How to make your boxed mix cake taste homemade

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There’s really nothing wrong with using a boxed cake mix, but you can take your cakes up a notch with a few helpful tips from the experts.

Use soda

For a truly unique flavor that will have your family and friends guessing, combine dry cake mix with a 12-ounce can of soda, and follow the baking instructions.

That’s all there is to it. And the flavor possibilities are virtually endless. How about using spice cake mix with ginger beer or ginger ale for a gingery, spice delight?

Use hot water

Instead of adding cold water to your chocolate cake mix, use hot water. It turns out that this little trick encourages more chocolaty deliciousness out of the cocoa, giving even more flavor.

To add further chocolate heaven to a store-bought chocolate cake mix, add chocolate chips, chopped chocolate, and chocolate frosting.

Add coffee

For something really special next time you make a chocolate cake, add a few tablespoons of strong-brewed coffee instead of some of the liquid for more chocolate flavor.

If you do want a mocha flavor, add more coffee to substitute for your liquids. Add some coffee to the frosting for a double-mocha delight.