How to Make a Box Cake Mix Taste Homemadecake

Hey everyone,

I just want to start out by saying I hope everyone is doing well. Today I’m going to talk to you about how to make a boxed cake taste homemade.  I have found several ways to make a boxed cake taste homemade.  I looked it up on Facebook.  I clicked on icon at the top of the page as if you are going to logout, on the top of that page I searched for “how to make a cake taste homemade.”

For all boxed cake mixes, you can add buttermilk to your boxed cake mix. You will want to substitute the buttermilk for the oil/butter and water/milk. What ever the measurements are for the oil/butter or water/milk will be the total of the buttermilk.  For example: if the oil/butter is a 1/2 cup and the water/milk is 1 cup then you will measure 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk.

For the devil’s food or chocolate cake, you can add coffee instead of water to the devil’s foods or chocolate  boxed cake mix. One other way you can give devil’s food or chocolate cake a little boost in taste is to add a handful or more of  chocolate chips to the cake mix. You can also add chocolate shavings.  You can sray your pans with a nonstick spray, and sprinkle your choice of nuts and sugar to the pan. You can do this with any boxed cake mix.

For Lemon, yellow, butter, spice or white cake mixes, you can added yogurt to the boxed cake mixes. You can use lemon, plain or vanilla yogurt to the Lemon, yellow, butter, spice or white boxed cake mix. You will add 6 ozs of lemon, plain or vanilla yogurt, 2 tbl (tablespoons) of oil, 2/3 cup water or buttercream,  and you can add the same amount of eggs as you would on the boxed cake mix instructions.  Instead of the lemon yogurt,  you can add 1-2 tsp (teaspoons) of fresh lemon juice and and 1/4 teaspoons of salt to any lemon, white or yellow boxed cake mix. All of the boxed cake mixes are very sweet so this will help balance the flavors.  You can add orange juice, orange zest and a 1-2 tsp of orange extract to the yellow or white cake mix. The plain and vanilla yogurt can be use with any boxed cake mix.

When you are baking the basic yellow, chocolate or white cake, sift the mix into the bowl. You can add applesauce instead of oil, and vanilla to any cake batter your making. You can try adding 2 Tbl spoons of mayonnaise to your cake mix to give it a homemade taste. When baking  carrot boxed cake mix, you can add fresh carrots to the cake mix. It will taste like you made it from scratch. You can also use coconut milk instead of the milk/water or oil/butter.

I haven’t tried everything on here, but I have added an extra egg or two, butter instead of oil and I added milk instead of the water. It turned out just like a homemade cake. It was much easier than making from scratch.  I’ve made my share of homemade cakes. When I made homemade cake,  I used the cake flour instead of all purpose. Cake flour is I finer flour than all purpose flour.  It is more expensive to use cake flour. You can use the all purpose flour to make cake from scratch.

So now you know how to make a boxed cake taste homemade.  There are some great ideas on here t to boost the flavor in  any boxed cake .  I have learned how to make a boxed cake taste homemade.  I didn’t know this before now. when I can learn something new about cake, I get very excited. I hope you enjoyed reading the blog as much as I have writing about making a boxed cake taste homemade.  It won’t cost as much as making it from scratch.

I hope you have a very blessed day. May God be with through all the good and the bad.

Sources:

chow.com
gardenweb.com

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How to Make Flawless Cake: 6 Cake Tips by Erik Blair

Hello everyone, I hooe each of you are doing well. Today I’m going to talk to you about making a flawless cake. There’s some tips I found on Digital Sketching group on Facebook.  Erik Blair shared these tips on Digital Sketching. You cn find his Facebook Pag at https://www.facebook.com/cake.woow2015.

When baking any cake it is better to use room temperature eggs and butter because it will not emulsify properly.  If you forget to lay out the eggs and butter, you can microwave the butter every 5 seconds until softened. To bring the eggs to romm temperature in a short amount of time,  you can add them to warm water.

You can make a cake look as good as it tastes with Real Simple’s cake decorating. Techiques.

Believe it or not, it matters how to measure the flour. If you dip flour out with the measuring curight out of the bag, it will compact the flour.. This will cause you to get out more flour than you need. The best way to get flour out of bag is to spoon it out into a dry measuring cup and use a knife to scrap off the excess flour.

When butter your cake pans, it’s better to use a pastry brush and softened butter. You will swipe the pastry brush over the beutter and the swipe the buttered brush. You will get better coverage this way than with a small piece of butter in the butter paper. I know rubbed the pan with butter paper. I have used the non-stcik spray.

When placing your cake in the oven,  it is best to try to get them as close to the center of the oven as possible. It’s important to not let the pans to touch each other or for the pans not to touch the oven walls. If you have a small oven and the pans won’t fit on ne rack side by side you want to offset the pans slightly to allow air to circulate.

It’s a good idea to rotate the pans after the cake sets about – two thirds of the way through baking time to prevent collapse. By rotating the pans to allow for even baking time.

Now, the best way to cool the cake is upside down.  if the cake is rounded on the top, cooling it t upside down will help flatten it. If it is still rounded you can use serrated knife to cut it t off.

I know that I’ve learned a lot from these tips. They are certainly some great tips for sure. There’s more to baking a cake than just shoving the cake into the oven.

Next time I’m going to tell you how to make a boxed cake taste homemade.  I want to take this time to thank you for taking time out of your day to read my blog. May God bless each and everyone of you.

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