Pretty much all I've been doing during quarantine is trying out new recipes and watching TikTok, so when I was scrolling on my phone and saw a hack for boxed cake mix, I was like YES PLEASE.
Karly Stoddard, a self-taught baker who runs a small local cupcake business out of her home in Oregon, learned a hack that makes cupcakes from a pre-mixed box EVEN BETTER. She then shared it on TikTok, where it's since gone viral.
Basically, the trick to making your $1 box of cake mix taste magical is using milk instead of water, (double) butter instead of oil, and using five eggs instead of three.
"All three ingredients really help to make it more rich, dense, and moist," Karly told BuzzFeed. "[The] big part is the fat from the milk and butter. The eggs help hold all that together and prevent crumbling! And, I mean, more butter is always better!!!!"