And the year of 2023 goes to………. Any guesses??...... No? We will tell you. The year 2023 is owned by cake premixes. We all have a sweet tooth, and it results into craving for sweet items anytime. Moreover, as we are Indians, sweets form a part of our daily meals as well.
Ji hamara khana toh meethe ke bina pura hi nahi hota!
With the change in lifestyle and taste buds, we crave more for English desserts like cakes, pancakes, waffles, etc. Our old school cakes still remain our hot favourite. We can’t eat regular food outside daily and we can’t do the same for our lovable desserts as well. We need to make them at home. Baking cakes from scratch can be a tedious task. Cake premixes come to our rescue in such situations. Baking cake from cake premixes is easy, mess-free and quick!
There are a lot of brands offering different cake mixes to you in a wide range of flavours. Let us discuss them in detail:
Consuming too much added sugar can raise blood pressure and increase chronic inflammation, both of which are pathological pathways to heart disease. Excess consumption of sugar, especially in sugary beverages, also contributes to weight gain by tricking your body into turning off its appetite-control system because liquid calories are not as satisfying as calories from solid foods. This is why it is easier for people to add more calories to their regular diet when consuming sugary beverages.
- Pillsbury Cooker Cake Mix/ Pillsbury Oven cake Mix, Vanilla, Eggless & With eggs:
Pillsbury is no new name for us Indians. Who can forget their cute brand ambassador: an animated small chef. We have been having Pillsbury aata (whole wheat flour) in our kitchens for years and they launched their cake mixes also a long time ago. They have been adding variants for baking in cooker or oven but both mediums give same results. They have different variants depending on whether you want to add eggs to your cakes or not. It contains maida (refined wheat flour) as well, so you might need to think before having the cake.
- Slurrp Farm Velvety Vanilla Cake Mix:
Slurrp Farm is a brainchild of two mothers. Mothers want the best for their children and hence, they decided that the healthy recipes should be available for everybody. Slurrp farm cake mix has no wheat or refined sugar or eggs. They are making their cake mix from grains like Oats, Jowar and Amarnath. They send a sachet of unrefined sugar with their mixes, if you want you can add that or any other sweetener of your choice. So, if you are looking for a gluten free cake, this cake mix is what you are looking for. But healthy is not always tasty, the taste is nowhere near to a normal cake. The millet taste is overpowering in the cake and the cake is not lightweight as well. The colour is also not appealing to your eyes.
- Cakeopedia Wheat Vanilla Cake Premix/ Cakeopedia Wheat Vanilla Cake Premix (With Jaggery):
Brainchild of a 13 year old girl; who was vigilant that parents do not want to give cakes to their children as they are unhealthy; so she started a venture with her mother to make healthy cake premixes. Their cake premixes do not contain maida and they have variants with jaggery sugar as well. You can make a vegan cake out of their premix by adding vegan ingredients. The cake turns out to be super moist and spongy. The sugar is also perfect, and it tastes just like a normal cake. The only concern is the wheat smell even after baking the cake. But it is surely a good option for a tasty healthy cake.
- La Casa French Vanilla Cake Mix:
La Casa is also an emerging brand of cake premixes. The cake premix recipes are curated by a Chef trained from Carpigiani University, Italy. La Casa cake mix has multigrain flour. So, you can opt for these cake mixes if you are looking for maida free cake mixes. But the premix is too sweet, and the quantity of essence is a bit on the higher side.
- Weikfield Cooker Cake Mix Vanilla:
Since 1956, Weikfield has been creating a lot of delicious products and bringing the goodness of global cuisine to millions of houses and delighting tate buds in India and abroad. It is an established brand, and you just need to add milk and oil. The cake tastes good. As the name suggests you can make it in a cooker only. It contains maida (refined wheat flour) as well, so you might need to think before having the cake.
- Bakersville/ Bakkersveggie Eggless Vanilla Cake Premix:
This is a good choice for making cake. The cake turns out to be tasty and you need not add eggs to it while making. Just add oil and water and your cake batter is ready. But there are some issues with the rise of the cake and apart from that the taste is good.
- Plattered Real Bean Vanilla Cake Mix:
Want to have a vanilla cake without artificial Vanilla flavouring? This is your to go choice. This cake mix contains Real Vanilla beans and they do not use any artificial flavours. It is a vegan friendly mix and contains refined wheat flour. You just need to add buttermilk (can be a vegan one, if you want to make a vegan cake) and oil. It is a bit pricey and contains maida but rest it is a great cake premix.
- Pik Cake Mix- Velvet Vanilla:
Like many other premixes, Pik also mentions that their cake premix is a vegetarian one but for at-the-home steps, you need to add eggs. Apart from eggs, you need to add milk and oil. The cake turns out to be super moist and tasty. They mention Wheat flour as their ingredient but, they are actually using refined wheat flour i.e. maida.
- Archana’s Kitchen Rich Vanilla Cake Mix/ Archana’s Kitchen Sugar free Rich Vanilla Cake Mix:
These cake mix recipes are curated by the creator from her home and she has tried to remove all the unhealthy ingredients and replaced them with the goodness of millet, Whole wheat and corn. Comes with a variant of sugar free as well. If you are diabetic and crave for cake, you can surely opt for this premix as they use Stevia as their sweetener. In the normal one, you might find extra sweet.