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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!

Continue reading to see what adding mayonnaise to your boxed cake mix can do!

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