Hello friends! This will be an ongoing post about my tips and tricks with Cake Mix and how to make easier “homemade” baked goods for your friends and family with the most versatile grocery store staple CAKE MIX! Remember the point of using a mix is to inspire creativity. It’s very difficult to mix cake mixes up! So let your creativity go wild! Get creative with toppings, mix-ins, and even frostings! The world is YOUR oyster.
Cake Mix Cake:
If you’re trying to make a simple cake using cake mix and want to make it eggless or even vegan (PS: make sure you are using a vegan cake mix without dairy if you are trying to go vegan- my go to are some duncan hines mixes but always double check!) just substitute each egg required with 1 tablespoon of yogurt (greek yogurt sans gelatin- for a vegetarian alternative AND a vegan yogurt- for a vegan alternative). My favorite vegetarian option is Stonyfield PLAIN yogurt and my favorite vegan option is Kite Hill PLAIN almond milk yogurt.
Cake Mix Cookie Cake:
When using a cake mix to make cookies I add 1/2 a cup melted butter and 2 tablespoons yogurt to the mix. My favorite vegan butter is Earth Balance or Miyokos and the yogurt I use is either Stonyfield or Kite Hill depending on whether I’m make it eggless or vegan. I then add in about 1-1.5 cups of mix-ins to the cookie cake. I then bake the cookie cake at 350 degrees fahrenheit for about 25 minutes or until golden brown.
——————-The picture above showcases the M&M cookie cake I made for Diwali. For that cookie cake I halved the cake mix cookie mixture and added 2/3 of a cup M&M’s to that half and baked it for about 20 minutes. I topped that one with leftover ganache from my Chocolate Ganache Cake recipe.
——————-For the other half of the mixture I added about 1/2 a cup of coconut and zested 1.5 limes about a tablespoon of lime zest for a lime coconut cookie cake and baked it for about 20 minutes. I topped it with about 1/4 cup of powder sugar!
Coming up—> Cake Mix Pancakes!