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Questions for the ladies that bake.

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I know it might sound like cheating and it definitely wont taste the same as baking from scratch... but I have a questions about the box cake mixes.

I made an upside down pineapple cake with one of the vanila cake mixes that comes in the boxes. My family loved it and to me, it tasted just fine and took less time to make.

Have anyone ever used these mixes and re-done other deserts? For example I was thinking of getting pumpkin and integrating it into the cake mix... do you think it would work?  Have you ever done something like this? if so, how did it go?

Thanks :)

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by on Sep. 17, 2012 at 2:23 PM
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suziejax
by Suzie on Sep. 17, 2012 at 9:57 PM

yes I love semi homemade stuff just play with it till you like! I would add some pumkin spice with it 

XVAmomma
by Member on Sep. 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Never thought about cookies out of cake mix. Now I got to google...looks like baking weekend!
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mamalatanya
by New Member on Sep. 17, 2012 at 11:49 PM
I add jello fillings and sometimes soda
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yvonne37
by Yvonne on Sep. 18, 2012 at 7:27 AM

 thank you very much Clarisse.. yes it does help :)

Quoting ReesesPieces:

Yes, all the time! It's easier. I never make a mix as the box says to / I always doctor it up, but I use the box mixes as my base.

Here's a general overview - introducing more liquid or a gooey substance (like pumpkin) requires the addition of a bit more flour and 1 additional egg for solidity. You wouldn't want to use these types for tiered cakes - they aren't sturdy enough. You can add dried, freeze dried, or dehydrated ingredients but will need to add just a tiny bit more of the liquid in the case of dehydratedor freeze dried, but not with nuts, sprinkles, or chips (or coconut). Does that help?

 

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yvonne37
by Yvonne on Sep. 18, 2012 at 7:28 AM

 Thank you Rhonda.. didnt know that such a book existed :)) lol.. now i want it!  will be checking my library.

Quoting michiganmom116:

I've done things like that!  I tell you what:  go find a copy of the Cake Mix Doctor cookbook, either at the library or thrift store, or a friend or even online.  She's got PLENTY of recipes for very tasty cakes, and they all start with a cake mix.

 

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yvonne37
by Yvonne on Sep. 18, 2012 at 7:29 AM

 lol dont worry .. we got you the first time ;)

Quoting i.heart.myboys:

man I cannot type today

 

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diamondsetter
by Member on Sep. 18, 2012 at 7:31 AM
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I made an awesome pumpkin dump cake using a yellow cake mix :)
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yvonne37
by Yvonne on Sep. 18, 2012 at 7:31 AM

 wow never thought of that.. cookies yum! :))

Quoting deedee3849:

You can also use cake mix to make cookies &  crisps. One of my favorite fall recipes is an apple crisp made with yellow cake mix, it's soooooo good. That one is a Pampered Chef recipe (I don't sell, lol but I ate it at a party =)good stuff.

 

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yvonne37
by Yvonne on Sep. 18, 2012 at 7:32 AM
Quoting ReesesPieces:

Oh I make THE best coconut cookies from a cake mix.  Oh yummmmo!  I haven't made them in forever, but they were THE best cookies I made.

 Hi, my name is Yvonne and I am a coconut lover... lol ;)

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yvonne37
by Yvonne on Sep. 18, 2012 at 7:33 AM

 semi homemade are the best!  easy, fast and still delicious...  great tip, thanks :)

Quoting suziejax:

yes I love semi homemade stuff just play with it till you like! I would add some pumkin spice with it 

 

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