Having more fun with boxed cake mix
Boxed cake mix makes me feel like a slacker. But making cakes from scratch can be time-consuming. Enter the Cake Mix Doctor!
I got Anne Byrn’s book, The Cake Mix Doctor, as a gift. I was skeptical at first. But I’ve seen the light over the years. Her use of extra ingredients to make cake mixes more fun and tasty is really quite life-saving at times. She usually adds milk or uses butter instead of oil or adds in some special ingredient to spice a cake mix up.
This time I tried the Sweet Potato Cake with Coconut Pecan Cream Cheese Frosting. Whoa baby, was it good! It takes a regular old spice cake mix and adds in canned sweet potatoes (with a few other add-ins). It ends up being a very moist spice cake, with a little extra taste. The icing is divine too. (I changed that up a little by sprinkling the coconut on top and placing walnuts on the top with it, and not mixing it in. I decided on walnuts over pecans because they were cheaper this week.) Overall, the cake was a success with the family. Here’s the pictures: