How to Make A Box Cake Mix Taste Better

My roommate, Leighann, has been super supportive of all the Pinter-Testing going on in our kitchen…even when the ultimate product is a complete mess! So, when her birthday rolled around a few weeks ago, I wanted to do something special for her.

Of course, I headed to Pinterest to see what I could come up with!

I knew we were going out to dinner with some friends, so I decided to make a cake for dessert when we got home. Now, those of you know know me know that baking and I have a tendency to…well…disagree from time to time. Jessica is a much better baker – she must have inherited that gene from our mom, Sharon! I’m more of the cook – the girl who likes throwing things into the pot to see what happens, not the girl who likes precise measurements.

How to Make A Box Cake Mix Taste Better

How to Make A Box Cake Mix Taste Better
How to Make A Box Cake Mix Taste Better

Even I can handle this simple recipe! Essentially, it’s still just a boxed cake mix! Here’s how you do it:

  1. Replace the oil in the recipe with real butter.
  2. Replace the water in the recipe with milk.
  3. Add one (or two) more eggs than the box calls for.

That’s it! Then, just mix and prepare the cake according to the directions on the box.

Does anyone out there have a favorite cake mix brand they use? I like Pillsbury Moist Supreme cakes, but will sometimes get Betty Crocker instead. For me, it usually depends what’s on sale, but I never go store brand even though they’re cheaper. They just aren’t as good.

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