcal


  • 1 box Betty Crocker Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup ice cold water
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 16 oz cans Betty Crocker chocolate frosting


  • Mix all ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl until well incorporated.
  • Pour batter evenly between two greased 9-inch round pans.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Use a toothpick to check to see if the cake is done - should come out clean.
  • Allow cakes to rest on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from pans.
  • Remove cakes and let cool completely before frosting.
  • Place one of the cakes on a plate and spread about ¾ of one can of frosting on the top of the cake.
  • Place the second cake on top and use the remaining frosting to coat the top of the cake, and the sides.


Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 28mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 107IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg