confession: i never make cakes from scratch.
is that bad? i mean i'm a food blogger, i kind of feel like i'm cheating.
meh, oh well, just because i opt to let duncan or betty do all the work doesn't mean i don't try and elevate the beloved box cake mix by adding a few extra ingredients. i guess that makes it half homemade, right?
Liam is turning 9 tomorrow (how, i'm still not entirely sure??)
i asked him what kind of cake he wanted me to make him, of course he said with enthusiasm "chocolate!" i'm not sure why i ask anymore, i think it's because secretly i'm hoping one year he'll say confetti or lemon (that's the hopeful me and my wishful thinking)
so if chocolate is what he wants at least i can make a frosting we can both agree on salted caramel buttercream. stay tuned for that one...
- whole milk. swap out the water and add full fat milk.
- add an extra egg.
- melted butter in place of oil
- add 1 TBSP sour cream
there you have it, simple swaps that will certainly elevate your birthday cake eating experience.