10 tricks to make your box pie taste better

10 trucos para hacer que tu pastel de caja sepa mejor

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Adding a little coffee to the chocolate bread mix will amplify the cocoa flavor.

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Enhance the boxed cake mix with just a few simple tricks. A matter of adding one of the ingredients that we suggest in the list. It will be a homemade cake with an incredible flavor, quick and easy to make.

Hot water

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It is time to awaken the taste of cocoa. If your cake is chocolate add the amount of water that the recipe requires but use hot water (not boiling). Food Network’s Sunny Anderson notes that hot water allows the cocoa in the mix to develop its flavor. Just like when you add hot water to your coffee.

Extra yolks

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Add the amount of eggs required in the recipe plus two extra egg yolks. The additional yolks add the density and moisture you find in a bakery cake.

You can add only the egg whites to make it fluffy and whiter, although avoiding the yolks avoids the fat that gives your cake moisture. You’ll need to compensate with two extra tablespoons of butter.

Add coffee

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As we mentioned in 7 ways to take advantage of the coffee you have in the morning, coffee will add depth and complexity to sweet and savory dishes, without necessarily having a taste of coffee. You can use it to marinate, add to sauces, stews and of course to your breads, especially if they are chocolate.

Adding a little coffee to your chocolate desserts will amplify the cocoa flavor.

Vanilla

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Intensify the flavor of your vanilla bread. Add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the mix and you will notice how it improves its flavor.

Banana

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If you want to vary a bit from a traditional cake and opt for a light one, substitute one egg for 1/2 mashed banana instead of one egg and 3/4 cup of Greek yogurt for each cup of oil indicated on the box.

Greek yogurt

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Elevate the flavor of a box bread to a delicious homemade cake. Jill Nystul, assures in One Good Thing that lemon yogurt is a great addition to lemon, butter, yellow, spice and white cake mixes.

Use 6 oz. Of lemon yogurt, 2 tablespoons of oil, and 2/3 cup of water or buttermilk, then add the amount of eggs required in the box.

You can vary the flavor of the yogurt according to the flavor of the bread.

Milk

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Water can also be replaced by milk. Use whole coconut milk to replace the liquids in the chocolate and vanilla cake mixes.

Citrus

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For a fresh-tasting cake, add citrus, replace some of the water with juice, and add a lot of zest. Try orange, lemon, or lime.

Soda

10 tricks to make your box pie taste better

Photo: Breakingpic / PexelsA lemon cake can go perfectly if you use lemon-lime soda instead of water and add lemon zest.

If your cake is chocolate, add root beer to intensify its flavor

Ice cream

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Remember that we told you that you could make vanilla ice cream bread with only two ingredients. Well, use 2 cups of the flavor of your choice with the box bread mix and voila, easier, impossible!

You should use a traditional ice cream, not low in fat or sugar, it is just because of its dairy, eggs and sugar content that works.

Stuffed

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To give the extra, don’t forget to add a filling to your cake. The easy way to add is: pour half of the cake batter into a pan, cover with the filling mixture, add the rest of the cake mix and bake. Then your bread topping will finish completing your big cake.

Lastly, always remember to sift the cake mix into a sieve or strainer.

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