Yesterday, I talked about my love of soup and/or cake when I’m feeling less than wonderful, I was not kidding. I made cupcakes for desert Monday night.
Hee Hee. *twitch* *twitch* pardon the sugar high! *twitch* *twitch*
Sugar high after a warm, hug in a cup.
if having soup and cupcakes is wrong, I don’t want to be right….
I’ve got a confession of sorts to make, I’m sure I’ve said this before, I do NOT make everything from scratch. I use some boxed goods. I “doll up” canned goods. I am a mostly-homemade cook. A semi-homemade cook. I cheat though.
Yep. I’m a homemade cheater.
Sometimes I use boxed cake mix.
Many times I make cake from scratch, like pound cake. Other times, I find cake mix on redonkulous sale prices, prices so low that between the sale prices and coupons the cake mix is almost free. When cake mix is almost free…I buy it.
So, when I make cakes from boxed mixes I “doll up” the mixes. I add a secret ingredient.
How do I “doll up” cake mix?
Sugar free Instant pudding mix. Hush. It works, trust me.
It makes the cake moist and more flavorful.
I would never win CupCake Wars with my “dolled up” cake mix, but my family and friends enjoy my cakes and cupcakes. Let’s just say cake and cupcakes never go bad in my house.
Plus, I’m not the sort to go on CupCake Wars anyway. I could not deal with the stress.
To make “Dolled up” cake or cupcakes
Choose your brand: pick a boxed cake mix… you choose the one you like…it’s your cake.
Add: 1 small box of sugar-free pudding mix to the dry ingredients, then follow all the cake making directions on the box.
It will be a moister cake and I bet you will enjoy it. It will taste less “from a box” made and more homemade. People will want your recipe and will think you’re brilliant.
I’m not the only one using pudding mix as a secret ingredient. My bloggy friend at Life Without Pink posted her husband’s chocolate chip cookie recipe with the same secret ingredient.
Do you have any secret ingredient recipes?
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