You Can Make Box Cake 1000 Times Better - Here's How
Marilyn Caylor 10/17/2016
Baking cakes from scratch seems to taste so much better than pre-made boxed cake mixes. Using fresh ingredients only takes up a little bit of extra time out of your day.
Boxed cake mixes are still a fantastic go-to option when you're out of ingredients and don't want to make an extra trip to the store. There are endless possibilities when it comes to using cake mixes - you can turn it into red velvet, poke, Boston creme or an delicious Funfetti dump cake.
If you're short on time, this simple trick will transform your boxed cake mix into an impressive dessert, and all you need is a microwave.
This simple boxed cake mix hack will turn your creations into a delightful taste sensation. All you have to do is use melted butter instead of oil.
That's right - anytime it indicates that you're supposed to use oil, substitute it with melted butter. It will create a cake that has a light and heavenly texture.
Melted butter isn't the only trick that you can use when you're baking. If you're adventurous, here are a few other things you can substitute in your cake baking endeavors:
If you want a richer, fluffier cake, add in an extra egg! The reason you use eggs in cakes is to give it a fluffy texture and to help it rise. Beat the eggs for 2 minutes in a bowl until they are creamy and look pale yellow in color. Blending the eggs first in a separate bowl helps create a smoother cake batter with fewer bubbles. In the end, your cake will have a super fine texture, which goes along great with the super fine taste!
If you prefer your cake to have a richer, denser texture, try adding in 3/4 cup of Greek yogurt or sour cream to your batter. It will also make your cake super moist!
Use Other Liquids
Instead of using water, how about substituting it with buttermilk, coconut milk, juice, or just regular milk? Even better - if you're making a chocolate cake, use chocolate milk anytime the recipe calls for water. You'll get double the chocolate taste!