I know life can get crazy. Especially when you have kids. Sometimes it just seems easier to pick up a box of ready made cake mix instead of making one from scratch. You may want to think twice before buying this one.
Look familiar? I can tell you I have bought this on more than one occasion before I went unprocessed. Let’s look at the ingredients.
The first ingredient is enriched bleached flour (processed flour). The next ingredients are sugar (processed sugar) and corn syrup (more processed sugar). The next few ingredients are modified corn starch and corn starch (most likely GMOs). After that, partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oils (trans fats). The next one down is propylene glycol (chemical which is also found in antifreeze and brake fluid)
Further down is dicalcium phosphate. If you click on the word, you can learn more about that. Cellulose gum is wood pulp. Looking a bit further down there is natural and artificial flavors (who knows what they are). After that there are more artificial dyes yellows 5 & 6, which are derived from petroleum. You can read more about artificial dyes here. So far the only ingredients I have seen that go in cake are flour and sugar. The rest of the ingredients are nothing more than toxic additives.
Here is a recipe for a single serving cupcake that is super easy to make. The blog is ChocolateCoveredKatie.com and it’s a healthy dessert blog. She makes awesome healthy desserts. Check her out sometime. I made one of her cupcake recipes for Meadow’s birthday. They did not take long at all. If you want to save some time, maybe you could mix the dry ingredients and set them aside for when you have time to make the whole thing. For my younger daughter’s birthday, I made cupcakes using this recipe. They were moist and delicious without too much sugar. Lastly, Betty Crocker is owned by General Mills who paid a lot of money to make sure GMO labeling did not pass.