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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

(Product Review) Pillsbury Moist Supreme Premium Cake Mix - Chocolate For National Cupcake Day

  • Looking over a calendar of October holidays, including a list of little known holidays, I decided to review several products to celebrate them. In addition to Halloween, I have included a few little known October holidays. I posted reviews for several products on another site before the site went bad. I am no longer affiliated with the site where I originally posted them, so decided to bring them to my own blog to share with my visitors.

    October 18, National Chocolate Cupcake Day
    Pillsbury Moist Supreme Premium Cake Mix - Chocolate, (Food and Drinks)


  • Pillsbury Moist Supreme Premium Cake Mix - Chocolate For National Cupcake Day

  • Review by kelly60
     in Home and Garden
     in Music, Home and Garden 
      October, 26 2011
  • Pros: Moist and delicious, inexpensive
    Cons: Contains calories
    National Chocolate Cupcake Day was on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. Even if you missed the official holiday though, any time is a good time for Pillsbury Moist Supreme Premium Chocolate Cake Mix. I usually buy several of these at a time when they go on sale because chocolate is a favorite around my house.

    Whether you are baking a cake or cupcakes, Pillsbury Moist Supreme Premium Chocolate Cake Mix is a quick and easy way to make it delicious. I can often find them on sale for around a dollar each. Even ordering them online and having them delivered to my door only costs me around a dollar and a half each, and it saves my time and trouble of running to the store.

    Making the cake is easy. In addition to the mix, all it take is 1 1/4 cups water, 1/3 cup oil, 3 eggs and you are ready to bake a great dessert at an affordable price. You can even make your cake cholesterol free by substituting egg whites or an egg substitute for the eggs. Because there is a full cup of pudding in every mix, they come out moist and delicious every time.

    To make your cake, you first need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Next, you need to mix up the ingredients. You can either use an electric mixer or do this using a whisk. Then either grease and flour, or spray your choice of pans with a nonstick cooking spray. If making cupcakes, you may opt to line your muffin pan with paper liners instead. Your batter should then be poured into the prepared pan or pans, then bake according to package directions. The package also includes directions for high altitude baking.

    One mix makes either one 9" by 13" pan, two 7" round pans, a bundt pan, or 24 cupcakes. Depending on which you choose, they bake in anywhere from 18 to 40 minutes. Check baking directions for specific times. You can also check your cake for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of your cake. The cake is done when the toothpick comes out clean.

    Once your cake is done, you should allow it to cool for around 10 or 15 minutes before removing it from the pan, and cool it completely before frosting. You can frost it with your favorite canned frosting, or make your own. I prefer the ready to spread types for convenience, but the choice is yours. Once frosted, it should be stored loosely covered.

    For those with allergy concerns, there is warning that says it contains soybean and wheat ingredients, and may contain milk ingredients. I have included the full ingredient list at the bottom for those who are interested. Keep in mind though, that ingredients can change, so you should check the label if you have a specific allergy concern.

    According to the package, one cake contains 12 servings, although one twelfth of a cake or 2 cupcakes may be more than many people will eat. According to the stated serving size though, the prepared cake contains 240 calories, 100 of which come from fat, not including the frosting. It also contains about 360 mg of sodium, which is about 15% of the recommended daily value for healthy adults.

    I recommend eating this product in moderation, especially if you are concerned about your calorie count. Eating a smaller portion such as eating only one cupcake cuts your calories down to 120 plus frosting though, and can often satisfy your craving for sweets.


    Ingredients
    sugar, enriched bleached flour (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), partially hydrogenated soybean oil, modified corn starch, cocoa processed with alkali, contains 2% or less of: baking powder (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate), propylene glycol monoesters, cornstarch, salt, mono- and diglycerides, natural and artificial flavor, cellulose, cellulose gum, colored with (red 40, yellow 5, blue 1), polysorbate 60, xanthan gum, tbhq and citric acid (antioxidants), soy lecithin.

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