Get Colorful with Duncan Hines Spring Velvet Cake Mix

This post is written by Beth of Experimental Mommy. While a sample was received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% honest.

One of the best things about spring and summer is saying good bye to the dreary winter and saying hello to the beautiful colors. Now you can even have those beautiful colors in your desserts. Duncan Hines has introduced a new line of signature cake mixes including Blue Velvet, Spring Velvet and Pink Velvet.

As soon as we received the mixes my daughter insisted on starting to bake, which she loves to do. She choose to make a cake with the Spring Velvet. The directions were simple to follow and came out tasting great. I think it surprised everyone when I cut into the cake and there were two different colors. No one could believe that they came from one box of cake mix. The cake had a great taste to it and was a hit with everyone who tried it, especially my daughter.

Blue Velvet and Pink Velvet also tasted great. Finally, you can get creative with your cakes without having to do anything but put it in the oven. No food coloring, dyes or gels that make a mess and never come out like you wanted it to. The blue and pink are perfect for little one’s birthday parties and the now popular gender reveal parties. They are great for making cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, short cakes, bundt cakes and so many more. You will never want to switch back to the boring white and chocolate mixes again. You can find a ton ofto turn your box of mix into a baked masterpiece.

We also received the new Salted Caramel Brownie Mix. We got our package late one night and my husband by all means wanted me to bake these brownies at 11:00 at night. His mouth was watering just looking at the boxes. He fell in love with these brownies. The salted caramel gives the brownies that extra rich flavor and the brownies themselves were mouthwatering. There are actually two different directions on the box, one for cake like brownies and one for more traditional brownies. We stuck with the cake like brownies and they were delicious.

Happy Baking!


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Happy Valentine’s Day from Duncan Hines! Giveaway!

Happy Valentine’s Day!!  To be honest, this day completely snuck up on me!  Between the Saints Superbowl Victory, a Disney trip and Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day flew off my radar.  Until…..this morning.  Oops!  My daughter brought me an adorable glittered card that she made from scratch at school and promptly asked, “What did you get me, Mommy?”  I felt awful.  But, I quickly remembered that we had some Duncan Hines Red Velvet mix with Cream Cheese Frosting in the pantry.  Since she loves to bake with me, I decided to make it a special event.

We decided to make cupcakes!  While Lily lined the pans with paper cups, I mixed the ingredients using the following recipe:


• 1 pkg Duncan Hines® Red Velvet Cake Mix
• 1 1/4 cup water
• 1/3 cup vegetable oil
• 3 large eggs
• 1 tub Duncan Hines® Classic Vanilla Frosting or Duncan Hines® Creamy Home-Style Cream Cheese Frosting
• Sprinkles or additional garnishes

Baking Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F for metal or glass pans, 325°F for dark or coated pans. Grease sides and bottom of each pan with shortening. Flour lightly. (Use baking cups for cupcakes).
2. Blend dry mix, water, oil and eggs in large bowl at low speed until moistened (about 30 seconds). Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour batter in pans and bake immediately.
3. Bake following in a 13 x 9-inch pan for 35-38 minutes, or bake cupcakes for 19-22 minutes. Add 3-5 minutes to bake time for dark or coated pans. Cake is done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
4. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.
5. Garnish, and enjoy!


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This review is the opinion of The Experimental Mommy. Other may have a different experience with the product. Thank you to Duncan Hines who provided the product for review. I was not compensated in any way except for the complimentary product.