I absolutely LOVE cake mix recipes for they can quickly and easily be used to create desserts which taste as if they were made from scratch. With all of the daily hustle and bustle, baking from scratch is a luxury I rarely have time for.
That's why I'm glad that there are some fabulous cookbooks available which use cake mix recipes instead. If you haven't tried this type of baking yet, I highly recommend it and your taste buds won't be able to tell the difference. All you need to add is flavorful ingredients, such as eggs, sour cream, butter, chocolate or fruit, for the distinctive "homemade" taste no bakery cake can match.
A Tempting Selection of 300 Cake Mix Recipes
The Complete Cake Mix Magic Cookbook from Jill Snider has a tantalizing selection of cake mix recipes that will carry you through every occasion, and you'll discover how to easily transform a basic cake mix into a great cake or mouthwatering dessert. These recipes provide results that really do taste homemade, in less than half the time it would take to bake from scratch.
With more than 300 delectable recipes, you'll choose from chapters such as Single-Layer Cakes, Multi-Layer Cakes, Tube and Bundt Cakes, Angel Food Cakes, Cheesecakes, Coffee Cakes, Loaves and Muffins, Cookies, Bars and Squares, and Special-Occasion Desserts.
Tips for perfect cake baking every time and a wealth of baking knowledge, including practical equipment information, make this collection perfect for beginner bakers and a great refresher for experienced bakers. Simple recipes, basic ingredients and no experience required - you'll find all the elements necessary for outstanding results.
Here's a great holiday cake mix recipe to try from the Duncan Hines Complete Cake Mix Magic Cookbook:
Chocolate Candy Cane Cake
This holiday cake is simple to make but very festive.
Servings: 12 to 16
- (1) package devil's food cake mix
- (3) eggs
- 1 1/3 cups milk
- (1) cup mayonnaise
- (1) tsp peppermint extract
- (1) container ready-to-serve buttercream frosting
- 1/4 cup crushed candy canes
- Whole small candy canes for decoration
- 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
- 2. In a large mixer bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, milk, mayonnaise and peppermint extract. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Spread batter evenly in greased 9" x 13" cake pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
- 3. Stir crushed candy canes into frosting. Spread frosting over top of cake. Decorate with whole candy canes.
Variation: Replace candy canes with hard mint candies to enjoy this cake year-round.
Tip: Crush leftover candy canes and stir into vanilla ice cream.
Disclosure: I received the Duncan Hines Complete Cake Mix Magic Cookbook from Robert Rose in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
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