Mojito Cake: this is why we can’t have nice things

Classic cocktail flavours plus pre-mixed cake mix, what could go wrong?… Apparently a lot.

So last month mum came home with this mojito flavoured cake mix from France. It looked really fun and was something of a rift on that ‘cute’ Pinterest trend that’s led people to keep everything from salads to bath salts in mason jars – you know the one.

Anyway, I was intrigued and more than willing to give it ago.

One of the first things I noticed was that it had some really weird bits of dehydrated fruit in it plus some green sherbet, for some reason.

However, it was only after translating the french instructions, that it started to dawn on me that this wasn’t a very well thought out cake mix. The ingredients were strange (definitely nothing to do with mojitos, there wasn’t even any mint!) and the mix, once combined with the eggs etc, was still really dry.

Once it was in the oven it started to rise like bread – which is really not what you want from a cake!

Baked and out the oven it looked… interesting. I decided to decorate it with Greek yoghurt mixed into icing sugar with a squirt of lemon, because it tastes great and can usually bring anything back from the brink of disaster.

Unfortunately it wasn’t enough. Although it certainly looked pretty, the actual cake tasted of potpourri and no amount of icing was ever going to disguise or improve that flavour.

So conclusion of the bake: premixed, outlandish French cake mix is not the one. Next time, I think I’ll just stick to Betty Crocker…


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