Betty Crocker Super Moist French Vanilla Cake Mix, Excellent but beware the sweetness: needs a bit of tweaking.

Betty Crocker Super Moist French Vanilla Cake Mix, Excellent but beware the sweetness: needs a bit of tweaking.

Very good, shame that is so pricey. It’s a shame that is too pricey 🙁 if not i would buy this cake mix every week. I’m pleased with the results but it could be better if it was not that expensive. Overall i would recommend it.

Excellent but beware the sweetness: needs a bit of tweaking. . Useful and dead easy to make (just whip the content of the packet at high speed for 2mn with 3 eggs, 1 cup water and 2/3 cups oils – the recipe says 1/2 cup but i find the results are better with a bit more oil. I also add a pinch of salt). The resulting sponge is moist and billowy light, in a way which i have never been able to replicate by mixing my home recipe (and i’ve been a keen cook and baker for over 20 years). Like all betty crocker ready made mixes the mix is awfully sweet. It really needs something to cut the sweetness. So here are (in my experience) three good options:a) after you’ve poured the batter in a 22cm tin, add pear or apple halves (you garnish the whole surface), then sprinkle with flaked almonds and bake for about 40-45mn at 150°c in a fan oven. The fruit will sink, the cake will rise high. You want to stop the baking before the middle is totally baked. This way when you slice it (after having cooled it) you get a custardy mix in the centre which is delectable. I also use the mix to make muffins and add fresh blueberries or grated apple (about 3-4 for the packet). B) add coffee granules or unsweetened cocoa to the mix and make a coffee or chocolate cake (with streusel for the first, icing/filling for the second). C) use a fairly bitter chocolate filling.

Its okay, stays moist but not easy to get all lumps out, smells gorgeous and tastes gorgeous when you get it right.

Excellent but beware the sweetness: needs a bit of tweaking. . Useful and dead easy to make (just whip the content of the packet at high speed for 2mn with 3 eggs, 1 cup water and 2/3 cups oils – the recipe says 1/2 cup but i find the results are better with a bit more oil. I also add a pinch of salt). The resulting sponge is moist and billowy light, in a way which i have never been able to replicate by mixing my home recipe (and i’ve been a keen cook and baker for over 20 years). Like all betty crocker ready made mixes the mix is awfully sweet. It really needs something to cut the sweetness. So here are (in my experience) three good options:a) after you’ve poured the batter in a 22cm tin, add pear or apple halves (you garnish the whole surface), then sprinkle with flaked almonds and bake for about 40-45mn at 150°c in a fan oven. The fruit will sink, the cake will rise high. You want to stop the baking before the middle is totally baked. This way when you slice it (after having cooled it) you get a custardy mix in the centre which is delectable. I also use the mix to make muffins and add fresh blueberries or grated apple (about 3-4 for the packet). B) add coffee granules or unsweetened cocoa to the mix and make a coffee or chocolate cake (with streusel for the first, icing/filling for the second). C) use a fairly bitter chocolate filling.

A favorite of our children. . Great mix and quick to make up.

Betty Crocker Super Moist French Vanilla Cake Mix (3 packs : I’ve made a birthday cake with this mix and everyone said it was the best cake they ever ate.

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