Better Cake Mix Trick - Look at the directions on the cake mix box… add one more egg (or add two additional if you want it to be really rich) double the oil amount, but use melted butter instead of oil use milk instead of water....Paula Deen does this!
For a homemade taste you can notice at first bite: Add 2 more eggs than what back of box calls for. Substitute twice as much melted butter for the amount of oil. Then swap the water for the same amount of milk. IF a chocolate cake, swap out water & use cooled black coffee. Mix by hand (or mixer) and bake in prepared pans until toothpick comes out clean.
Chocolate Gravy Recipe ~ A Southern Specialty... Melt some butter, add flour, cocoa powder and sugar. Slowly add some milk — just like you might make a meat-based gravy. Finish with vanilla. Wow, it was good, serve over biscuits, toast or even toasted pound cake