I got a nice little stack of Duncan Hines coupons last week that are good for any of their products. Let me tell you, it's dangerous to let me loose in the baking aisle when I know everything is free. I ended up choosing a carrot cake boxed mix and some cream cheese icing to start with. Except....I didn't really want to make an actual cake. So I made this trio instead:
I followed the recipe on the box, which meant I only had to add in a bit of oil and some eggs and water.
But I also threw in some extra cranberries and grated carrots because - well, why not? The batter for the cookies and the cupcakes were exactly the same, but obviously the cupcakes baked for a little bit longer.
How much more fun are cupcakes than a normal cake? Plus, I feel like it's really hard to share a huge cake, and I know that hubby and I won't eat the whole thing ourselves. So cupcakes are perfect for giving away...and keeping a few for yourself.
Once I realized how soft and cakey the cookies were, it was no question that they needed to be turned into whoopie pies, with cream cheese frosting in between. These were my favorite creation of the bunch. Plus, I don't think I have ever tried carrot cake whoopie pies before, so it was fun to make something new.
If you want to make one of these treats, or anything else made by Duncan Hines, you're in luck. I decided not to be selfish and share the wealth with these coupons, good for any product that they make:
But here's the catch - not here. The giveaway will take place on my Facebook page, so if you're not following me there yet get to it! Tomorrow is my birthday - hitting the ripe old age of 24 (gasp!), so I thought a giveaway tomorrow on Facebook would be a nice way to celebrate. Good luck!
Yes or No to carrot cake?
A very loud, very enthusiastic yes. But somehow the whole baking a cake thing is boring to me, and the little cupcakes and cookies are so much more fun.
What's your ultimate birthday dessert?
I don't like traditional birthday cakes, but I do love cheesecake, creme brulee, carrot cake - but not chocolate desserts. Just hand me some form of processed sugar and everything will be ok.
I received coupons for free Duncan Hines products as part of the Foodbuzz tastemaker program, but all reviews and opinions of these items are my own.