I admit to buying cake mix on sale for speedy baking when I have to take something somewhere. But is it really faster?
The Kitchn says no.
They timed themselves preparing cake batter from scratch and again from a mix. The cake from scratch took 5 minutes 25 seconds to prepare, while the cake mix took 5 minutes 13 seconds. They excluded the time it took to grease and flour the pans since each batch was going to make a 9-inch round and 12 cupcakes.
Taste results aside, could this really be accurate? Using a cake mix is really no faster than baking from scratch?
What do you think?