This year my husband requested a lemon cake and my older boys very strongly suggested chocolate cupcakes for my three year old! Now, I love to bake but you know what I never do? I never make cakes from scratch! Occasionally I get a wild hair and make my icing from scratch but honestly over the years I have perfected how to make box cake mix and premade icing taste soooooo good that I don’t see the point in doing it from scratch.
Now-I need you to promise that when you try this you’re going to come back and let me know what you think okay? Alright, here we go:
How to Hack Cake Mix
In addition to the ingredients on the back of the cake mix box add an additional 1/3 cup of oil, 1 extra large or extra large egg, and 1 3.4 oz box of instant pudding mix in the same or similar flavor (vanilla for vanilla or yellow cake, lemon for lemon cake, chocolate for chocolate cake, etc)
I promise this will be so dense and moist you won’t be able to stand it!!
How to Hack Store Bought Icing
I have two different things I add to store bought icing to make it taste amazing-either an 8oz package of cream cheese or an 8 oz container of whipped cream. With both I mix them thoroughly in my stand mixer until totally blended and whipped up light and fluffy. I usually prefer the cream cheese, especially with lighter frostings but the cool whip is great too and lighter on the calories!
Do you have any hacks for store bought cake mix or premade icing? I’d love to hear your methods in the comments and PLEASE let me know how you like my versions if you try them!
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