We ate it without them.
I found the recipe online for how to take a store bought cake mix and make it taste like a gourmet cake from a fancy bakery.
Woah, did it ever work!
The cake turned out amazing. It was scrumptious.
Normally, when I bake cakes, I use my 9 x 13 glass dish but today I not only wanted to try the new recipe, but I wanted to have some fun with it too.
First off, the recipe called for 1 cake mix. Instead of using water, I substituted milk. Then, in place of the oil, I used double the amount that the box recipe called for of butter. I believe the recipe called for 1/3 cup of oil so I used 2/3 cup of melted butter. The last thing is to add one more egg than what the box recipe calls for.
I decided to have a little fun and make 4 different layers. The top layer has no food coloring in it. The second layer has a little blue and red. With each layer, I added a little more blue and red to make my graduated purple cake!
Since I was making smaller layers and I could only find 1 of my round cake pans, I baked each one separately for 12 minutes at 350. I didn't use exact measurements for how much batter in each layer as I should have but I had a 6 year old begging me to finish the cake faster.
It still turned out nice. And the taste is fantastic! You would have thought this cake came from a fancy bakery.
You probably still would if I hadn't have used paper plates to serve it on. But hey, that's how I roll.
The only thing I would do different is the icing. I bought a whipped icing and it didn't spread very easily and didn't seem like there was enough icing in the container.
Duncan Hines, I think I was shorted.
In the future, I will make all of my cakes with this recipe. I just need to practice my layers and find my other round cake pans.
I was informed I'm doing this again for The Teenager's birthday but he wants rainbow colors.
Maybe I need to practice more.