make boxes taste better

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    wahmed Active Member

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    Some boxed mixes are great, like betty crockers devils food cake mix. To make it taste better add melted butter instead of oil and milk/juice instead of water.
     
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    Trellum Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried the milk part yourself, wahmed? I haven't, but it sounds very good! Not very healthy, specially the butter bit, but it's not so bad if you only do it a couple times a year.
     
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    Yeah, I agree that if you add milk. I don't know about juice because it may change the way the cake tastes, but I'm sure milk will be fine! It will probably make the cake taste richer and fluffier :) I don't know if I would add too much butter though, because it won't be super healthy but it's worth a shot!
     
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    Thank you for the tips, I will try the butter and milk method next time I make a boxed cake, which will probably been soon as I have a couple in the pantry that I need to get used up.
     
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    Butter is much healthier than vegetable oils. You just don't want to eat way too much. I think it would taste amazing with butter, so rich and flavorful. Dairy fats have the best flavor really.
     
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    The milk makes the cake awesome and fluffy.

    Juice is excellent for fruit cakes. Milk for everything else
     
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    I use butter for cooking most things always, only use vegetable oils for frying :) I'll never in my life touch margarine, ever, no hydrogenated oils for me. I'd love to try this idea out next time I use a boxed mix. Do you think I should use the same amount of milk as I would of water? I'm not supposed to eat cake often, but once or twice a year won't kill me :p
     
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    I have not bought a box cake in weeks. I am getting to be such a veteran I am getting more from scratch baking:).When I see these substitutes and know I can use something other than oil, I want to play around with the recipe. I honestly don't like all the oil. Never liked it in my box days.
     
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    I agree with the above posters on the fact that butter is most certainly better than oil in almost every case. That I do to make boxed cake mixes is leave out a little of the milk, or liquid added and add another egg. It seems to make my brownies turn out rich and fluffy. :)
     
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