Extender Recipe

Baking By cakinqueen Updated 17 Aug 2015 , 2:59am by pastrypet

cakinqueen Posted 13 Apr 2006 , 2:26pm
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Hi, there has been so much talk about doctoring mixes and extenders used. I looked under recipes for the extender and didn't find anything. I am sure its there and I just don't see it. Can someone help me with this. Also is there a basic extender or are they all specific to the cake? Thanks

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Kiddiekakes Posted 13 Apr 2006 , 2:30pm
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Here is the recipe I use:

1 cup Flour
3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup water
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 crisco oil


these ingredients are added after the cake batter has been made.

gives you an extra cup, cup and a half of batter.

COLIEB Posted 13 Apr 2006 , 2:34pm
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There is one under recipes here labeled "cake mix extender" and I've used it and loved it. Good luck.

fearlessbaker Posted 13 Apr 2006 , 2:37pm
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KiddieKakes,I am sorry I know his question has been asked before . When you use the extender do you still use all the ingredients listed on the back of the box?

Kiddiekakes Posted 13 Apr 2006 , 2:38pm
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Yes...mix the cake mix up like it instructs you too.Then you add the extra ingredients which will give you almost 2 cups extra of batter.It doesn't change the taste or anything and actually makes the cake a bit denser which is good.

cakinqueen Posted 13 Apr 2006 , 3:34pm
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THANKS FOR THE INFO. I knew someone here would help me out!

fearlessbaker Posted 13 Apr 2006 , 3:38pm
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KiddieKakes, Thanks so much. I printed it out so I won't forget.

egarman Posted 13 Apr 2006 , 3:42pm
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Can someone remind me what the purpose of doing this is? I gues I just don't "get" it! Sorry.
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Kiddiekakes Posted 13 Apr 2006 , 5:03pm
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The purpose is for cakes that need just a little more than a one box recipe so that you don't have to open another box.

steph95 Posted 13 Apr 2006 , 7:36pm
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Ok. there was a thread a few weeks ago about the extender Kiddiecakes uses vs. the one on CC. I've been using the one on CC for a while. Someone asked about the benefits of using baking powder in Kiddiecakes extender, but I didn't get around to seeing a response. I used the CC extender last night and added 1 tsp of baking powder. It seems ok othewise, but the center had a well. I just cut off the edges to even it up, and it was fine. Shouldn't it have risen?
Kiddiecakes: do you have a good rise with yours?

whitleyjean Posted 15 Aug 2015 , 4:07am
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Can you make cupcakes with the extender recipe? Or does it only work well with cakes?

pastrypet Posted 17 Aug 2015 , 2:59am
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What does 1/2 crisco oil mean? Is that 1/2 cup?

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