Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Duncan Hines Perfect Size Cake Mix
I rate this product a 10+
When I first spotted this cake mix on the shelf I liked the idea of a smaller cake mix that would feed 2-4 people. When I read that it comes with its own throwaway pan that made it even better. Then I saw it also included the icing making it the full deal... but... normally when you see icing included you can bet there isn't enough so I felt sure you would be no where near enough to ice the cake.
Even though I was a little skeptical I went ahead and bought the Red Velvet Dream mix and yes I bought an extra container of Cream Cheese Frosting to fill in for the lack of what the box included. I took my mix home and found it really very simple to make. The cake required 1 egg, 1/4 cup of water and 2 Tablespoons of butter. The pan that came with it is 6" and looked like it would make the perfect size cake for my family of 2. The icing I noticed was dry and it required 1 teaspoon of water and 4 Tablespoons of soft butter. That too was simple enough to make.
So, how did my 'little' cake come out? I have to say great! I couldn't believe how much icing the package made - no I didn't have to use ANY of the extra that I bought. The size came out to be about 6" across but it was as thick and maybe even a little thicker than what a 2 layer mix makes so it wasn't a thin layer. As for taste - I'm not a chocolate lover but I have many friends who are and the 2 that were lucky enough to have a slice of my new 'little' cake wanted more. They both agreed that it was moist and it is a mix that they will both be buying to make for themselves.
Now that I know how good this 'little' cake mix really is I plan on trying at least 2 of the other flavors - Lemon Bliss and Strawberries and Cream. The both have to be delicious.