February 10, 2015

Betty Crocker Creations

By In Recipes, Reviews
As aromas go nothing beats the smell of baking. Whether its the yeastiness of bread or a full on cake Sunday afternoons are made for baking. So yesterday the apartment was full of the aroma of cake and brownies baking to perfection in our ancient oven. The chocolate goodness of the brownies was the first – using a Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix made it simplicity itself; what wasn’t spilt over the counter, or dripped onto the floor, was spooned into a Lakeland Mini Rectangular Loaf Tin. Leaving just a generous smear as a chefs perk.

The instructions for the Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix suggests a baking time of 20-25 minutes but using the reduced sized pan resulted in just 18 minutes being required.

The Betty Crocker Devil’s Food Cake Mix similarly required a reduced baking time; 20 minutes should be sufficient rather than the stipulated 23-28 minutes.

Photos: Betty Crocker Creations

Wanting something a little more imaginative than a simple tray of brownies or a Chocolate Fudge Icing Smothered cake the Brownies and the mini Chocolate Loaves were combined into “one hellofva cake” according to the lodger. Using a mix of Betty Crocker Fudge Icing swirled into the Betty Crocker Buttercream as the ‘cement’ a tiered cake was created with a messy mound of un-mixed Fudge Icing smothered on top of the chocolate loaf. A single hazelnut was used as decoration.

As the Devil’s Food Cake Mix is designed for two 8″ cake layers meant that there was plenty of mix remaining. Step up the other new Lakeland purchase, the 12 Cup Mini Sandwich Tin. Once baked and cooled these lovely little dainties were sliced in half and stuffed with a dollop of the BC Buttercream and a half teaspoon of artisanal Raspberry Jam.

While the Brownie/Chocolate tiered creation was rather rich – the lodger could only manage one – the Mini Devil’s Cakes were lighter and easily devoured. The Lodger managed three.

The Betty Crocker Cake Mixes, Buttercream and Dudge Mix were supplied free as part of a promotion; the Betty Crocker Creations are all down to me and were consumed, mainly, by the lodger.

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2 Comments
  1. Meeta March 7, 2015

    I never imagine you as quite a baker … but am loving the idea of these. Even if it is out of a box if it tastes good then why not?

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  2. Jeanne Horak-Druiff April 29, 2015

    Holy moly… you don’t mess about when you bake, do you?!? That looks like chocolate heaven! And I love the “restrained” garnish of a single hazelnut ;o)

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