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Old 08-09-2017, 10:12 AM   #11
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I know my used to add chocolate chips to her cakes, but they would alway sink to the bottom.

Ive added toppings to brownies
-Pretzel / caramel
-Peanutbutter cups ( chopped up)
-Mint topping

All 3 were a hit, sadly don't remember exactly what I did, and of course, I didn't write it down. So if i ever decide to do it again, Ill just have to go searching
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:09 AM   #12
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I know my used to add chocolate chips to her cakes, but they would alway sink to the bottom.

Ive added toppings to brownies
-Pretzel / caramel
-Peanutbutter cups ( chopped up)
-Mint topping

All 3 were a hit, sadly don't remember exactly what I did, and of course, I didn't write it down. So if i ever decide to do it again, Ill just have to go searching
If you toss the chips with flour before adding to the cake batter, they won't sink to the bottom.
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:13 AM   #13
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If you toss the chips with flour before adding to the cake batter, they won't sink to the bottom.
+1. That also works with fruit add-ins for muffins, quick breads and such.
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:55 AM   #14
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+ 2... My grandmother showed me to do that with huckleberries when I was a kid... And yes, there were huckleberries that long ago..

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Old 08-09-2017, 01:04 PM   #15
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Ill pass that on to mom
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Old 08-09-2017, 01:23 PM   #16
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I like to put raspberries into my chocolate cake. I half squeeze them, reserve the juice, coat in flour and add. I use the reserve juice to whip into the frosting.
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:01 PM   #17
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I do add an extra egg and use milk instead of water for boxed cake mixes but, two replacements is all I would do. I also add things like dried fruit, chopped nuts, chocolate chips, a couple of tsps. of an extract to give a white or yellow cake a flavor to compliment my add ins. (mint extract with chocolate chips for example.)
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Old 08-14-2017, 06:55 AM   #18
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Excuse me for being a bit thick but if you want a more "homemade" cake why don't you make a homemade cake. It would have to be easier and cheaper than buying a box and then all the additions.

(Would taste better too.)
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:56 AM   #19
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And it only 4 ingredients to get a good vanilla cake and sorry to say cake mix is more then one ingredient, it is a lot of additives.

My favorite cake is 175 cake, it just 175 gram of butter, sugar, self raising flour, 1 teaspoon flavouring and 3 eggs, baked in 175C for 30- 35 min.
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Old 08-14-2017, 12:19 PM   #20
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Many years ago I had just bought a bunt pan. Just before Christmas. I bought a Vanilla Duncan Hines cake and colored the batter green along with adding additional vanilla. Perfect for what I had in mine. Then I made a lot of green frosting. Bunt cakes take a lot of frosting. I also tinted a package of coconut green. See where this is going? Yeah. A Christmas Wreath cake. Those red-hot candies for the berries and royal frosting for the holly leaves.

That cake took me all day to frost and decorate. The next year I made my own chocolate cake and used my angel food cake pan. So much easier to frost. And having learned from the previous one, I put aside some of the frosting to make the royal frosting and the berries. I have made this cake every year since then. I even made it for my son's in-laws Christmas celebration.

I no longer buy box cake mixes. I just don't think they have much flavor.
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