homeheaven cake mix challenge
8 Aug 2014 4:06 PM
Posted by Annie Stevens
We put supermarket cake mixes to the test.
There are some things in life that just make everything a bit easier, like cars that have those fancy parking camera things and dry shampoo. And in the kitchen, a good shortcut is always something welcome. When it comes to a decent vanilla cake, homemade will always trump a packet mix. But that’s not to say a supermarket packet mix isn’t a blessing for occasions such as the time your child tells you that he needs 798 cupcakes for the bake sale. Tomorrow. Or when a friend says she’s popping around. Or, gosh darn it, when you just feel like a slice of cake with your afternoon cup of tea.
So when Margaret759 created a forum topic asking which cake mix was the best, we felt it was our duty to help her find out...
When thinking about the cake mix challenge the homeheaven team considered important factors such as taste, texture and of course, icing.
To find out the best cake mix we assembled a crack team of cake loving hh team members. We tested three mixes: Green’s Moist Vanilla Cake (the one with blueberries), Homebrand Vanilla Cake Mix (the one with bananas) and Betty Crocker Super Moist Golden Vanilla cake (the one with strawberries).
First up we got the team to examine the cakes.
They then forked up each cake with careful consideration of how it felt, looked and tasted.
The competition was tight between the Green’s and Betty Crocker, however the prize eventually went to Betty Crocker, with panel members remarking that it really was super moist. Special mention goes to the Green’s cake for its' icing which one panellist said tasted properly buttery.
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