How to Make Boxed Cake Mix Better
- Box of Cake Mix
Adapted from bettycrocker.com
For Chocolate Cake Mix:
*Hot Water- Add the amount of water the recipe calls for but use HOT water. It makes it taste
CHOCOLATE-IER. Hot water allows the cocoa in the mix to “bloom” or, develop its flavor. Think
about chocolate as if it were coffee; they’re both beans and very closely related. You make coffee
with hot water to allow to beans to brew and develop flavor. Why not do the same with cocoa?
That cocoa powder has been sitting in the box for a while—you need to wake the flavor up!
*Eggs + yolks- Extra YOLKS means more fat which gives the cake ultra moistness! Add the
amount of eggs called for in the recipe but add two extra egg yolks. The extra yolks add the
density and moisture you’d find in a bakery cake!
For White Cake Mix:
*Milk- Add MILK, not water, when your box mix call