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12/14/2012 09:07 am ET Updated Dec 19, 2012

Make Cake Mix Better: Tips And Tricks

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Even if you want to bake a cake from scratch, sometimes there just isn't time. And when the holidays hit, this is especially true. That's why boxed cake mixes are so great. Unfortunately, if you follow their directions, they don't always taste that way. But we have seven hacks to make these easy cakes taste like you made them from scratch.

They may seem like small suggestions, but the boxed-cake hacks listed below will mean the difference between a cake you want to eat and one that gets thrown out. Added bonus: the time you save from using a mix means you actually get to enjoy the holidays this time around.

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