Cake mix is a quick and easy way to whip up a dessert, but sometimes it just doesn’t beat homemade! Luckily, TikTokers have come up with a ton of ways to elevate boxed cake mixes and incorporate them into impressive cake and pastry recipes. Whether you’re craving a delicious cake in a rush or want to impress your guests with a homemade cake, head over to TikTok for creative cake mix upgrades. Here are five TikTok hacks to upgrade a boxed cake mix.
1. Pineapple upside-down cake
Your guests won’t believe that this beautiful pineapple upside-down cake was made using boxed cake mix! Start by making a syrup by melting butter and brown sugar. Pour the syrup onto the bottom of a baking dish. Then place pineapple slices and maraschino cherries on top. Next, in a bowl, combine the cake mix with pineapple juice, butter, eggs and crushed pineapple. Pour the batter on top of the pineapple slices, and bake until a toothpick comes out clean. Then turn the cake over on a platter. Let it cool and enjoy!
2. Keto-friendly pumpkin cake
This keto-friendly pumpkin cake is so flavorful! To make it, combine keto vanilla cake mix, pumpkin purée, eggs and water. Then mix in plenty of cinnamon and allspice. Pour the batter into a cake pan and bake. Meanwhile, make your frosting by mixing cream cheese and low-carb white chocolate hazelnut spread. Then, in a pan, toast a handful of pecans in butter. When the cake is done, top it with the cream cheese spread and pecans, and dig in!
3. Red velvet cake
This red velvet cake is truly decadent and shockingly easy to make. Start by mixing white boxed cake mix, cocoa powder, sugar and flour. Then mix in milk, eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, sour cream and red food coloring. Once the ingredients are combined, pour them into a cake pan, bake and enjoy!
4. Lemon blueberry bundt cake
This lemon blueberry bundt cake makes a great dessert or breakfast pastry. To make it, mix lemon cake mix, milk, eggs, butter and sour cream in a bowl. Then fold in frozen blueberries, pour into a bundt pan and bake! Serve as-is, or top with store-bought icing and homemade blueberry jam.
5. Strawberry shortcake brownies
Did you know you can use cake mix to make delicious brownies? To make these strawberry shortcake brownies, mix strawberry cake mix, eggs and butter. Add to a baking pan and bake. Meanwhile, mix crushed shortbread cookies and freeze-dried strawberries together. Then make a frosting by mixing cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and heavy cream. Once the brownies are done, add frosting and top with the strawberry crumbles.
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