Pros: easy to make, taste
Cons: high carbs
I am not much of a baker but my family likes to eat baked goods. So when I find I need to bake, I normally go the easy route and buy a boxed cake mix. One mix I like to buy is Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Spice Cake Mix, in the 18.25 ounce box.
Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Spice Cake Mix is easy to make. Add 1 1/3 cup of water, 1/3 cup oil and three eggs to the contents in the box. You can make a lower fat version and use 1 cup of water, 1/3 cup of unsweetened applesauce and three eggs. Mix all the ingredients with a mixer until blended. Pour the mixture into a greased pan. I normally use a 13 x9 pan to bake a cake but you can use any type pan you like or even make cupcakes. In my oven at 350 it takes about thirty minutes to bake a cake. Once your cake is made, you can eat it plain or top it with icing. I prefer a plain cake but my family likes it with icing.
Another way I like to enjoy Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Spice Cake Mix is to add just a can of pumpkin to the mix. I make these into muffins and eat for breakfast.
The ingredients in Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Spice Cake Mix are sugar, enriched bleached wheat flour (flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), vegetable oil shortening (partially hydrogenated soybean oil, propylene glycol mono- and diesters of fats, mono- and diglycerides), leavening (sodium bicarbonate, dicalcium phosphate, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate). the mix also contains 2% or less of: wheat starch, spices (cinnamon, allspice, coriander, ginger, nutmeg), salt, dextrose, polyglycerol esters of fatty acids, colored with (caramel color, yellow 5 lake), partially hydrogenated soybean oil, cellulose gum, modified cornstarch, natural and artificial flavor, xanthan gum, dextrin, artificial flavors, maltodextrin, triethyl citrate, and acetic acid.
Each Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Spice Cake Mix makes twelve servings. There are 270 calories in a prepared cake with 110 calories from fat. If making the low fat version there are 210 calorie and 45 calories from fat. The mix contains 3 g of total fat, 1 g of saturated fat, 1 g polyunsaturated fat, 1 g monounsaturated fat, 280 mg of sodium, 105 mg of potassium , 36 g totals carbs, 20 g sugars and 2 g of protein per serving. I have taken the ingredients and nutritional information from the box. Please read this information before purchasing as it is subject to change.
Duncan Hines also makes other types of cake mixes. They make yellow, white, carrot, triple chocolate, butter, vanilla, confetti, spice, chocolate fudge, devil’s food, fudge marble, German chocolate, red velvet, Swiss chocolate, banana, coconut, lemon, orange, pineapple and strawberry. Duncan Hines also makes brownies, frostings, muffins, and cookies.
Duncan Hines Cake Mixes can be found at most any grocery store in the aisle with the other cake mixes. Duncan Hines Cake Mix sells for about $1.30 but I wait until they go on sale for one dollar and then I purchase a few. I like to keep a box or two in my cupboards for those days I actually feel like baking. Cake Mixes also have a relatively long shelf life.
Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Spice Cake Mix makes a great, quick dessert. It is easy to make and doesn’t take long to make either. It only takes about five minutes to mix a cake up. I also like that I normally have the ingredients on hand to make a cake.
My family enjoys Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Spice Cake Mix in the 18.25 ounce box and would recommend it to others.