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7 Ways to Perk Up Boxed Cake Mix

Chocolate Chips/Sprinkles

Adding texture or color to a cake makes it more interesting both to taste and see. An easy way to do that is with chocolate chips or colored sprinkles. Simply stir a cup of either of these items into the batter before baking. While they won’t make the cake taste like a cookie, the chocolate chips will make it reminiscent of one. Colored sprinkles will offer a color burst like confetti falling through the cake for a fun look.