How do you make a box cake taste like a bakery cake?

Even better, most are super easy, with items you probably already have in your kitchen.
  1. Add an extra egg. Adding an extra egg to a boxed cake recipe is a longtime trick to amp up the moisture and density.
  2. Swap milk for water.
  3. Or try coffee … or ginger ale!
  4. Add mayonnaise.
  5. Add a box of instant pudding.

How do you stiffen a box cake mix?

Use butter instead of oil

Most boxed cake mixes call for a neutral oil, such as canola or vegetable. Next time, try using melted butter in place of the oil in a 1-to-1 substitution. Not only will your cake get a buttery flavor boost, but it will also have a firmer, denser texture.

Can I put chocolate in my cake mix?

Yes you can use a white cake mix and make a chocolate cake. Add 1/4 cup of cocoa to the cake mix and add all other ingredients as directed. I have attached another way of getting a chocolate cake using baking chocolate.

Can you turn yellow cake mix into chocolate?

To begin this recipe, add 1 box of Duncan Hines classic yellow cake mix to a large mixing bowl. Next, add 1 small box of Jello Instant Chocolate pudding mix (3.9 oz size) to the bowl. Add 6 level tablespoons of Hershey’s natural unsweetened cocoa powder. This step is very important.

How do you keep chocolate from melting in a cake?

Simply tossing chocolate chips in a little flour or a bit of cake mix will help suspend them in your batter, Suz. The flour trick works to help keep other garnishes from sinking too. Try it with nuts, dried fruits, and fresh berries before folding them into your cake, cupcake, or muffin batter.

How do you stop raisins sinking in cakes?

You can reduce the liklihood of dried fruits such as cranberries or raisins sinking by lightly dusting them in flour before adding them to your cake mixture. Simply toss the fruit in a small bowl with a small scoop of flour and add the lightly covered fruit to your cake mix and follow the rest of the recipe as normal.

Why did the chocolate chips sink?

Chocolate chips sink when they are too heavy to stay suspended in the batter. The consistency of a batter is most often just part of the characteristics of the recipe you’re making, and there’s no way around that. A thin batter just won’t hold up chocolate chips.

Can you put a sunken cake back in the oven?

Sunken Cake Fix #2: Pop The Layers Back in the Oven

If you notice that the center of your cake sinks right after you take it out of the oven, you can pop it back into the oven for a couple minutes. This won’t actually fix the sunken center, but it will help the undercooked center bake through.