How To Make A Box Mix Taste Like A Bakery Cake

How To Make A Box Mix Taste Like A Bakery Cake

 

How To Make A Box Mix Taste Like A Bakery Cake

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As a baker I have tried many of cake recipes to make a box cake taste like a bakery and this is my favorite. It is very easy to make and it results in a very moist cake. One thing a lot bakeries don’t tell you is they use a cake mix. It is a great way to control their product to make sure each cake will be the same. Most of them have there own way of changing up the mix and this way is my favorite. This can be make with any flavor cake mix so you can make a chocolate cake or lemon cake with the same recipe. You can also switch out the vanilla extract to match the cake flavor you chose. This makes the amount of batter as if you used 1 1/2 boxed mixes. Thankfully it is easy to make a box cake taste like a bakery cake and only a few additional steps are needed.

 

Ingredients for Making a Box cake mix taste like a 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

 

Directions for for Making a Box cake mix taste like a bakery cake

  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 1/2 of the dry ingredients into the mixing 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 2/3 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.

 

Directions for for Making a Box cake mix taste like a bakery cake with Pictures:

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and grease your pans

Whisk together the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl

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In mixer bowl place the wet ingredients

 

Add about 1/2 of the dry ingredients into the bowl and mix together with your kitchenaid mixer 

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Then add the rest of the dry ingredients and blend

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Mix for 2 minutes on medium speed

 

Pour the batter half way up prepared pans or 2/3 of the cupcake pan

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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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After cooling, the top might be a bit sticky.

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Comments

  1. Debbie Bishop says:

    The ingredients say 1 cup granulated and 1 cup sugar. Is it 2 cups of sugar or just one?

  2. Does this addition to the mix make enough for a 9×13 cake and a pan of cupcakes?

  3. 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 !!!

  4. 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.

  5. Looks delicious! A fun activity to do with the kids.

  6. Who knew? Thanks for sharing!

  7. Can you tell me what size mix these add in amounts are for? Thanks!!

  8. 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.

  9. Hun PLEASE can you make these printable

  10. is there no oil or butter in this recipe?

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