If you’ve been following me on here for a while, you’ll know I absolutely love baking. Oh and cake. And if you’re new to my blog, then hi, I’m Holly and I love baking and cake 😀 (although tbh, who doesn’t love cake. Am I right?)
But recently it seems I’ve completely and utterly lost my mojo 🙁 I used to make the lightest, spongiest cakes known to man and they tasted so damned delicious. But now all I seem to make are the heaviest brick-like cakes that do taste kinda good but are just so dense. And this makes me incredibly sad 🙁
If you follow me on Twitter, you might have seen that I also recently tried to make a pecan pie which went disastrously wrong! I managed to burn the pecans and undercook the filling. Although I did make my own shortcrust pastry, which surprisingly came out really well.
Anyway, to slowly get myself back into baking cakes again, rather than finding a recipe to follow and getting completely frustrated because I’d already be stressed that the end result was going to come out really badly, I thought I’d start out slowly and try out one of the Wright’s Baking cake mixes instead. Because what can go wrong with a cake mix?
If you’ve not heard of them before, you may have heard of Wright’s flour? Yup, they’re the same company! And up until recently I had no idea they made mixes as well!! They have loads of different ones including Madeira cake, orange cake and a delicious looking toffee cake.
I went with Chocolate Fudge Cake, because YUM ♥ I like that on the back of the packets there are different instructions if you want to make cupcakes, muffins or traybakes instead! I went for their suggestion of using a loaf tin, although I kinda wish I’d used cake tins because I’m a traditionalist at heart.
The instructions were so simple to follow; all I had to do was put the right amount of water and vegetable oil into a mixing bowl, add the cake mix and whisk for about a minute. Once it was well mixed, I poured it into the loaf tin and shoved it in the oven for about an hour. Simples.
So how was it? Well I think I put it in for a little too long as the outer part seemed a teeny bit overcooked when I took it out after 60 mins, but definitely all my fault and nothing to do with the cake mix! I always get that fear that it’s going to be under-cooked so I try keep it in for as long as possible. Oops!
I was tempted to add some buttercream icing but I decided against it as I thought it might be a bit too much! J’s comment was that it was lovely, but it could have done with some buttercream icing or jam and cream in the middle!! Typical!!
So I sliced the cake in half, made up a little buttercream icing and spread it on thickly!
It tasted amazing the day after I baked it and the fudge cake was even softer and gooier than it was the day I made it 🙂 The buttercream just added that little bit extra! I’d definitely recommend check out the range of Wright’s Baking cake mixes as they’re so quick and easy to make! You can buy them from their website or selected supermarkets.
Are you a fan of cake mixes or do you prefer to make them yourself? Let me know in the comments below? x
*PR sample but views and love of cake are my own.
That looks so delicious! I don’t really use baking mix’s as I love to do everything from the scratch 😀 If I need to get something done quick, then I might use ones 🙂
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It was delicious though, and I don’t use them as a general rule but I’ve screwed up so much recently, I had to give it a try!! 🙂 x
I am new to your blog so Hi! And yes, who doesnt love cake! 😀 I really like cake mix and often use them as base. Then I make a homemade frosting. But I definitely get what you are saying with the sudden loss of your baking mojo. I went through the same. But cake mix is a great way to get back into it. -Cylia
Hi Cylia 🙂 I definitely prefer homemade frosting to shop-bought stuff, it doesn’t taste the same!! Did you get your baking mojo back? xx
Oh my gosh it looks so moist and yummy!! I agree with J though everything is better with a bit of buttercream haha. I will admit I prefer to toil in the kitchen that way I feel like I really earned the cake (not that food is a reward but you get me lol)…however the worse my illness gets the more I’m likely to try a cake mix, and by the looks of this cake Wright’s will be the one I go for! xx
J is usually right lol.
I know exactly what you mean about working for it, bit sometimes a cake mix is just so quick and easy! Let me know if you get one xx
Oh Holly, my mouth is watering just thinking about this chocolate fudge cake! Who doesn’t love cake, I definitely do! I didn’t know Wrights made cake mixtures either, although to be honest I’ve only ever used one ready made cake mixture and that went completely wrong, probably down to me. Haha, typical of J, if you’d have put icing on he’d have wanted it without! I’ll have a brouse at this company and maybe give it a try, I’m used to baking from scratch so it’ll be a fun experience.
It was so good, you can’t even imagine!! I can’t wait to try out the others they do! xx
This looks so delicious! I prefer to make cakes from scratch but have used cake mixes before for ease. This has totally made my mouth water!
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I prefer to as well, but sometimes my cakes just don’t go well lol. These are such a quick alternative 🙂 xx