Easy Lockdown Baking with Betty Crocker Cake Mixes

We can’t all be Mary Berry when it comes to baking cakes! But with a little help from Betty Crocker cake mixes anyone can make delicious cakes and brownies without the hassle of tricky recipes and in super quick time.

Lockdown, once again, has meant the kids being home schooled and parents working from home. Even with the best intentions, patience and stress levels are tested. So, if it’s time you downed tools, shut the laptop and enjoyed some timeout, why not see who can be ‘star baker’ in your house with a cooking lesson from Betty Crocker.

We all know the TV show celebrity bakers, such as Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith and of course Mary Berry, but who exactly is Betty Crocker?

Who is Betty Crocker?

Betty Crocker is a name that American families have trusted for a century, but did you know the name Betty Crocker was originally created in 1921 after running a contest in an American newspaper. Yes, sadly Betty isn’t actually a real person, but the ‘branded Red Spoon’ logo, gives the Betty Seal of Approval.

Betty says, "The Red Spoon is my promise of great taste, quality, and convenience; This is a product you and your family will enjoy, I guarantee it."

How to bake cakes if you’re a non-baker!

If you can read and crack an egg, you can make a Betty Crocker cake. Simply follow the instructions on the box, add the eggs, oil and water to the powdered mix and then bake. This results in a moist and yummy cake that goes from bowl to oven in 2 minutes.

It really is home baking made easy and a fool proof way to make a delectable and tasty sponge cake every time. You might even impress the kids!

You can also buy Betty Crocker Frostings in a variety of flavours from lemon and vanilla to rich and creamy chocolate frosting. Before you know it, you’ll be baking cakes for birthdays, school bake sales, office parties and more (post-lockdown)!

What’s your favourite cake flavour/variety?

Who doesn’t love a Chocolate Fudge cake? But what’s your favourite cake variety? How about a smooth Red Velvet cake or a classic sponge cake. You can even mix it up with some Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie Mix, a guaranteed winner every time.

There are many different Better Crocker cake mix flavours to choose from, and no need to find special ingredients, they are all there in the box; just add eggs, oil and water!

How to make a boxed cake mix better?

Are you ready to move to the next level of baking cakes? If you’re ready to progress and need more of challenge, why not have a go at creating your own culinary masterpiece.

You can ‘hack’ Betty Crocker cake mixes by adding a few extra/different ingredients for an extra decadent cake. Still following the instructions on the back of the box, but…

  • Add an additional egg.
  • Replace the water with milk, same amount.
  • Replace the oil with melted butter but double the amount.
  • Cook with the same directions that are printed on the box.

This all adds even more flavour and if you want to go a step further add two tablespoons of mayonnaise. No, we haven’t eaten too much chocolate, mayonnaise is just eggs and oil – two things already in your cake! Give it go and see the difference.

Remember you don’t have to make a traditional sandwich cake, there’s also some great recipes online for other things to bake with Betty Crocker cake mixes from cupcakes to traybakes and some snazzy cake decorating ideas too.

AND the best bit, after all your hard work (well 2 minutes of mixing or should we say ‘baking’), you and kids can enjoy a scrumptious super moist cake. What are you waiting for, check out the full range of Betty Crocker cake mixes here at candymail.co.uk!

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