Saturday, February 21, 2015

Make a Cake Mix Taste Homemade

After watching cooking shows on how to make cake mixes
taste like homemade, I thought I would try it. So I Googled
"how to make a cake mix taste homemade", and found a couple
of good ideas. They actually gave about 20 different things to do.

My family was coming for Sunday Dinner and I wanted a
desert but only had a cake mix and a can of icing in my pantry.

 It turned out so good that I just had to have a piece!
too make sure it was fit to serve  ! ha ha,sure !

Ok, this is what I did:

I followed the recipe on the box but instead of the water it called for I used Milk,
One of the things it listed to add was Meringue Powder, so I added the one Tablespoon it said to add. I had made cakes before by adding the icing to the box of cake mix so I decided to add a
 large amount of the Coconut pecan icing to the mixture.  I didn't measure it just scooped it up!

That dough was so good !

I put it in a 9x13 pan and baked it about 20 -30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Just stick toothpicks in it until it comes out clean.
Wa La !

I used the rest of the icing to spread over the top when it was cool.

I made myself a cup of Green Tea and.....
{see the bubble in the cup..oops}

My teacup today is stamped on the back:
Theodore Haviland
New York
Made in America

It makes me think of spring!

I bought it at a thrift store a couple years ago.

.....I helped myself to a piece!

Grab a chair and I'll make you a cup of Tea.



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  1. What a terrific way to perk up a cake mix cake. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Your cake looks wonderful, Sylvia. I am sure I have never seen that flavour of frosting at the grocery store. It looks really decadent. I'm sure your family enjoyed your treat. Such a pretty teacup too. Thank you for joining me for tea and have a lovely week.


  3. Well boy, did I learn something today! I have never heard of the icing in the batter trick. How cool! It looks like it was delicious! Love your pretty teacup and I LIKE the bubble in the cup! Looks spontaneous and homey! Thans so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  4. Your yummy cake contains two of my favourite things: chocolate and coconut! I've also seen recipies for cake mix cookies but have never tried them.

  5. Your cake looks delicious, perfect to have with a cup of tea.

  6. Hi,
    Oh my your cake look so delish. I must try it. I just love your pretty dainty teacup and silver tea set too! Thank you for visiting me! Happy Tea Day! Karen

  7. Oh yum, yum! This sounds goooood! Your teacup is very pretty, great find!

  8. Yummy! Save me a piece, sweet friend, and I will be right over :) Your cake looks extremely delicious... I, too, have been wanting to try and make a cake mix taste homemade :) Maybe I will try it for the next birthday.

    Thanks for sharing at Roses of Inspiration. Love to you! Oh, your tea cup is so lovely, my friend!

  9. Wow what a great idea to make the cake mix taste even better! It looks like a lovely tea and cake! Have a nice day.

  10. I love your lovely tea setting with your pretty thrifted teacup. The cake looks so wonderful and I would love a piece for my tea today!

  11. Your cake looks really delicious Sylvia !! Love your tea set too !
    Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my wedding gift.
    Have a great day !

  12. Lovely Haviland teacup. I learned something today with your recipe .. cake mix and icing! My Granny used to say that bubbles in your tea meant money! Happy Tea Day!

  13. Oh what a delicious sounding and looking cake you made! I do n't think I could stop at just one piece though!
    That is a pretty cup and saucer too!
    Thanks for sharing!

  14. Hi Sylvia! The cake looks delicious ...I don't mind if I do! German chocolate is one of my favorites. Isn't it great to have google to help us find out all kinds of great things? Have a great day :)

  15. Hello my sweet friend, and yes please, I would love a slice of that yummy looking cake! Putting the icing in the mix made my mouth water, wow did that ever look good.
    What a terrific idea changing a simple boxed cake mix into a cake of your own.

    Thank you Sylvia for visiting my blog and you're sweet comment.
    Google is acting up, so I'm sort of leaving you a thank you here. :-).

    Ihave missed my dear blogging friends, but felt the prayers of YOU dear ladies while I was away.
    The Lord has been gracious.

    Joy to you!

  16. I could almost smell the cake through the screen :) Have a lovely week!

  17. Looks so scrumptious. Your roses are beautiful

  18. That cake looks delicious, so yummy. Thanks for sharing your hints.


  19. This sounds delicious AND easy! Thanks for sharing.

  20. Thank you for sending half of it home with the kids Sunday! It was very, very good!! so light and fluffy!

  21. Very nice! I want to stick my finger in that batter!! ;)

  22. Oooooh. German Chocolate is my all-time favorite cake! It looks sooo nummy! Yours looks dense and moist, perfect with your pretty silver and china. Thank you for sharing this how-to!

  23. What a perfect tea time, Syl! Your teacup is awesome and your "fancy" cake looks and sounds so good, yum, I shall have to try that. I seldom make box cakes, going to have to try making boxes taste like from scratch one of these days! YUM!!

  24. Thanks for the tips on the cake mix. Your photos are so lovely. Such a sweet tea cup.


Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment, all your comments are read and appreciated! Sylvia