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The VERY simple tweaks that will make your pre-mix dessert taste like one from a bakery 

Have you been baking packet mix cakes wrong your whole life? Mum reveals the VERY simple tweaks that will make your pre-mixed dessert taste like one from a bakery

  • The Pantry Mama Facebook page has shared how to transform packet cake mix 
  • By using the simple tricks, the cake may taste as if it were made at a bakery
  • The tips include using extra eggs, replacing oil for butter and water for milk 
  • Other social media users also suggested using fruit juices with vanilla essence 

A savvy Australian mum has wowed the internet after sharing a list of simple tweaks that transform a packet mix cake and make it taste just like one purchased from a bakery.  

The mother, who runs the Facebook page The Pantry Mama, posted the graphic online to assist home bakers, and advised using extra eggs, replacing oil with melted butter and using milk instead of water.

‘Got a packet cake mix in the pantry? Try these tips,’ she captioned her post. 

A savvy Australian mum has wowed the internet after sharing a list of simple tweaks that transform a packet mix cake and make it taste just like one purchased from a bakery 

The mother, who runs the Facebook page The Pantry Mama , posted the graphic online to assist home bakers, and advised using extra eggs, replacing oil with melted butter and using milk instead of water

The mother, who runs the Facebook page The Pantry Mama , posted the graphic online to assist home bakers, and advised using extra eggs, replacing oil with melted butter and using milk instead of water 

The first tip of using two extra eggs will help create structure and stability within the batter and add moisture to cakes.  

The second tip of replacing oil with melted butter and doubling the amount would work well for a range of desserts, including cakes, pastries and cookies, to add extra flavour. 

According to the experts at Australian consumer company CHOICE, butter is essentially a ‘type of cream’ and can have varying tastes depending on how much salt it used.

How to make a packet cake taste like it came from a bakery

Use two extra eggs when baking 

Replace oil with melted butter and double the amount 

Replace water with an equal amount of milk 

Mix and bake according to the package directions 

Source: The Pantry Mama

The experts recommended using Lurpak Slightly Salted Butter or Western Star Original Salted Butter as both taste the best compared to other brands in Australia.

Another person on Facebook also recommended adding in a few drops of vanilla essence. 

The mum also recommended replacing water with an equal amount of milk for extra creaminess. 

The second tip of replacing oil with melted butter and doubling the amount would work well for a range of desserts, including cakes, pastries and cookies, to add extra flavour (stock image)

The second tip of replacing oil with melted butter and doubling the amount would work well for a range of desserts, including cakes, pastries and cookies, to add extra flavour (stock image)

The mum also recommended replacing water with an equal amount of milk for extra creaminess (stock image)

The mum also recommended replacing water with an equal amount of milk for extra creaminess (stock image)

‘Flavoured milks work great in these too and some juices,’ another person said online, but the suggestion of using juice seemed odd to some. 

‘Vanilla cake mix with orange juice and a little zest. Orange cake that tastes so good!’ another agreed. 

A third added: ‘I made it with Dare white choc mocha milk the other day. Beautiful.’  

The final tip of following the recipe method directly is an essential tactic when baking, as over baking may result in a dense cake or a dry texture.

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