Cake mix in a box. Using only a few substitutions, this bakery-style cake tastes as if it cost $6 a slice! When it comes to making cakes from scratch, there’s a time and place.
The Best Ever Chocolate Poke Cake, the Easy Butter Cake, and the Coca-Cola Sheet Cake are some of the most popular and simple recipes. When time is of the essence, this boxed cake mix hack is even more convenient.
Simple ingredient substitutions can transform a boxed cake mix into something that tastes like you paid $6 a slice for an expensive bakery cake. This simple hack substitutes the oil in a cake mix with butter, resulting in a moist, buttery crumb cake that’s excellent for any celebration.
To please a demanding youngster who insisted on eating the cake mix while shopping with his mother, this recipe was devised.
If you’re looking for a fun way to get your kids engaged in the kitchen and allow them to have fun preparing something from “scratch,” this is a great option. Adding a little chef’s hat and apron will make it even more fun!
You may use any type of buttercream frosting to finish this cake mix hack. Try a homemade frosting, such as Classic Buttercream, Rich Chocolate Frosting, or Cream Cheese Frosting, to hide your cake mix secret even better.
It’s not always easy to come up with an original recipe when it comes to cake, therefore we’ve rounded up 10 DOCTORED CAKE MIX RECIPES for you to try out.
You can save time and effort by making a cake from a boxed cake mix. A store-bought cake can be made even better by incorporating components that aren’t listed on the package.
Instead of water, use milk
Replace water with full milk. It improves the flavour while also giving it a denser, more homemade-like texture. Buttermilk can be used for whole milk in this recipe.
Increase the number of eggs in the recipe
To make the cake even moister and rich, add two extra egg yolks in addition to the number of eggs called for in the recipe.
Add flour and sugar to the dry mixture
To your cake mix, add 1/4-1/2 cup sugar and 1/4-1/2 cup flour.
For chocolate cakes, use coffee instead of water
Instead of water, use strong brewed coffee to enhance the flavour of chocolate pastries.
Adding sour cream to a dish is a great way to enhance moisture and flavour.
The flavour will be even richer and creamier if you add 1/2 cup of sour cream. Copycat Portillo’s Chocolate Cake can also be made with mayonnaise!
Moisture and flavour are provided by the pudding
Add a small packet of instant pudding to the batter for more moisture and flavour.
The addition of Vanilla and Salt enhances the cake’s homey flavour
1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract can be added to the mixture at this point for flavouring the final product.
Use butter rather than oil
To have a more decadent flavour, swap out the vegetable oil for melted butter. Two teaspoons of mayonnaise make a richer cake.
Add-Ons to make it your own while also raising the olfactory bar
- Personalize your cake by sprinkling on some chocolate chips, fruit, or nuts.
Forget store-bought frosting, make your own!
- Make your own buttercream icing at home! Baking calls for this. The difference between vanilla buttercream and chocolate buttercream is immense!
- Finally! You’ll be surprised at the difference a handful of these tips can make in a boxed cake mix. I predict you’ll be reaching for the box mix more frequently from now on!