Cindy_S Posted 25 Feb 2007 , 3:25pm
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How many boxes of cake mix do you use to make a 9x13 cake? The reason I ask is because my father in law had a birthday party yesterday and my brother in law is the manager of the grocery store so he got the cake. It was a 9x13 cake but it was taller than what my turn out to be. I only use one box of cake mix when I'm making a 9x13 cake.

And I also have to say, my cakes taste way better than that one did yesterday.

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MessiET Posted 25 Feb 2007 , 3:29pm
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I use only one box - if you want a taller cake, try the extender recipe...

Kitagrl Posted 25 Feb 2007 , 3:29pm
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If you mix a DH yellow and a BC pound it is perfect (the pd cake is smaller) for the 9x13 and its really yummy too....two cake mixes will be a little too much but its better than having a flat cake, one is not enough.

Cindy_S Posted 25 Feb 2007 , 3:34pm
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Originally Posted by MessiET

I use only one box - if you want a taller cake, try the extender recipe...



Where do I find the extender recipe?

shelbur10 Posted 25 Feb 2007 , 3:37pm
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Check the recipe section. Here's the one I use.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-1977-Cake-Mix-extender.html

Cake_Princess Posted 25 Feb 2007 , 4:05pm
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Originally Posted by Cindy_S

How many boxes of cake mix do you use to make a 9x13 cake?





I use one and a half boxes for my 9x13x2 cakes. And I use the bake even strips and that makes for a cake with the perfect height.

eriksmom Posted 25 Feb 2007 , 4:10pm
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I always use 1 box and the extender recipe. I also use two flower nails for heat conductors, one on each side, about an inch or two away from the side of the pan. Mine always come out pretty level, and they taste great.

Cindy_S Posted 25 Feb 2007 , 4:16pm
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Originally Posted by eriksmom

I always use 1 box and the extender recipe. I also use two flower nails for heat conductors, one on each side, about an inch or two away from the side of the pan. Mine always come out pretty level, and they taste great.




So I mix up a box cake (any flavor I assume?) as it says then mix up the extender recipe and add to the cake mix and mix well?

The flower nails...just stick in the cake before baking?

eriksmom Posted 25 Feb 2007 , 4:22pm
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Yep, just set the upside down flower nails on the bottom of the pan, and pour in your mix. Really easy, and you'll love the results! When you take the cake out of the oven, take a tea towel or a potholder or something and gently press the top of the cake all around. This will help squeeze the air out, and level your cake at the same time. (you'll love the texture of the cake too, after doing that.) But still let the cake cool before removing it from the pan. Then while the cake is upside down, just pull the nails out.

p.s. - be sure to wash and dry your nails right away, they can rust, and you don't want that in a cake!

missyek Posted 25 Feb 2007 , 4:34pm

I use an extender recipe as well, but no flower nails in that size pan. Comes out just fine. icon_smile.gif

gibson Posted 25 Feb 2007 , 5:09pm

I only eveer use 1 cake mix and they come out perfect! I don't use flower nails either for that size.

Bettycrockermommy Posted 25 Feb 2007 , 5:16pm

For most flavors, I only use one mix, but I made a carrot last week that really needed about one and a half. I don't use the extender or a flower nail.

1234me Posted 25 Feb 2007 , 9:00pm

I use two mixes and no extender. I want a thick cake because it gives me more room to write on the sides if I need to.

Kelrak Posted 25 Feb 2007 , 9:51pm
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Originally Posted by wendyintx

I use two mixes and no extender. I want a thick cake because it gives me more room to write on the sides if I need to.




Two mixes will fit in a 13x9x2 pan?

I read on the Wilton site that they recommend 1 1/4 mixes.

mbelgard Posted 25 Feb 2007 , 10:25pm

I use 2 Betty Crocker mixes for mine. They have a hump on them but the edges are even with the pan and I level before I even turn it out.
I've never had a problem with it overflowing.

Kelrak Posted 25 Feb 2007 , 10:29pm
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Originally Posted by mbelgard

I use 2 Betty Crocker mixes for mine. They have a hump on them but the edges are even with the pan and I level before I even turn it out.
I've never had a problem with it overflowing.




Cool, thanks!

bearcreek350 Posted 26 Feb 2007 , 12:02am

I use two mixes also. DH, then level it before I turn it out onto my board. I like a tall cake.

Doug Posted 26 Feb 2007 , 12:19am

i use 1 DH butter recipe + 1 DH French vanilla.

Sub milk for all water

Sub melted butter for oil

YUM!

srodge1 Posted 26 Feb 2007 , 12:28am

I (like Cake_Princess) have always used one and a half DH cake mixes for a 9x13 pan, and drop the temp to 325 degrees. But I like the idea of using 1 DH and 1 French Vanilla, subbing milk for the water and melted butter for the oil! I'll have to try that one!!

cakeladydi Posted 26 Feb 2007 , 12:43am

Doug:
So do you mix the DHBR and the DHFV seperately then combine them?

Doug Posted 26 Feb 2007 , 1:34am
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Doug:
So do you mix the DHBR and the DHFV seperately then combine them?




nope...

just sift them (yes, I sift....high humidity here and it just seems to make them so much fluffier, etc.)

then put both together at same time into my big KA (eggs, butter, milk in ther already)

deedee44 Posted 26 Feb 2007 , 1:46am

Hi Doug,

At what temperature do you bake this ccake and how long?

Thanks
Deedee44

Doug Posted 26 Feb 2007 , 1:52am
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Originally Posted by deedee44

Hi Doug,

At what temperature do you bake this ccake and how long?

Thanks
Deedee44




325 -- with flower nails and bake even strips...until done.

done = smells right, looks right and passes the toothpick test at at least two different places in cake.....

usually about 40-50 min....but that can vary

deedee44 Posted 26 Feb 2007 , 2:40am

Thanks Doug, I'm going to try this for my nephew birthday on the 10th of March.

Deedee44

1234me Posted 26 Feb 2007 , 2:48am

I use the Magic Line 9x13 with two mixes. I do have to shave a little off the top once it is cooked but not much!

Cindy_S Posted 26 Feb 2007 , 2:39pm

Thanks y'all!!!!!!!!!

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