The Voice loves to bake and that’s a good thing because I love cake! She says that once I arrive in the new space, she might not have time to make yummy cakes. I was a bit sad about this but I soon cheered up when she said she’d investigate the alternatives. Here’s what she thinks about a cake mix by someone called Betty…
What’s in the box?
- Nine cupcake cases
- Red Velvet Cake Mix
- Vanilla Icing Mix
- Chocolate sprinkles
Extras you will need:
- vegetable oil
The mix is easy to use and would be perfect for a rainy afternoon’s cooking with a child. They look pretty and taste good, although the sweet icing is overpowering. If you want to make quick easy cup cakes, this Betty Crocker mix ticks the boxes.
Got time to read a bit more? Read on for a full review.
The cakes look amazing. The cakes in the picture had icing made with margarine instead of butter and so the icing is a bit runnier. There are only nine in the box but actually this is just the right amount. The cakes should be eaten within a few days so nine, depending on how big your family is, means you can enjoy them without overindulging.
Ease of Use:
This is very easy to make with simple instructions. Minimum effort, maximum output.
You have every component you need in the packet apart from the fresh ingredients, which are not unusual and most would have in their store cupboard.
It would be very easy to make these with a young child as a fun thing to do on a rainy afternoon.
The cake itself is light and fluffy. The taste is perfect; a subtle chocolate flavour and not too sweet. The icing is the polar opposite. Very sweet and tastes synthetic. It would be difficult to have a less synthetic vanilla flavouring in a premixed product, so this is to be expected.
There are a few things to consider when using a cake mix. For example food intolerances may not be catered for. There are often whey and wheat products in these mixes. Betty Crocker’s is no different. There are also colourings and preservatives, which you would not have in your own homemade versions.
If you found this review useful, please let me know and I would love to hear your experiences of Betty Crocker cake mixes, so be sure to leave your comments below.