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Old 02-08-2012, 08:10 AM   #11
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I'm with FrankZ. Whenever I see a recipe which starts with: "one box of..." (anything), I turn away, don't read it. But I'm strange that way.
Same. I picked up on of those Cake Mix Doctor cookbooks at a yardsale, and gave it an honest shot, but box cakes just always have that weird "box" flavor. Like food in technicolor.

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Old 02-08-2012, 10:51 AM   #12
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I think the recipe is a fine recipe. I have nothing against anyone using a boxed mix, they are convenient and usually easy and good.

I was just making a funny.

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Old 02-08-2012, 10:59 AM   #13
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I tried the recipe using a dark chocolate pudding in the mix cake mix. Technically it worked just fine but the cake does have the texture of an angel food cake. Great for a quick fix, which is what I want it for but it doesn't really come out like say a devils food cake. Still worth the effort.
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:31 AM   #14
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You realize that in my line of work I can't condone this at all. Imagine if all my customers got a hold of this my business would be out the window in a flash! I can even see brides going for this instead of wedding cupcakes. And the thought of using mixes? No, this is just not good at all.

Just kidding! I am trying to find a sweet snack that will help with my cravings and not leave any around for too much temptation! This is perfect, because that little bit of effort of measuring and microwaving makes it not so accessible! And cake mixes? I use them all the time......for cookies that is!
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:04 PM   #15
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Usually, when we want cake I either make one from scratch or I head to the local scratch bakery and buy one. Trouble is...I just want a taste and Shrek will eat it until it's all gone. Not good for us, I do TRY to help eat it so Shrek doesn't HAVE to eat it all.

I like this idea, it will give me the taste I want and not force poor Shrek to eat a whole cake...
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:19 PM   #16
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I almost skipped reading this thread, as I am SO not a baker, but this sounds like a winner that even I can make! Thanks, Kayelle!
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:02 PM   #17
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Joesfolk, you're right, the texture is more like angel food cake.

I failed to mention that Pyrex custard cups are just the right size.

Dawg, I hardly ever bake either.

For all you scratch bakers........have at it!! Maybe you can come up with a recipe as convenient as this, and the same idea.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:51 PM   #18
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I did another 321 cake tonight. It's really nice to have just enough cake for one good serving without having to worry about leftovers for days. As I mentioned before I used a chocolate cake mix with the angel food. Tonight when I made the little cake I added about 1/2 teaspoon of cocoa to the mix. It worked great and bumped up the chocolate flavor. Love it.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:25 AM   #19
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I often make the "cake mix and soda" type of thing, and since this only calls for water, I wonder if that means I can use something other than soda for that?
Like juice, or .... Anyone?
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:42 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Kayelle View Post
I failed to mention that Pyrex custard cups are just the right size.
That's how it starts. First custard cups. Them mid-size ramikans. Then Large souffle-size. Then small Dutch ovens. Then you're buying two of each cake mix.

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