Originally Posted by Caine
Read a standard recipe for yellow cake,
then read the ingredients list on the Duncan Hines box.
If that doesn't give you cause to "reinvent the wheel", nothing will.
Yes they can get their hands on specialty ingredients that we can't get but then that's why the cake is good.
I have a recipe for a chocolate mousse that is so good it's insane; I got the recipe from a cousin that works in the kitchen of a restaurant in the French Quarter. I have to special order the ingredients to make it but it's worth it.
1/4-cup strong brewed coffee (you could sub instant)
1 cup Polydextrose
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Erythritol
3/4-cup Dutch Cocoa
In a medium saucepan, bring all ingredients to a boil, whisking constantly. Continue whisking and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Place 3 eggs in a blender and turn blender on. While blender is running pour the hot chocolate mixture slowly into blender and blend well. Pour into a medium size bowl; cover with plastic wrap and chill.
2 cups heavy cream
Beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Stir 1/4 of the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture to lighten it. Then fold the lightened chocolate mixture into the remainder of the whipped cream. Place in a covered container or individual dessert dishes. Cover and chill overnight before serving.