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Old 11-17-2004, 09:45 AM   #1
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Cake Mix?

Need your recommendations.

Am bringing a "gooey butter cake" to a party next week.

In the unusual event that I actually do bake something, I generally do not use a mix.

But the butter cake calls for yellow boxed cake mix.

Here's the question: WHAT BRAND IS BEST? I made one last year, and, though pretty good tasting, had a sort of chemical taste to it -- from artificial flavoring I presume. Want to avoid that this time.




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Old 11-17-2004, 09:53 AM   #2
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We have found Duncan Hines to more moist and fluffs up more than other brands.

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Old 11-17-2004, 09:59 AM   #3
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jenny, the gooey butter cake recipe I use calls for duncan hines as well.
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Old 11-17-2004, 05:01 PM   #4
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Jenny, I think unfortunately you're gonna get that 'chemical' taste from any boxed mix, unless maybe you can find a 'health food' one - or maybe ordering one from the KA peeps. Could you try adding some x-tra vanilla as a camoflouge, maybe?
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Old 11-17-2004, 05:17 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by marmalady
Could you try adding some x-tra vanilla as a camoflouge, maybe?
Another wonderful idea, marmalady! My vote would be Duncan Hines, as well, jenny.
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Old 11-17-2004, 07:03 PM   #6
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Duncan Hines. Add a box of instant vanilla pudding, it has the recipe on the side for a pudding cake mix.

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