7 Ways To Amp Up Your Boxed Cake Mix

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7 Ways To Amp Up Your Boxed Cake Mix

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Alright, so you volunteered to make a cake for some type of gathering. Family event, work party, PTA meeting, it doesn't matter. You want to make sure you bring something that people will enjoy and not judge you for.

It needs to be tasty, but it also needs to be quick. No one really has the time to spend an entire day getting a cake ready!

Boxed cake mix is fine, but people can generally tell the difference between boxed and home made. That's why you need to use one of these tricks get people thinking your some kind of professional pastry chef!

These ingredients will bump up any boxed cake mix without compromising easiness!

Whole Milk

Substitute whole milk instead of water in the recipe. This will give you a denser, richer cake!

Sour Cream

Add two dollops of sour cream to the prepared batter for an extra moist cake. It doesn't add sour flavor to the cake, I promise!


Combine two tablespoons of instant pudding powder (that matches the flavor of your cake) with 1/2 cup milk, 3 eggs, and 1/3 cup vegetable oil, and your boxed cake mix. Flavor intensity in an instant!


Adding coffee to a chocolate cake instead of water really intensifies the chocolate flavor, while also adding a hint of flavor. Yum!


Hear me out! Mayonnaise in a cake mix will add insane moisture and make people ask you "what your secret" is. It's just mayo, but you can tell them it's magic if you want. Substitute the oil for 1 cup of mayo.


Squeeze 1/2 a lemon into your yellow cake mix and add two tablespoons of zest as well. Gives your cake a tart kick without a lot of extra hassle!


Swap your oil for melted butter to get a classic, tasty, cake flavor everyone loves. Tastes like it took 3 hours, but it definitely did not.

How do you make boxed cake mixes more exciting? Let us know!

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