Many times you start making a cake but change your mind or couldn’t make it. Sometime batter gets too thin or too thick and it gets very tough to make a cake out of it. These are the exact situations that tend me to try new things with the cake mix. Today I will share some tips and things to do with cake mix.
Making a cake takes lots of time and experience to bake it perfectly. You should always search for the instruction of making a cake you wanna make. Measure each ingredient properly and mix well as mentioned in the instructions. But if you anyhow messed it no worries I am here to help you out. Actually you can make many different yummy desserts out of your cake mix. You can make pancakes, sweet nuggets, and even cookies. There are lots of desserts in the world that can be made out of a cake batter instead of a cake.
Also, check out- How to thicken cake batter? and How to do cake icing?
Different Things To Do With Cake Mix?
Make cookies, pancakes, sweet but or small sweet nuggets. All these are yummy desserts that you can make with cake batter. If you are not making a cake or you accidentally prepared excess batter, you can try some easy yummy snack recipes. Here I am sharing some of my favorite recipes.
The best and the easiest way to use cake batter is to make cupcakes. You can make yummy cupcakes and store them for snack time cravings. Kids love to eat small cute cupcakes as cupcakes are small and easy to hold and eat. You do not have to add anything extra to the batter or do extra work for it.
Just pour the batter in some small cups or mold and bake it. If You have chocolate cake batter add chocolate chips or white chocolate chip to the batter. These chips will add extra crunch to the cupcakes.
I prefer adding some dry fruits to my cupcake. Adding dry fruits makes your cupcake healthier and will sufficient to make you full. You can use any dry fruit your love to eat. I use to mix 3-4 types of dry fruits together. You can use different dry fruit for different batches or cups.
Make sure your dry fruits are roasted before you are adding it to the batter. Cashew, almonds, pistachios, or even peanuts can be used. You have to roast them properly without oil and mix it to the batter. I recommend you to add dry fruits at the very end. If you do not have any dry fruit you can simply add resins or cherries whatever you like.
Making cookies from a cake batter might seems to be difficult. But it is so simple to do. You just have to make a dough out of that batter. Yes, you heard it right!
For making the dough you will have to thicken the batter to the soft dough consistency. Add flour and slowly mix the mixture. I prefer using hand to mix the butter and flour. Keep adding until you get the perfect dough-like consistency.
Add butter, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, or eggs if needed. For making perfect light yummy cookies you must have proper baking knowledge and measurement of ingredients. It must not be too dry or stiff. You can add butter, or milk as per the requirement.
Sweet buns are perfect for evening or morning snack. You can send them in your kid’s lunch boxes and I’m sure they will love it. Before starting with the recipe let me clear one thing that the texture may vary but this bun will be amazing.
You will need for milk powder, or butter, and yeast. Take some water put the yeast, a pinch of salt, and some sugar if needed. Add some milk powder and mix all the ingredients. Leave this mixture for a few minutes. Then add some flour to it and mix well.
Make sure you are using very little water coz you already have to use that thin batter. In the end, pour the batter into the same bowl and again mix. Then keep adding flour to make it thick like a dough. Now, it’s time to knead the dough.
Keep kneading while pouring some oil bit by bit to it. Knead it until you get the perfect soft smooth dough. Cut the dough into small pieces and make balls using your hands. Put all the dough balls in a tray leaving sufficient gaps in between
Cover the dough with a clean cloth until it gets doubled its size. Then at the end bake it for 25 minutes and your sweet DIY bun is ready to eat. Pour some chocolate syrup or take a byte as you like.
Yummy waffles with honey and strawberry with some dusted sugar, yummy aren’t they? You can make quick waffles using your rest over the cake mix. For this, you need to have a waffle maker at your place.
You can directly pour the batter into the waffle maker. But make sure to add egg whites if you haven’t added it in the batter. You have to beat the egg whites until it gets fluffy inconsistency. Then add it to the batter.
mix it well using a spoon but do not over mix it. Now pour the mix in the waffle maker and wallah. Your waffles are ready. Put it in a plate pour some honey and dust some icing sugar and top your waffles with some berries or any fruit of your choice.
pancakes are one of the simplest and easiest food that you can make in minutes. Add chocolates, fruits, or dry fruits to the batter. I love pancakes with banana and almonds, you can do experiments and explore new recipes.
Take a pan, put it on the stove. Make sure it is on high flame initially. It is very important to let your pan heat properly otherwise pancakes will stick to the pan and it’ll be all mess. Heat the pan properly then pour some oil to it, grease the pan well with the hot oil.
for the first pancake, it is very important to use a properly heated and oiled pan. We are using sweet batter and sugar makes it stick to the pan if it is not heated. Not you have to pour the batter on the pan and make sure to low the flame other it will burn.
Pour the batter and spread evenly. You can make different shapes or designs also. The thick batter takes a bit more time to cook. That’s why I recommend you to add a little water and make the batter a bit thinner.
You have to flip the pancake as soon as it gets hard. Do not overcook or leave it on the pan for longer. Otherwise, your pancake will turn hard at the corner and chewy and the center. You have to cook it on medium flame.
Make as many pancakes as you can and enjoy your easy yummy breakfast. 1 pancake takes hardly 5-10 minutes to cook depending on the consistency. Do try it out and let me know how much you loved it.
Sweet Nuggets- things to do with cake mix
Sweet nuggets are my favorite and take very less time than pancakes. After trying this you are never gonna waste the rest over batter. You will need lots of oil to make this. Yes, we are gonna deep fry it.
For sweet nuggets, you have to use a batter that is not do thick or thin. Add flour if it is thin or add some milk or water to make it a bit thin. Do not add too much water otherwise you’ll not get the perfect shape.
Pour lots oil in the pan and let it on high flame initially. Then lower the flame and pour batter using a spoon or icing bag. You have to pour it in a drop-like shape. put as per the size of your pan, 5-10 at a time.
let it cook in medium flame and take it out after 5-6 minutes. Put them on a paper towel to remove excess oil or eat as you want.
Dry Fruits Nugget
Oh, I love the combination of dry fruits with a sweet batter. For this, you will need lots of dry fruits of your choice. I use cashew and almonds mainly. Dip them in the batter and deep fry keeping the flame to low or medium.
I prefer to use roasted dry fruits so that it takes very little time to cook. You can also use roasted dry fruits or use as your convenience. For crisp you can add semolina to the batter or rice powder can also work. Try these yummy nuggets at least once. I am pretty sure you will love them.
thanks for reading this article. I hope you have learned some easy and tasty recipes from here. If yes, then do not forget to write your experiences and suggestions in the comment box.