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Old 02-14-2011, 01:37 PM   #1
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ISO advice using old cake mixes

I have a couple of old cake mixes that I found back in the cupboard. Can I use them and add fresh baking soda or baking powder so they will rise right?

Any one have an experience? I used one and it was tasty but flat.


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Old 02-14-2011, 01:52 PM   #2
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I think you answered your own question! You saw the results. I doubt adding stuff will change them much. Welcome though!


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Old 02-14-2011, 01:54 PM   #3
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Use them to make cookies. Here is a recipe I used. They taste great. They don't rise much so I would think old cake mixes would do okay. I've used yellow and chocolate mixes so I would think any flavor cake mix would work.
Gooey Butter Cookies Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:37 PM   #5
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Thanks for the idea, and the recipe.
The first box I tried I didn't realize that it was too old, so I didn't add anything. But since I don't bake much, I didn't know for sure if adding something would work. I cook, and can innovate, but I am not much of a practiced baker. I'd like to learn though.

Anyone here know if one can bake without wheat- like oatmeal bread?
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:39 PM   #6
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:09 PM   #7
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Thanks for the welcomes. I love to cook, but have never baked much, and I'd like to learn more about using herbs and spices, so I'm happy to have found you who love fixing food, and hope to learn much from you.
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:59 PM   #8
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I agree, use them for cookies. Here's a discussion that we had a few years ago on making cookie from a cake mix.

Cake mix cookies
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:18 PM   #9
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Welcome. My batchlor son makes cake mix cookies all the time. Also...I make some cookies with only oats and no flour. If you google monster cookies, some of them are w/o flour. Also if you google gluten free oatmeal bread there are some recipes that sound pretty good. They use rice flour though. Hope that helps.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:39 AM   #10
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It's exciting to see a place where so many are helpful, friendly, and informational. Thanks for all of you who have answered with such great links, information, and a welcoming spirit. It is greatly appreciated. thanks.

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