"Health-i-fied Cake Mix???"



In this lab, students replace the fat (oil) from a standard cake mix with a "mystery ingredient" - substituting a healthy ingredient for an unhealthy one. Will they be able to taste the difference?

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Student Objectives / Goals


California's 2008 CTE Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will prepare cake from a cake mix, using a "mystery ingredient".
  • Students will taste-test six different cakes each prepared with a different ingredient.
  • Students will explain how fats and oils might be replaced in a baking recipe to make a recipe more healthful.

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