Since the dawn of boxed cake mixes, we have all enjoyed that almost fool proof way of whipping up a cake in the fraction of the time it took our grandmothers. Thanks to this invention, making a Funfetti cake is not a difficult process at all.
By applying the right ingredients, you can improve the way a Funfetti cake turns out. Seriously, a few changes makes box cake mix taste homemade!
Instead of a cake that is dry and crumbly, when it comes out of the oven it will be the most delightful cake ever.
In most cases, making simple substitutions or adding an additional element is all you need to do create the magic so you have a marvelous moist and fluffy Funfetti cake.
You should know that when you don’t follow the basic steps you might produce a Funfetti that is not so delightful in taste.
How to Make Funfetti Cake Mix Taste Better:
Are you using a boxed mix? You can pretty much ignore the back of what the box instructions tell you.
Always add one more egg than it calls for.
Replace the oil! Instead, use melted butter and double the amount that is asked for.
Now the water: subtract 2 ounces for that extra egg and the amount of that extra butter. (Example: it called for 1/2 cup of vegetable oil and 1 cup of water with 3 eggs. Use 1 cup of melted butter, ¼ cup of water and 4 eggs)
Bake LONGER but at a lower temperature. If the box says 25-30 minutes at 350, do 45 minutes at 300. This slowing down of the cooking makes moist cakes.
Do you like to bake cakes from scratch? If so, ditch the box and make the below, super moist recipe!
Whether you are dressing up a boxed cake mix or baking from scratch like our grandmothers did, you now know how to make a Funfetti cake mix better.
Your end result should be as expected; an improved Funfetti cake!
You can also use the pre-measured boxed cake mix in other ways!
What other desserts can you use cake mix for?
Cake mix is a versatile ingredient that can be used to make a variety of confections besides the classic cake.
For example, cookies made with cake mix are moist and chewy and often just require a few additional ingredients to create scrumptious recipes.
Glazed cake donuts have become popular as they offer an easy alternative to traditional fried doughnuts.
Cake mix can also be utilized to create delightful candies such as crisp rice treats and even chocolate truffles.
With its ability to provide structure and flavor, a cake mix is an ideal ingredient for making a multitude of delectable desserts.
What are some of the most popular cake mix flavors?
Cake mixes are a ubiquitous staple of the modern baking experience, with the wide variety of flavors on offer allowing even novice bakers to create delicious cakes.
Popular cake mix flavors tend to be those that are indulgent in nature, such as chocolate, red velvet, and marble, which provide an array of possibilities when pairing complementary frostings and toppings.
Vanilla is also a popular choice as it can be mixed and matched with other flavors – from fruits to syrups – to create a singularly unique cake. Some specialty brands offer more adventurous flavor options such as lemon poppyseed or matcha for those looking for something different.
Whatever flavor is chosen, cake mixes make Home Sweet Home just that little bit sweeter.
Are cake mix desserts typically soft in texture?
Cake mix desserts often have a soft, light texture that is achieved because of the specific instructions and measurements on the mix box.
This texture can be attributed to the ratio of wet to dry ingredients that are used when recommended by the label. More wet ingredients will produce a cake with a more spongy, moist texture whereas more dry ingredients will result in a lighter, fluffier cake.
Additionally, a number of chemical reactions occur within the mix as it cooks that enhance this soft texture. It is important to note that while cake mix desserts are usually soft, they can harden over time if not stored properly, making it essential for consumers to take care of their treats after baking.
How do you store desserts made with cake mix?
When making a dessert with cake mix, it is important to ensure that it’s stored and handled in a way that prevents food-borne illnesses and also preserves the freshness of the dessert.
The best method is to store cakes made with cake mix in airtight containers or wraps, placed inside the refrigerator.
Doing this helps prevent mold from forming due to damp conditions and will maintain the intended texture and moistness of the cake.
If the dessert needs to be kept outside of the refrigerator for a prolonged period of time, use aluminum foil or another form of wrapping around the entire cake in order to keep out moisture, increase shelf-life, and reduce spoilage.
Funfetti Cake Recipe
If you prefer to avoid the box, you can make your very own Funfetti cake using this recipe.
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- ½ half teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
- 1 ½ cups of sugar
- 1 cup of milk at room temperature
- 3 large eggs at room temperature
- ½ vanilla extract
- 2 ½ teaspoons of rainbow sprinkles
Preheat your oven. Grease in your baking pan. In a big bowl, combine your baking powder together with your flour. Then add your salt.
In larger bowl, cream together butter and sugar until it becomes fluffy. You can now add your flour mix.
In a smaller bowl, stir the milk, eggs and vanilla extract together. Then add these wet ingredients to the butter/flour mixture. Beat on low speed until they are all well incoprporated.
Here comes the Funfetti part: fold the rainbow sprinkles using a spatula and then pour the batter inside the prepared pan. Just add a few sprinkles at the top of the cake. And bake for about 45 minutes, until the toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
You should then allow your already baked cake to cool down before removing it from your pan.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 439Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 521mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 1gSugar: 38gProtein: 8g
Thursday 16th of June 2022
What temp are you baking this homemade recipe at?
Tuesday 24th of December 2019
I make alot of special occasion cakes for other people. For any store bought cake mix I have often used the butter in place of oil and extra eggs. I also use milk instead of water. Seems to help the cake stay moister.
Tuesday 8th of January 2019
This looks like a lot of fun with the funfetti cake! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Miz Helen