7 Ways to Perk Up Boxed Cake Mix

Chocolate or Caramel Syrup

Add a few tablespoons of chocolate or caramel syrup to cake batter for a cake that is both tasty and visually interesting. When adding either of them to a white or yellow boxed cake mix be careful to gently fold the syrup through the batter to create a swirl or marbleized effect in the batter rather than mixing it throughout the batter and changing its color completely. The cake will be moist and have the added flavor of the syrup.