10 Ingredient Swaps That Will Make Any Boxed Cake Mix Taste So Much Better

Use Milk Instead of Water: Replace the water called for in the instructions with an equal amount of milk for a richer flavor.

Add an Extra Egg: Adding an extra egg to the mix can make the cake more moist and tender.

Use Melted Butter Instead of Oil: Replace the vegetable oil in the recipe with an equal amount of melted butter for a richer taste.

Add Vanilla Extract: Adding a teaspoon or two of vanilla extract can enhance the flavor of the cake.

Use Buttermilk Instead of Water: Replace the water called for in the recipe with an equal amount of buttermilk for a tangier flavor and moist texture.

Add Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt: Adding a few tablespoons of sour cream or Greek yogurt can make the cake more moist and tender.

Mix in Pudding Mix: Adding a small box of instant pudding mix (any flavor that complements the cake flavor) can enhance the texture and flavor of the cake.

Add Citrus Zest: Adding the zest of a lemon, orange, or lime can add a fresh, citrusy flavor to the cake.

Use Strong Coffee Instead of Water: Replace the water called for in the recipe with an equal amount of strong brewed coffee for a richer, more complex flavor.

Add Chocolate Chips or Chopped Nuts: Folding in a half cup or so of chocolate chips or chopped nuts can add texture and flavor to the cake.

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