Thursday, December 22, 2011
Better Cake Mixes
Ever wish those boxed cake mixes were a bit bulkier and bigger? In a pinch, occasionally, I use cake mixes and when that happens I like to add a few ingredients along with the required ones to stretch it a bit and make it a little more worth the effort. With 3 big boys around, (2 in the neighborhood of 6', they like to remind me they are now taller than both their parents ☺), baking a cake mix without adding these ingredients seems a bit like a "bandaid" for the cookie jar. Try it sometime and let me know what you think.
1 cake mix (any flavor) with required ingredients +
¾ cup flour (AP)
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup water
1 Tablespoon oil
Mix all together and pour into a greased 12x15 bar pan and bake according to package directions.
Ice with desired icing, Butter Cream and Chocolate are my favorites, depending on the cake flavor.
This usually buys me a bit of time till I have time to bake something they really like.☺