The recipes in this booklet all use a mix and are different ways to use mixes to produce great cakes without much time and effort. Well, I guess the effort might not be correct for all the recipes, but still much easier than from scratch.
I like the flavor and texture of cake mixes and have used them since I was in high school when they first came on the market. I must admit I didn’t make cakes a lot before that.
This is one of the few mixes I use on a regular basis and find them economical to use and quite often on sale. Even with the cost of groceries going through the roof, they are still a good buy. I find that with a basic mix, I can focus on doing something different and suitable to the occasion
Now, frosting mixes are a different story and I don’t use them and where they are called for in here I will make the frosting by hand. I will give the directions both ways. Many people use frosting mixes and so would like the directions for something different to do with them.
Sue says: I'm not a cake baker or a mix user as a rule, but Myrna talked me into baking at least 2 recipes from this book; and we did enjoy them. We think you'll enjoy this book too.
Lemon Ginger Bundt Cake
Chocolate Cupcakes with Penuche Filling
Lemon Pound Cake
Chai Latte Cupcakes
Praline Mini Bundt Cakes