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
Gloria

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.



HAVE A TEA-LIGHTFUL DAY!

Sylvia


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24 comments:

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

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  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.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  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!
    Ruth

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  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.

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

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  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

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

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  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!

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  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.

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  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!

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  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 !
    Wilma.

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  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!

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  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!

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  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 :)

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  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!
    Debbie

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

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  17. Looks so scrumptious. Your roses are beautiful

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

    Diana

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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!!

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

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