AgentCakeBaker Posted 5 Apr 2005 , 7:49pm
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I saw on another topic that you have baked the buttermilk devils food cake from the cake mix doctor. I was wondering if you've ever added a box of chocolate instant pudding to the mix?

The reason I ask is that my client wants a chocolate cake with buttercream icing and I will be using the ball pan. Since the 3D ball pan will need to have a firm texture I was wondering if adding the instant pudding would work. I definitely don't want to change the flavor in the buttermilk devil's food cake but this is one of the best chocolate cake recipes I offer. Can I send you a private message of the cake I have to make?

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cakeconfections Posted 5 Apr 2005 , 7:59pm
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Adding a box of pudding and an extra egg will firm your cake up a bit.

AgentCakeBaker Posted 5 Apr 2005 , 8:02pm
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Will pudding affect the flavor much?

cakeconfections Posted 5 Apr 2005 , 8:08pm
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I know they make a devils food pudding. I dont think that would effect the flavor at all.

AgentCakeBaker Posted 5 Apr 2005 , 8:09pm
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Ok. I'm going to do a practice run of the cake tonight.

m0use Posted 5 Apr 2005 , 8:21pm
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I have not added anything to it to make it firmer, but I bet adding some melted butter would help, not sure how much though. Probably at least 1/2 a stick of butter (about 4 tablespoons).

AgentCakeBaker Posted 5 Apr 2005 , 8:30pm
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How does melted butter help? Just curious.

m0use Posted 6 Apr 2005 , 2:03am
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Not sure how...maybe because it pulls the ingredients together better. Not sure, all I know is that it works. I made the Bride's White Cake from the Cake Mix Doctor book, and I melted the butter and it made the cake quite firm, great for stacking.

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