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The Cheater Cake

Updated: Jan 30

We have all walked passed a bake shop and wished we could make a decadent cake like the ones we see in the window. Well I am going to let you in on a little secret DUNCAN HINES. What? Yes!! That’s what I said. By adding a few extra ingredients you too can have a mouth- watering cake, which tastes like you made it from scratch. Baking has never been this easy or delicious. No one will ever know you cheated and used a boxed cake.

These little tricks definitely make a box cake taste like it came from a bakery. Most bakeries do not bake from scratch. They start with a box cake the same as you buy from the grocery store.

Here are some of my favourite tricks.

Most cake mixes add water. Try adding buttermilk instead (if trying this you will need a 1/4 cup more buttermilk than the directions call for.) This will make your cake immediately taste rich and creamy. Definitely a sign of homemade.

You can also try adding a box of instant pudding to match the cake mix flavour. It makes the cake taste moist as well as boosting the flavour.

Adding an extra egg to each cake mix and using milk instead of water, will make the cake taste more like homemade. After adding the extra ingredients follow the instructions on the box.

Now the real yumminess!!!!

Make two layers of cake, after they are baked, spread Raspberry Lavender Jam in between layers. Then sprinkle the top with icing sugar.


Only make this if you are prepared to bring dessert often!!!!!! Have a jelly good day! Niagara Farm Girl.


Join the Jelly Club

Launching a jelly club is the perfect way to receive jam or jelly each month. It makes the perfect gift for someone you love, even yourself.


Each month: I will select mouthwatering gourmet jams or jellies, one sweet and one savoury that are produced in small batches by Exotic Jelly. Each shipment includes two varieties (190ml jars) made with only the finest, all-natural ingredients, also two recipe cards on how to be creative with your preserves. Delivery is included for 24.99 a month.

I haven’t forgotten those of you that need sugar free THAT WILL BE COMING SOON!!!!

Exotic Jelly made in
Niagara on the Lake
Contact Karen


exoticjelly @ cogeco .ca


905 328-6976

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