22 Ways To Make a Cake Mix Taste Like Homemade

22 Ways to Make a Cake Mix Taste Like Homemade - Lady Behind The Curtain

22 WAYS TO MAKE A CAKE MIX TASTE LIKE HOMEMADE!

I realize that not everyone has the time to whip up a cake from scratch or has a supply of flour and sugar on hand.  But everyone can have a few cake mixes in their pantry.  They have a long shelf life and are inexpensive.  Here are some great ways to improve your cake mix.  NOTE:  If there is NOT an “instead” next to the ingredient then you add this ingredient including the ingredients listed on the box

1.  Softened butter instead of vegetable oil

2.  Buttermilk instead of water

3.   1 teaspoon of flavoring (vanilla, or almond for yellow cake or lemon flavoring for lemon cake)

4.   1 small box of pudding plus 1 cup of sour cream

5.   1 tablespoon of meringue powder

6.   Milk instead of water

7.   Lemon Lime soda instead of water

8.   Orange juice for orange cake instead of water

9.    Chocolate milk instead of water for a chocolate cake

10.  Dark soda (Coke, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Root Beer) instead of water for    chocolate cake

11.  Chocolate syrup for some of the liquid

12.  Chocolate Chips

13. Chopped nuts

14.  Margarita Mix (alcohol free) instead of water plus lemon zest

15.  Apple juice instead of water (spice cake)

16.  Brewed Coffee instead of water (chocolate cake)

17.  Kahlua instead of water (chocolate cake)

18.  Add zest from a lemon, lime or orange

19.  1/4 cup mayonnaise, for a super moist cake

20.  Peanut Butter Chips

21.  Toffee Bits

22.  THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENT TO A GOOD CAKE IS….HOMEMADE FROSTING.  Here is a link to over 30 different HOMEMADE FROSTINGS.

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About Sheryl

I have been organizing BIG church events for over 25 years. From Thanksgiving dinners, Vacation Bible School, Fall Festivals, Easter Brunch and Rodeo Fest. I think I’ve done it all and loved every minute of it. So I decided to bring some of that experience to Lady Behind The Curtain. Of course writing a blog is way different then orangaizing an event. I have learned so much about recipe development, food staging and photography. All creative outlets.

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22 Ways To Make a Cake Mix Taste Like Homemade — 5 Comments

  1. Great suggestions, thanks. I enjoy your web site, can’t wait to see what you you post everyday. Thanks again!

  2. I am looking to make a birthday cake for our little girl who turns 10 today. We can’t afford a bakery cake as we would like so I am using a boxed cake mix. Thank you for being considerate of others and sharing your wealth of knowledge of cooking. I am sure your ideas will make her cake extra special for her special birthday. Thank you so much and may God bless you.

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