Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Baking with Betty Crocker

A note from Joelle... 

♫♪ 'The Tide Is High' - Atomic Kitten ♫♪

Because of intense uni work, we never really got an Easter break and won't actually get time off until before graduation (in JUNE!).
So, my flatmate, Claire and I decided to take a few hours out to relax and do a spot of home baking.
The lovely folks at Betty Crocker sent us a red velvet cake mix kit (both our favourite cake flavour!)
Betty Crocker Red Velvet Cake
Our Red Velvet masterpiece made from the Red Velvet cake mix kit.
It looks a bit more Valentines-y than Easter, to be honest!

A few months ago, I bought a (cheap and dodgy) red velvet cupcake mix and made the WORST cakes in the history of mankind. It was brown, weirdly bitter and the butter frosting I put on top had curdled...
So with this cake, I was keen to redeem myself!
I was happy that I only needed to add a few "wet" ingredients: 3 eggs, water and oil.
Note how there is no raising agent or butter - the Betty Crocker mix has everything in it already.
The red colour remained in tact and after the cake cooled right down, we sliced it, filled it with cream cheese.
Neither of us are huge fans of cream cheese all over the cake, so we opted to smother the top of the cake with melted white chocolate and sugar sprinkles instead.
The chocolate coating adds more flavour and a lovely crunch, so we were really happy with the finished cake!
Isn't it a beauty?

If baking from scratch isn't your thing, but you still want a slice (sorry, my puns are getting worse and worse) of the baking action, Betty Crocker kits are for you!


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