How to Make Boxed Cake Mix taste like Bakery cake


 

As a baker I have tried many cake recipes to that use boxed cake mix to taste like bakery cake and this is my favorite recipe on how to Make Boxed Cake Mix taste like Bakery cake, of course we all know that bakery cakes taste homemade so you will essentially be answering the question every one has…How To Make Boxed Cake Mix taste Homemade!

One thing bakeries don’t tell you is that they use a cake mix, it is one of those bakery cake secrets they don’t share. It is a great way for them to control their product and make sure each cake tastes the same. Most bakeries have there own way of adding to the boxed cake mix to get the bakery cake flavor they want.

After a lot of testing in my kitchen I came up with this easy recipe to make your boxed cake mix taste like you bought it from a bakery! No one will no the difference! You will want to also use this Buttercream Icing as delicious as a Bakeries recipe to finish it off :)

Make Boxed Cake Mix taste like Bakery cake

You can make a boxed mix chocolate cake taste homemade or boxed mix lemon cake taste homemade easily with these how to Make Boxed Cake Mix taste like Bakery cake directions. You will have an amazing cake every time!. You can also switch out the vanilla extract in this recipe to match the cake flavor you chose. This makes the amount of batter you have equal to 1 and 1/2 boxed cake mixes. Thankfully it is easy to make a box cake taste like a bakery cake and only a few additional steps are needed.

You can make this homemade boxed cake recipe even more fun by turning it into an easy homemade rainbow cake.

How to Make Boxed Cake Mix taste like Bakery cake

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How to Make Boxed Cake Mix taste like Bakery cake

Just follow these simple steps on To Make Boxed Cake Mix taste like Bakery cake! Following this recipe can be used for ANY cake flavor you want!

 

What you need to Make Boxed Cake Mix taste like Bakery cake:

  • 1 box cake mix
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

how to make a boxed cake mix taste like a bakery cake

How to make Boxed Cake Mix taste like Bakery cake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees and grease your baking pans.
  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  3. In your mixer bowl place the wet ingredients
  4. Then add in half of the dry ingredients into the mixing bowl and mix together
  5. Then add the rest of the dry ingredients and blend them in.
  6. Mix for 2 minutes on medium speed in your mixer.
  7. Pour the batter half way in the prepared pans or 2/3 of the way in a  cupcake pan
  8. Bake at 300 degrees for about 20-30 minutes (depending on size of cake) then turn oven up to 325 for about an equal time. Check to make sure your cake is not getting to dark and keep an eye on it for it to be done for the last 10 minutes or so.

It is easy to make your boxed cake mix taste homemade and it results in a very moist cake. After trying this recipe you will never buy a bakery cake again, you will buy the boxed cake mix and then make it taste like you bought it at a bakery!

Make sure you check out this Rainbow Cake Recipe that use the Make Boxed Cake Mix taste like Bakery cake!

Make Boxed Cake Mix taste like Bakery cake cupcakes

 

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How To Make A Box Mix Taste Like A Bakery Cake
Ingredients
  • 1 box cake mix
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and grease your pans
  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients
  3. In mixer bowl place the wet ingredients
  4. Add about ½ of the dry ingredients into the bowl and mix together
  5. Then add the rest of the dry ingredients and blend
  6. Mix for 2 minutes on medium speed
  7. Pour the batter half way up prepared pans or ⅔ of the cupcake pan
  8. Bake at 300 degrees for about 20-30 minutes (depending on size of cake) then turn oven up to 325 for about an equal time.

 

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Comments

  1. Miranda says

    This is by far the best cake recipe ever! You really can’t mess it up! I’ve made this recipe 3 times in the last month and the cake comes out perfectly moist every time! I don’t own a Kitchen Aid, but rather a vintage electric hand mixer 😉 everyone that ate this cake loved it and preferred it over ‘store bought’ birthday cake. I even stacked my cakes, (one was even 4 layers high) it held up great! Thank you !!!

    • S says

      I’m not sure how this is the best cake, ever. I made it in two 9″ pans and not only did it look horrendous, it tasted like Play Doh.

  2. Amber Rist says

    Thanks so much for this recipe I’m going to try this. I’m excited! and OH EM GEE I didn’t know you have a pink mixer and pink utensils like me!!!! we’re special, tho I have a vintage mixer and yours looks newer. I’m going to make a chocolate cake and add beets to it like out of “deceptively delicious” but I wanted to try it out of a mix. do you think i should change anything if I”m adding a 1/2 c of beets. sounds kinda gross but we are all picky eaters.

  3. says

    What most people don’t realize is bakeries use commercial cake mix (yes, you can buy it in 50lbs bags). As a chef, I used to work at a bakery that did just that. But, to make it taste like a from-scratch cake we used to use buttermilk instead of the water or half buttermilk/half sour cream instead of water to make it denser. Real butter instead of the oil. Increase the egg count by one and add real vanilla bean (when making vanilla cakes) and it made it so great. I haven’t tried this method so I’ll have to give it a shot.

    • Amanda says

      Yea I was hoping for that answer myself… I don’t see it anywhere in the recipe, so I omitted the butter… seems to do fine without it. I think with the extra egg and sour cream, you shouldn’t need the butter. but I honestly don’t think it will hurt to have it..

    • Amanda says

      I made cupcakes with this recipe today. the 1st dozen came out great. 20 min on 300 and 20 min on 325. they were kind of bread textured… but the taste was good and they are fairly firm, so they can withstand the weight of thick buttercream nicely! the other batches did turn out a little more brown than I’d like. I decreased baking time with the last batch and they turned out better than the 2nd ones. overall good recipe!

  4. says

    I haven’t been having the best of luck baking cakes. I tried this recipe out and it tasted really good the second it came out of the oven. But after cooling, it really doesn’t have any taste to it. I used a marble cake mix, is this normal or do you know what I could have done wrong? Thanks.

  5. samantha says

    To make the white cake box into chocolate what would you suggest? I have about 5 or more white&yellow boxes, dont want to buy more just to make chocolate. Any help would be appreciated.

  6. sam says

    how can i turn white&yellow cake mix into chocolate? i have 5-7 boxes would hate for them to go to waste. any help is great.

    • Anne says

      Just off the top of my head, you might try substituting cocoa powder for all or part of the additional flour.

  7. Ron says

    I have a Betty Crocker Super Moist Red Velvet mix and a Duncan Hines Decadent Classic Carrot Cake Mix (with real carrots and Raisins).

    Do you think these would do well this way? Any different?

    I was even thinking of baking both and making a 4-Layer cake – alternating each layer. Any thoughts?

    Thanks

    • MidgetMomma says

      you can use this recipe for that as well, i think it sounds delicious to have those 2 alternating flavors :) I love carrot cake!

      • Ron says

        Thanks! I’ll let you know when I stop being so lazy – LOL.
        Do you have a good butter cream frosting for this combination?
        :-)

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