I have to be honest, I am busy doing a lot of things, but baking is not one of them. Baking desserts is something that intimidates me. Don’t ask me why; it just does. I have never been one to venture off and bake anything from scratch, mainly out of fear of messing it up. I have friends who can whip up their special dessert with no problem, but not me. The only thing I’m good at whipping up is a box cake or a pie from a box.
This year I decided to try something new. I also wanted to give my babes the experience of having homemade cake versus a box cake, and I didn’t want to fail, so I reached out to Sweet Neecy.
Sweet Neecy’s all-natural cake mix made it easy. She knows how many people feel unsuccessful when it comes to baking from scratch, and she takes the worry and the guesswork out of the process, and when I baked my cake, I did so with no reservations.
After adding my wet ingredients (milk, butter, and eggs), I was amazed at how smoothly the cake mix blended. There were no lumps as I often experience with box mixes, and it folded so beautifully. Plus, knowing that the ingredients are all natural gave me an added peace of mind. I don’t want to come across as a health fanatic, but as I get older, I am more cautious about what I eat and what I allow my babes to eat as well. I was impressed with how beautifully the cake turned out. I also liked that it was just sweet enough. What I mean by that, is that it was a good naturally sweet cake. It was just right. After it cooled, the babes and I went to work.
Since it’s Easter, I decided to use part of my cake mix to make cupcakes for the kids to decorate, and I used what was left to make a loaf cake for us to enjoy strawberry shortcake as well.
Using fresh strawberries, I washed them and cut them into smaller pieces to make them more suitable as a topping for my shortcake. After cutting the berries, I placed them into a plastic storage bag and added 2 tablespoons of sugar (use the sweetener of your choice or none at all especially if your strawberries are sweet enough already). After adding the sugar, add 2-3 tablespoons of water to create a strawberry syrup to drizzle over your shortcake. I have in the past made my own whipped cream, but this time I went with Cool Whip. You can also add a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream if you’d like to make it all the more decadent.
I am pleased with my homemade cake. Sweet Neecy is really all you need to feel like an accomplished baker. I can’t wait to try her other mixes; there are four: Vanilla, Chocolate, Spice, and Red Velvet, and they’re all Vegan friendly. Like I said, Sweet Neecy has figured it all out for you because she knows how important it is to be able to give the people you love desserts made with love.
Thank you, Sweet Neecy for making baking homemade goodies for my family easy. I can’t wait to try your other recipes.