Three of the Best and Easy Cake Hacks

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1. How to make bakery quality icing.

First on this delicious bookmark, I will tell you the simple secret on how to make amazing icing. Take about a cup of confectionary sugar or powdered sugar, and a little bit of milk. Combine the two and stir until you get the desired thickness. This is a trickier recipe than it seems because you do not want to add too much water. Plus, you need ice the cake asap before the icing thickens. For additional flavor, try using milk instead of water, or adding lemon zest or vanilla extract.

2. Add mayo to your cake mix to keep it moist.

I know. I know. Sounds gross, but I, among others who actually have professional experience, swear by this. All you need to do is add about a quarter cup of mayo per egg used to your cake mix.

Trust me. I have tried using ice cream and yogurt to do this very same trick, but in the end mayo (as awkward as that is) works the best.

3. Use soda in your mix to make an easy vegan cake.

Lastly on this delicious bookmark is my patented vegan, soda cake. All you need is a cup of soda and a cake mix. You can try different combinations to get different flavors and what not, but for a general rule of thumb use clear sodas (like a lemon lime soda) for white cakes and use cola for chocolate cakes.

Add the soda to the mix, stir, and put it in the oven according to the directions on the box.

I have to warn you though, this cake is ridiculously sweet. You could try adding some water or oil to it, but I personally like how sugary it is.

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