Box cake hacks?

on May 28, 2016 @ 04:23 pm

I do enjoy baking from scratch but sometimes when I am short on time, I resort to the cake box mixes. Do you guys have any tips on how to spice up your ordinary cake box mixes? I have a couple of my own that I will gladly share with you ladies :)

- For a chocolate cake box mix, I like to dissolve instant coffee in the water that the box requires. The coffee really enhances the chocolate flavour 

- For a lemon cake box mix, I like to zest a little bit of lemon zest to enhance the lemon flavour (if you really love citrus, like myself) Also, folding in some blueberries is a great combination

For a white cake mix (or even yellow) I have once added bananas, cinnamon and cranberries and it tasted amazing!! This works with apples too but do not add too much or it might get soggy. When I do this, I do it by eye and the size of the fruit.

Some people even use their box cake mixes for cookies but I have yet to try that yet. If any of you guys have any tips, I would love to hear them! And if any of you guys use any of the tips I mentioned, let me know how it went!

7 Replies

. on May 28, 2016 @ 07:11 pm

Great ideas! I usually just decorate the cake with fruits, sprinkles or do some fancy design with the frosting :P

. on May 28, 2016 @ 11:45 pm

I highly suggest you try making cookies out of it or even a dump cake, which is super quick and simple. Pinterest has lots of recipe ideas for these.

I also wonder if we would be able to add things like peanut butter or nutella to the mix. I haven't tried yet, but if I do I'll let you know how it goes. I love your ideas as well. They seem yummy!


. on May 29, 2016 @ 12:18 am

I actually want to try adding peanut butter as well, especially into a chocolate cake because I made a chocolate peanut butter cake from scratch once and it was decadent and delicious! :) Thank you for your ideas too. The box mixes are also great for icebox cakes-- so yummy! :)

. on May 29, 2016 @ 09:28 am

What great ideas,i have to try some of these,thanks for sharing

Box Cakes on May 29, 2016 @ 05:18 pm

Great Ideas I would like to try some of these especially the peanut butter and chocolate also with cinnamon I'd also like to try a cream cheese mixture for the frosting

. on May 29, 2016 @ 10:03 pm

My mom would always make it with shredded apple and apple sauce instead of oil or eggs. I forget, but it was really good, and healthier ;)

. on May 29, 2016 @ 10:07 pm

Actually, I have made baked doughnuts with box cake:

You have inspired me to make more box cake recipes :)

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