Sometimes I’m too pressed for time, or too lazy, to make cupcakes from scratch, so I’ll turn to box mixes in my time of need. In general, I prefer Duncan Hines cake mixes, but this cake mix above, Betty Crocker’s Decadent Supreme Chocolate Mousse Cake, is a winner.
I found a bunch of boxes of it for $0.99 each at Grocery Outlet a while ago and stocked up. I think it’s still sold in regular grocery stores, but the box might look a little different now. It comes with the cake mix and a packet to make the chocolate mousse topping. Both are super easy to prepare, and if cooked right, the cupcakes will turn out moist and delicious (I cook the cupcakes for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees F, checking them at 15 minutes).
I have not tried making it into a layered cake like the box suggests, but I have made it into some great cupcakes multiple times. I like to add chocolate chips or other candy to the batter before cooking.
The mousse topping is light and fluffy, almost pudding-like, and very tasty. It’s easy to make too! All you have to do is add some milk to the packet of mousse powder and voilà!: mousse topping! It would be a good dessert all on its own.
This was my last box, I hope I can find it at the store next time. Doubt I’ll find it for $0.99 again though.Pin It