Sound Bite: Boxed Cake Mix – Pt. I

Let’s face it everyone isn’t a baker (this does not refer to me LOL). Have you ever wanted an easy way to make a boxed cake taste like it’s homemade? Been short on time but still wanted some rich deliciousness?? Well let me take away some of that stress! If you’re not Ms Suzy Scratch Cake, it is OK! Let me reintroduce you to something – the boxed cake mix… 


There are a couple tips I want to share with you that almost make it seem too easy! First of all, these boxes tell you to use water. When you make a real cake, do you use water? No. So let’s not do it here either. I use milk  depending on you preference or better yet, what’s in the cabinets, you can use whole milk, a nut milk, buttermilk, or evaporated milk. Second, it usually always says to use oil unless it’s specific a Butter Cake mix. How about we swap oil for butter to get a richer cake. Lastly, add a teaspoon of vanilla extract.  Now, just follow the cooking instructions on the box to finish. 


Now what about the frosting. Usually for me, the prepackaged frosting are dense and a little too sweet. So to go with your semi-homemade cake, let’s give this frosting a little love too. Dump the contents of the container in a stand mixer or a large bowl (you will need a hand mixer if using a bowl).  Add a little milk (about 2-3 teaspoons) to the frosting and turn the mixer on low until the milk is incorporated. Then move the setting up to medium high and allow it to aerate the frosting and make it more of a whipped texture. Set aside and you’re ready to frost that cake one it’s cooked! Enjoy! 

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