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.


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Lamb Easter Cake

Lamb Easter Cake.I thought this cake was too cute and I wanted to share this cake with you that In the Charming Kitchen shared with us.

I know Easter has passed but you don’t have to wait to for  Easter to come back around. I think this would make a great baby shower cake. You may have someone in your life that love lambs. If you have that someone tin your life that is all about lambs then make this a birthday cake for that someone.

In the Charming Kitchen showed us two different ways to decorate this cake. I really do adore the white chocolate curls. It really is a great idea to use the white chocolate shavings. I do like the star tip swirls. Most would have used the star tip and justnput stars all over the lamb. I think if your going to use the buttercream icing/frosting, then I would suggest the swirl.

Wantto take this time to thank In the Charming Kitchen for sharing this decorated cake with us. You really did a great job on this cake. Great Ideas with both the chocolate and the buttercream. Thank you so much for sharing.

Ifyou don’t know how to make buttercream icing/frosting, just look it up on my blog “All about Buttercream and Buttercream Continued”.

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All about Buttercream

Buttercream is an icing/frosting you that you can use as a filling, cover cakes and use to decorate. Buttercream is easy to make. There are many different ways to make buttercream. I think the name speakes for it self.

The ingredients in the recipe play an important role:

Shortening helps the texture of the buttercream. The more you use it the creamer it gets.

Flovoring gives the icing an enhanced taste. If you use clear flavorings, it will help you to achieve a pure white color.

Milk/Water will help you to get proper consistency

Meringue Powder is used to stabilize the icing. It helps to use Meringue power when making flower or other decorations.

Pure Cane Confetioners’ Sugar/ Powder Sugar This is primary ingredient.

Salt will add flavor but will also cut the sweetness of the icing. It really makes a difference. I’ve forgot to add it and I can tell a difference.

Ways you can make butter cream

When I took that Wilton class on decorating with buttercream, I learned the Wilton buttercream recipe.

Wilton Recipe

1 cup of shortening

1 lb Powder sugar/confectionery

1 tsp Vanilla, almond or butter

2 tablespoon Wilton Meringue Powder

A pinch of salt.

This recipe is good when having celebrations outside. This recipe buttercream holds up better outside.

You can make chocolate buttercream. To make chocolate buttercream, you will add ¼ cup of cocoa or three 1 oz unsweetened chocolate squares, meltedmelted, and an additional 1 to 2 tablespoons of water/milk to recipe. Mix until well blended.

I will tell you more about the thickness and tell you about some of the other recipes.

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Buttercream Continued

Buttercream Consistency

The consistency of the buttercream depends on the decorations you will be making.

Stiff Consistency

Use stiff icing to make and flowers that have upright petals, such as roes and sweet peas. If the icing is too thick it will cake and if it is not thick enough the flower petals will droop.

Medium Consistency

Medium consistency icing is to be use for boarders, figure piping and flowers that lay flat such as drop flowers and swirl flowers. To get stiff icing you will add one teaspoon of water or milk to each cup of of the stiff icing ( add an additional teaspoon water or milk when using a the full recipe. Make sure to blend it well.

Thin Consistency

Finally, you will use the thin consistency for writing, vines, leaves and icing the cake. You will want to add 2 teaspoons of water or milk to the stiff consistency icing (for full recipe you will add an additional 2 tablespoons of water or milk.

Ready-to-use decorating icing has the consistency for decorating. It’s a time saving option, but more expensive. You can buy the icing at some retail stores, at a craft store and you can buy it online. Canned icing that you use for the every day cake is too thin to decorate with.

There is a creamy white buttercream icing mix. You can get it at any retail store, craft store, and online. The buttercream icing is another option for making decorating buttercream fast. You just add butter of shortening, and milk. The icing mix will yield 1½ – 2 cups of buttercream –– it will be just enough icing to cover an 8 inch cake.

You can also purchased tube decorating icing. Tube icing is good for adding a small amount of color to your cake.

This wraps up the consistency of buttercream,

Next time I will tell you about the the different decorating bags (featherweight and disposable bags), the coupler, preparing featherweight and disposable bags, filling closing featherweight and disposable bag.

We need to cover all if this and more before I star posting pictures of the cakes I have done and how I made them. These topics are a must know because you need to know about buttercream.

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