Who doesn’t love a good biscuit? They’re perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even as a snack. But what if you’re in a pinch and don’t have all the ingredients needed to make biscuits from scratch? Fear not, because we have the perfect solution for you – making biscuits from cake mix!
That’s right, with just a few simple steps, you can turn a box of cake mix into fluffy, buttery biscuits that will have your family and friends begging for more. So, let’s get started!
- 1 box of cake mix (yellow, white, or vanilla)
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 large egg
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix and flour. Mix well.
- Add the cold, cubed butter to the bowl and use a pastry cutter or your hands to cut it into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse sand.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk and egg. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead it gently for about 30 seconds.
- Use a biscuit cutter or round cookie cutter to cut out the biscuits and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown and cooked through.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.
Each biscuit contains approximately:
- Calories: 180
- Fat: 8g
- Saturated Fat: 5g
- Cholesterol: 34mg
- Sodium: 287mg
- Carbohydrates: 24g
- Fiber: 0g
- Sugar: 12g
- Protein: 2g
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
- Mixing bowl
- Pastry cutter or hands
- Biscuit cutter or round cookie cutter
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
These biscuits are perfect on their own, but you can also serve them with butter, jam, honey, or gravy. They’re great for breakfast, brunch, or even as a side dish for dinner.
You can use any flavor of cake mix you like, such as chocolate, lemon, or strawberry. You can also add in some chopped herbs, cheese, or bacon for a savory twist.
- If you don’t have unsalted butter, you can use salted butter instead, but reduce the amount of salt in the recipe.
- If you don’t have milk, you can use buttermilk, almond milk, or coconut milk instead.
- If you’re allergic to eggs, you can use a flax egg or applesauce instead.
- If you don’t have a biscuit cutter or round cookie cutter, you can use a drinking glass or jar with a wide mouth.
These biscuits are best eaten fresh out of the oven, but you can store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days. To reheat, wrap them in foil and bake in a 350°F (180°C) oven for 5-10 minutes.
- Make sure your butter is cold and cubed before adding it to the dry ingredients.
- Don’t overmix the dough or your biscuits will turn out tough and dense.
- Use a light hand when kneading the dough – you just want to bring it together, not work it too much.
- Make sure your biscuit cutter or round cookie cutter is floured before using, to prevent sticking.
This recipe makes about 12 biscuits, depending on the size of your cutter. You can easily double or triple the recipe if you need more.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use any flavor of cake mix?
Yes, you can use any flavor you like. Yellow, white, and vanilla are great for making classic biscuits, but you can also try chocolate, lemon, or strawberry for a fun twist.
Can I freeze these biscuits?
Yes, you can freeze these biscuits for up to 3 months. Just wrap them tightly in foil or plastic wrap and place them in a freezer-safe container. To reheat, thaw them overnight in the fridge and then bake in a 350°F (180°C) oven for 5-10 minutes.
Can I use margarine instead of butter?
We recommend using unsalted butter for the best flavor and texture, but if you have to use margarine, make sure it’s a stick margarine and not a tub or spreadable kind.
Who knew that making biscuits could be so easy? With just a box of cake mix, a few simple ingredients, and some basic equipment, you can have fresh, homemade biscuits in no time. Whether you’re serving them for breakfast, brunch, or as a side dish for dinner, these biscuits are sure to be a hit with your family and friends.
So next time you’re in a pinch and need a quick and tasty biscuit recipe, give this one a try. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed!