A while back I was sent a couple of Bake in the Box loaf mixes from the team at Dr. Oetker.
The concept is simple. You just tear off the lid, empty the sachet into the box (yes, the box it came in) add milk and pop it into the oven.
It’s really quick and delightfully simple.
There are 3 flavours to pick from; Lemon & Poppy Seed, Double Chocolate and Banana & Choc Chip. All of them sound tasty to me and I was pleased to see that the boxes are recyclable.
I knew they’d be handy to keep in the cupboard for a rainy day. So, with yesterday being so cold and grim Phil suggested we make something tasty. I was about to crack out my hand mixer when I spotted this Lemon & Poppy Seed cake sitting in the cupboard.
I didn’t fancy doing any washing up.
So, I opened it up and within seconds there was a cake baking away in the oven.
I thought I’d show you how simple it really was. I’m sent lots of tasty treats and new products but only show the best. I LOVE baking and normally would have been well up for making a batch of cupcakes or brownies. However, I’ve been extra tired this week, probably due to my flu jab or pregnancy so it was fantastic to have this quick and simple cake almost ready to go.
All you need to make your loaf cake is 100ml of milk. I used almond and it turned out perfectly.
Just FYI the mixture is not dairy free. I have to be dairy free due to my eczema but can tolerate a very small amount of it. I had one slice of this (omg so delicious) and Phil had no problem making his way through the rest. I think it would be brilliant if Dr. Oetker released a vegan version.
Ingredients for anyone who needs to see them.
When you open up the box you’ll find a bag filled with the mixture.
All you need to do is tip it into the box.
Then add in 100ml of milk.
Whisk together with a fork.
Set your oven at 170 and pop the cake in for 10 minutes.
Score a 1cm deep line into the cake and pop it back into the oven for 20-25 minutes.
Leave the cake to cool within the box on a wire rack.
Then carefully fold down the box to remove it.
Slice and enjoy.
I think the concept of Bake in a Box is fab. It’s such a fun and simple way to make a cake, especially when you’re short on time. I’ll be stocking up on a few flavours to keep for unexpected guests and lazy days.