Happy Birthday!

Mrs J is celebrating her birthday by choosing a box mix cake for me to make for her.We’ve put the big stand mixer away pending the remodel but we left the old Sunbeam Mixmaster handy for cake emergencies.  We got 3 of these things for wedding presents and took two of them back to the store and exchanged them for other items.  No clue now, after 45 years, what the specifics of the exchanges were but I will go out on a limb and guess we don’t still have whatever it was we traded for.I looked around on the web to see if there was a tried and true method to kick up the box mixes and found plenty of tips.  We went with buttermilk in lieu of water, and melted butter for the fat instead of vegetable oil.  The butter was a no brainer but buttermilk?  We also went with an additional egg – 4 rather than 3.  Haven’t tried it yet but it sure smelled good in the oven.

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