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Turning Baking Mixes into Something Special

FEATURED ITEM: Turning Baking Mixes into Something Special

This Easter, turn a basic mix from the baking aisle into your own signature creation. Just a few extra fun or unexpected ingredients can make the average bread, muffin or dessert into something special.

Try one of these ideas or get creative and come up with your own!

The Mix: Pillsbury Super Moist Cake Mix or Cherry Brook Kitchen Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix

What to do: Bake the cake in layers according to the package instructions. In between each layer of cake, spread Duncan Hines Ready to Serve Cream Cheese frosting and top with sliced strawberries. Decorate on top with whole berries and frosting for a beautiful Strawberries & Cream Shortcake.

 

The Mix: Betty Crocker Super Moist Chocolate Cake Mix or King Arthur Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix

What to do: Prepare the cake according to the package instructions. Add one teaspoon of peppermint extract to the batter. Top with candy cake or peppermint candy crumbles for a Mint Chocolate Cake.

 

The Mix: King Arthur Gluten Free Muffin Mix

What to do: Mix the batter according to the package instructions. Add pumpkin purée, a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice and chocolate chips to make a batch of Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins. Enjoy as part of Easter brunch.

 

The Mix: Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix or Krusteaz Gluten Free Honey Corn Bread Mix

What to do: Prepare the muffin mix according to the package instructions. Add fresh cooked corn off a cob or canned corn to the batter. Mix in some chopped jalapenos for Spicy Corn Muffins to serve with eggs for brunch.

 

The Mix: Betty Crocker Pizza Crust Mix or Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix

What to do: Prepare the dough as instructed on the package. Add a teaspoon of dried oregano to the batter. Melt butter with minced garlic or garlic powder to season. Form dough into knots and brush with melted garlic butter for Garlic Bread Knots. Serve with your Easter meal, no matter what time of day.