It has to be scratch for me. I hate the taste of boxed mixes. I can always taste the additives they put in. Anyway those chemicals can’t be good for you. I live in Ireland anyway and there isn’t a big selection of boxed cake mixes so I don’t even have to look at that section in the supermarket. I think scratch cakes have their own individual flavours and there’s nothing to beat a nice home made cake. Love this site. I’m new to it and already addicted. Good luck to all fellow bakers and thanks for all advice. I can only aspire to some of your wonderful creations.