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Most of us have been spending a lot more time in the kitchen since the pandemic began. If you are looking for additional baking projects to help you pass the time, you are not alone by any stretch of the imagination.

Baking is the perfect activity for anyone who is looking for a simple and fun way to pass the time when they are stuck inside. However, not everyone wants to bake something from scratch, which makes boxed cake mixes the perfect option. While boxed mixes are pretty good, one professional baker is sharing her secrets to make them so much better!

Photo: TikTok /mrskarlystoddard

Baker Karly Stoddard made a TikTok video explaining how she turns any old boxed cake mix into gourmet cupcakes. The secret? Ignoring the suggested added ingredients on the back of the mix.

For example, the mix she used called for 1 cup of water, 3 egg whites, and 1/4 cup of oil. She substituted the water for milk, the 3 egg whites for 5 whole eggs, and the 1/3 cup of oil for 2/3 cup of melted butter. The result is a more elevated dessert!

@mrskarlystoddard

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♬ original sound – Karly Stoddard

After sharing her secret, she demonstrated the hack in action and turned a boxed mix into gorgeous cupcakes.

@mrskarlystoddard

🧁🧁🧁 Demonstration of the doctored cake mix hack!!!!! 🧁🧁🧁 #baking #bakinghack #cake #cupcake #kitchenhack #getinmybellly

♬ original sound – Karly Stoddard

Several people commented on the video saying they’d tried the hack and loved it!