You know it’s Autumn in the Midwest when the temperatures start dropping into the 70’s, evening comes a little earlier and you catch the scent of warm apples baking in my kitchen. It’s absolutely, without a doubt, the most wonderful time of the year.
As much as I like to create my own recipes and bake from scratch, there’s also something to be said for baking from a box. It’s not only easier, but it can taste just as good as had you made everything yourself! I recently had the pleasure of trying out the new Duncan Hines Decadent cakes for myself, which contain zero grams of trans fat and NO hydrogenated oils. Aside from that, they have real ingredients you can see and taste, like the Apple Caramel cake that has plenty of apple chunks swirling around the batter.
Not only did the apple cake batter bake beautifully, it tasted like a slice of Autumn thanks to all of the bits of apples. The Apple Caramel box also came with a packet of dry caramel mix that you add water and a touch of butter to, to create this warm glaze that you can bake right into the cake or lightly drizzle on top.
I already checked out the entire line of Duncan Hines Decadent Cakes at my supermarket and picked up the other two available flavors: Triple Chocolate Cake and Classic Carrot Cake.
All in all, the Apple Caramel Decadent Cake mix turned out to be quite the treat and even gave me the little push I needed to start working on all of my favorite Fall recipes.