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.