Cake Tip

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Introduction: Cake Tip

Get bigger cakes or more cupcakes from a box cake mix and make it taste more like homemade!
Start with one boxed cake mix. You will follow the directions but you'll be adding more ingredients. Baking temperature and baking time will be on the box. I used a Betty Crocker cake mix for this tutorial but any cake mix will do, just follow the directions and add the extra ingredients.

Step 1: Extras

In a bowl add your cake mix.
Add:
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
Use a whisk to stir all dry ingredients together.

Step 2: An Extra Egg

Following the box directions add:
1 1/4 cups water
1/3 cup oil
3 eggs + 1 EXTRA egg = 4 eggs
Beat for time indicated on box.

Step 3: Bake

The box said I would get 24 cupcakes (although this is often small cupcakes) and I was able to get an extra 7 large for a total of 31 large cupcakes.  If you were making a cake you would get a bit bigger cake.
Bake for 18-23 minutes at 350 degrees.

Step 4: Icing

After baking I like to inject icing into the centre of the cupcakes, they travel much better in my kid's lunches and make for way less mess.

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    can a box mix replace dry ingredients in a cake made from scratch ( using your method here ) for all cakes ?

    is it plain flour that you add

    These were wonderful. Used chocolate cake mix and your recipe. Only change I made was to use hot water instead of tap water as another site says that intensifies the chocolate flavor. My husband says these were the best ever! Very fluffy and moist!!! Thank you!

    What about extra liquid?

    You add an extra egg.

    the cake box mix is already too sweet, can I just add the extra egg, flour and baking powder?

    Sure, it would probably work.


    If you're adding extra flour, sugar, baking powder, water, oil and eggs - why not dispense with the box of cake-mix altogether?

    L

    No, it's not box cake mix.
    Have you ever tried to make fresh fluffy homemade pancakes? Were you successful? I don't know anyone who can recreate the magic of boxed (just add water) pancake mix.
    I'm sure the difference is all the chemicals and processed ingredients that make the store-bought kind so delicious.
    But the same thing goes for cake mix. It would probably just as easy to just buy two boxes of cake mix from the store. But sometimes you just want a wee bit more cake batter than what the box will give you.
    Also, there are plenty of professional cake makers who start with a box, and add to it. Pro's secret.