I keep seeing recipes for cakes and brownies popping up all the time that claim, all you need is a box of Betty Crocker cake or brownie mix and a can of coca cola!
At first I though "no, these must be spam!" but then I noticed more and more pins - mostly American bloggers doing this!
I was in my local supermarket this week and Betty Crocker kits were on offer so I though "what the heck!" I wanna see if this really does work or not!
So all the blog posts I read, simply said to mix a full can and a full box together (contents of said packaging!)
I did this and at first it really didn't look like anything but then after a little bit of wooden spoon mixing it actually did look like cake batter!
I used the mix in a mini cupcake maker which I pre- greased. (I always forget to use it, so was pleased it was having a whirl for once!)
Within 10mins I had what looked like perfect little mini cupcakes - they were springy and perfectly rounded and smelled like ... chocolate cake! The Skewer came out clean so I knew they had cooked through!
I was really surprised!
When I tried to free one from the pan, however, disaster struck! Each and every cake was stuck fast and ripped apart trying to free them! Even though this is a non stick machine and I'd greased each hole - I guess as the mix doesn't have any fat it just sticks!
Would they have been ok in paper cases? maybe?
Even though technically the cake mix had worked - I did have what looked and smelled like cake - I have to say - it did not work because....
... They tasted disgusting!!!! Don't do it!!!
Even my chocoholic (even more than me!) kids didn't like them!
Emma at Little House Lovely xx