Cheat smart – how to make muffins quickly

September 28, 2012

One of my favourite parts of I Don’t Know How She Does It (the book, not the movie) was when Kate takes a store-bought cake and attempt to make it look like a homemade one for her child’s cake sale. It’s a hilarious moment that holds some truths too – we want to do it all, plus present the perfect homebaked goods. Well, the other day I did something that I’ve never done before, that allowed me to look good, while juggling 10 other things. For the first time, I baked out of a box, Sasko Chocolate Muffins. And I know things have changed a lot since, for example, my mother’s day, when boxed mixes tasted artificial, and when you were judged for using them in the first place.

These days, these mixes are frickingfantastic, and my 16 chocolate muffins that lasted a mere two hours were proof of this. Plus I gained about 25 minutes in time as I didn’t have to find, measure, sift, pack up and wash up. These muffins took about three minutes of prep time, and 20 minutes of baking time. That’s smart “cheating”. And I dare anyone to tell the difference between these muffins and from-scratch ones. Unless your name is Martha Stewart.


Images courtesy Sasko

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  • Rochelle

    I discovered it too the other day! Love it. I haven’t tried sneaking it off as my own creation yet, but thanks for the idea! 🙂

    September 28, 2012 at 6:41 am Reply
    • Tanya

      They’re yum. Enjoy!

      September 28, 2012 at 6:43 am Reply
  • blackhuff

    I’ve been making cupcakes with this muffin mix since last year and every time is a win. This is my cheat meal once every 2 months. I also take Ina Paarman’s icing and ice the chocolate muffins/cupcakes with her icing and no one knows that it only took 40 min max 🙂

    September 28, 2012 at 7:29 am Reply
  • blackhuff

    Oh, and the Vinalla one of this makes a delicious cake too

    September 28, 2012 at 7:29 am Reply
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