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How to Make Box Cake Mix Better [Video]

Watch how high-quality cinnamon, vanilla, butter, and a little apple juice turn a yellow box cake mix into a beautiful, tiered apple spice cake.

In this episode of “In the Kitchen With Pampered Chef,” Test Kitchen expert Stephanie Michel shares how she improves a boxed cake mix. From swapping ingredients and choosing high-quality ingredients to cake decorating techniques, Stephanie will help the most novice baker fake it until they make it!

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9 Responses to How to Make Box Cake Mix Better [Video]

  1. Lynda October 18, 2019 at 6:41 pm #

    Do you sell the little glass bowls for individual ingredients?

    • Lana Yates October 21, 2019 at 12:02 pm #

      Yes! 3 cup set of two, 2 cup set of two and 1 cup set of six. Each set comes with storage lids. They are freezer, microwave and oven safe.

      • Rosey Howard October 25, 2019 at 3:53 pm #

        Yes we do! #1751
        I believe these are what you’re asking for.

  2. Terri Lohmann October 21, 2019 at 4:09 pm #

    Is this recipe some where that it can be printed out?

  3. Geralyn October 23, 2019 at 2:29 pm #

    Can this recipe be printed, I can’t find it on the website?

  4. Kay Barnes October 25, 2019 at 10:14 am #

    Dye to being hearing impaired it is hard for me to listen to videos. I would love to make this cake. Why can’t you either have captioning or written instructions. I and many others would appreciate it.

    • Pampered Chef October 29, 2019 at 9:24 am #

      Hi Kay – We have closed captions set up on this video. Just click on the ‘cc’ in the lower righthand corner of the video and the captions will show up for you. (You might need to hover your mouse over the bottom portion of the video in order to have the option appear.) Hope this helps and you’re able to make the cake!

  5. Susan Trace November 3, 2019 at 3:49 pm #

    How much of the vanilla goes in the icing? I didn’t hear that an amount was mentioned

    • Brenda Boyd November 9, 2019 at 6:28 pm #

      How much vanilla

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