Strawberry Cake Biscuits
I don’t tend to make many biscuits, I more skew to cakes and slices. Biscuits (or cookies if you’re from the states where some of my lovely readers are) tend to be either chocolate, chocolate chip or chocolate with nuts. You don’t get many biscuit variations like slices and cakes (when was the last time you ate a strawberry biscuit or orange and poppy seed?)!
Still on topic but to give you some context to this recipe, I was at the supermarket the other day and noticed a whole massive section to cake mixes, cupcakes and muffins but only 2 types of biscuit packs – chocolate and choc chip.
People must want to try other flavours…or maybe they just don’t sell..guess I will never know.
However, this got me thinking, what happens if I buy one of the more unique cake mixes and turn it into biscuits instead?
I don’t recall the last time I ever used a pack mix for baking but this could be a very interesting experiment indeed.
That brought on the Strawberry Cake Biscuit recipe.
- 1 (500g approx.) cake packet mix – I used Betty Crocker Strawberry
- 1 tsn baking power
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup butter
- ½ tsn vanilla extract
- 1 cup of small white chocolate chips (optional)
- Pre-heat the oven to 175c and line 2 large baking trays with baking paper.
- Mix together the cake mix and the baking powder.
- Whisk by hand the eggs, butter, and vanilla extract.
- Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until the dough is formed.
- Mix in the choc chips if you are opting for this ingredient.
- Using hands with a little oil/butter roll the dough into balls about 30g in size (this is about the size of a 50c piece). Place on the baking paper.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until they are almost (but not) about to get slightly brown.
- Wait a few minutes and transfer onto a baking rack to cool. Once on the rack slightly push them down with a spatula if they have risen a lot in the center.
- You can use any cake mix. I almost went for the white chocolate and raspberry swirl.
- This is a bit of a cheat recipe but it is just so simple and you can make biscuits you have never even tasted before!
- They take a whole of 20 minutes to make and bake!
- The biscuits are quite sweet so it wouldn’t hurt to make them smaller than I have recommended if you don’t like things too sweet.
- The mix I bought came with an icing mix, if yours does too you can make the icing and use it to make a biscuit sandwich (similar to a melting moment type biscuits).
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