Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Cooking With The Kids #4 - Devils Food Cupcakes (Flora Buttery & Betty Crocker)

 Today I went out to pick up the Flora Buttery ready to use it for he BzzAgent review, and as usual the kids were pestering for this and that. Today I thought "oh, what the heck!" and let the Big Lad choose something. He wanted to make these Betty Crocker Devils Food Cupcakes (despite his past experiences with cakes out of a box), and since one of the extra ingredients is BUTTER I thought it might also prove to be a good chance to try out the claim that Flora Buttery can be used in baking too.

I admit that I am quite impressed! Firstly, the cupcakes came out very well. They were incredibly simple to make. Jack managed just about all of it himself (he got a bit fed up mixing, and I handled the hot oven stuff).

The Flora Buttery worked out just fine as a substitute for the butter. I was worried that it might be a bit thin, or runny, or simply not blend as well as real butter, but it didn't. The frosting came out just as well as with real butter.

And the taste? Well.... as I was filming Jack licking the whisk at the end I did ask if he could tell it wasn't real butter. He said he could.... but that that was sweeter (Jack speak for nicer) so that works out just fine or me!

So why am I using Flora Buttery? 


Well, it's more than just a review (I could have turned it down after all), Flora was a family favourite in my house when I was growing up. My parents swore by it! Mainly because of it's help in reducing cholesterol (it has way less sat fat than butter). Since moving away from my folks I've tended to use actual butter, but now I have kids of my own I'm thinking that maybe I should be taking a leaf out of my parents book (a rare statement from me!) and start using Flora Buttery as my compromise! Healthy Flora, buttery taste.... I think a few more test runs are in need. Kids want to make Mac Cheese this week, first time I'll be doing it with out REAL butter.

In the meantime, check out Jack's little cookery video!





Disclaimer: 


I have been asked to review Flora Buttery by BzzAgent.co.uk, all views voiced on here are my own and that of my son. We were not paid, but were given a coupon for a free tub of Flora Buttery.

I was NOT asked to do a review for Betty Crocker's Devil's Food Cupcake Mix, or paid or compensated for it in any way.


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