Citizen reporter
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4 Jun 2021
2:08 pm

Easy sweet treats you can make with cake premixes

Citizen reporter

Easy mixes with creative recipes.

Red velvet cupcakes. Picture: iStock

Baking can take a large amount of your time, that is why easy mixes were created. However, if you looking to do something different for those easy mix muffins, cakes and scones these recipes will surely get you creative.

Sweet Dough Vetkoek


  • 500 g SASKO Sweet Dough Bake Mix
  • 10g instant dry yeast
  • 350 ml Lukewarm water
  • Vegetable oil

Sweet dough Bake. Picture: Supplied


  1. Mix bake mix and yeast in a large mixing bowl by hand.
  2. Add the lukewarm water and make a dough.
  3. Close the dough with cling wrap and allow it to rise for approximately 1 hour.
  4. Roll into a small round shape or preferred size.
  5. Once the oil has heated, place vetkoek in oil and fry until golden brown.

Red Velvet Cake Pop


  • 1 x SASKO Red Velvet Baked Cake
    (see recipe as per above)
  • 200 g White cooking chocolate
  • Cake Pop sticks
  • 75 g Butter / Margarine
  • 1⁄2 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 150 g Icing sugar


  1. Add 1 x 18 cm layer cake to a large bowl and crumble until it resembles fine
  2. For the buttercream: Soften butter and add the icing sugar and vanilla essence.
    Mix well until all is blended.
  3. Add in buttercream a little at a time until the cake is moist, still slightly crumbly
    and can hold a ball shape.
  4. Roll into balls.
  5. Melt at least 3 blocks of white cooking chocolate in the microwave.
  6. Dip the tip of the cake pop sticks into white chocolate and insert them into cake balls.
  7. Freeze for 20 minutes.
  8. Melt the remaining chocolate in a microwave-proof bowl.
  9. Carefully dip the cake balls into the chocolate until covered.
  10. Swirl and tap gently to let the excess chocolate drip off.
  11. Decorate with sprinkles while the chocolate is still soft.

Red velvet cupcakes


  • 500 g SASKO Red Velvet Bake Mix
  • 2 Extra large eggs
  • 90 ml Milk
  • 80 ml Water
  • 160 ml Vegetable oil


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Beat oil, milk, water and eggs together with a whisk in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the bake mix to the egg mixture.
  4. Mix with an electric beater (low speed) or by hand with a whisk for 1 minute.
  5. Equally divide cupcake batter into a well-greased mun pan with cupcake holders.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Once cooled down, decorate with desired icing and decorations.