susanmm23 Posted 27 May 2005 , 1:31am
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have any of you ever used a boxed carrot cake mix??? if so was it good.

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veejaytx Posted 27 May 2005 , 1:54am
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I've never seen one, not too sure it exists, Susan.
Janice

lilscakes Posted 27 May 2005 , 2:21am
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I've used this one. It's ok...but certainly doesn't come close to the taste of the real thing. I used it for the one posted in my photos....It's caramel swirled over bc. If memory serves me correct, I doctored it up with the cake extender I also posted a while back. You have to adjust your spices a bit as the extender does tend to minimize them. I can't recall which brand I used. I don't have a preference and use all from Betty Crocker, DH, or generic store brands....

famousamous Posted 27 May 2005 , 3:40am
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Betty Crocker makes a good one. I made it about 3 weeks ago and just added walnuts and raisns. It was moist, everyone liked it. thumbs_up.gif

Lisa Posted 27 May 2005 , 3:46am
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I love carrot cake...my favorite! I didn't know they made a mix either but I've never looked. I can't imagine making a carrot cake without using real carrots. Anyone ever doctored a mix with carrots?

veejaytx Posted 27 May 2005 , 4:10am
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Wow, guess we'd better be checking around for the carrot cake mix, sure didn't know it was available! I like them, but seldom take the time to make it, this might be a great solution! Janice

famousamous Posted 27 May 2005 , 4:23am
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I bought mine from H-E-B pantry in TX.

tcturtleshell Posted 27 May 2005 , 5:10am
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I've had the carrot cake! It's very good! My Mom made a few weeks ago. The box has directions on the side for extra's to add to it. It tasted like a scratch carrot cake! Try it!! mmmmmgood!!

Misska21 Posted 27 May 2005 , 5:15am
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BC, DH and Pillsbury all make carrot cake box mixes. They are pretty good!

susanmm23 Posted 27 May 2005 , 12:33pm

thanks everyone i will be making my mom one for her bday. which is just 3 days before my sons birthday party so as you can imagine i will be way to busy to do it from scratch. when did kids parties get so big we will be having close to 50 people for my sons party. just thinking about ti stresses me out. lol

blessBeckysbaking Posted 28 May 2005 , 10:56am

Bc c cake is really good an takes add ins great

Newbie Posted 28 May 2005 , 12:32pm

Boxed carrot cake mix is great - add the extras suggested on the box (shredded carrots, coconut, raisens, walnuts and spices) and it's super. Be sure to use the crusting cream cheese frosting - it's great for decorating. (Just search the forums - you'll find the recipe, posted by someone else.)

By the way, boxed spice cake is also excellent and doctors up great - but sometimes harder to find.

have fun!

susanmm23 Posted 28 May 2005 , 1:21pm

Our walmarts have a bunch of yummy cake mixes i just have neve tried the carrot cake. one time i was soooo busy making thanksgiving dinner for about 23 people i made a boxed pineapple upsie down cake. It came with everything the pineapples and all. lol everyone loved it.

traci Posted 28 May 2005 , 1:29pm

I have used the Betty Crocker Super Moist. I added shredded carrots, walnuts, and mexican vanilla. Everyone loved it!
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Ladycake Posted 28 May 2005 , 2:23pm
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Originally Posted by susanmm23

have any of you ever used a boxed carrot cake mix??? if so was it good.





I use Betty Crockers Carrot all of the time they are great.... if yor able to get fresh carrot juice add that in place of your water and its out of this world.... There is a company called Bolthouse Farms that is a carrot company and they make a carrot juice that is kept in the cold area if your able to get that use that I am not sure if they sell there juices out of town or not I know there carrots are sold all over the world....

susanmm23 Posted 28 May 2005 , 2:28pm

is the juice in the produce section or the frezzer section???? that sound great i am going to look for it on my next shopping trip thanks !!!!!

Ladycake Posted 28 May 2005 , 2:43pm

This is what the bottle looks like.... Every where I have seen it in our home town they have there own open face cooler box and they are closest to the produce area not sure how they are if they are around the world like I said I know our Carrots go out to you guys so I would think that our juices would too... they come in this larger size and a smaller one that works out to be two cups... I know that our Sam's clubs carry them so you may look there too...


The Strawberry and Bananna one is good too if your able to get that one for cakes.... it goes good in strawberry or bananna or even white cake mixes...
LL

lagunacakelady Posted 28 May 2005 , 3:26pm

We get the bolthouse juices here in HK too !! How do you use them in cake mixes ? Sounds like a great idea and can't wait to try them. Do you replace the water/milk with juice or do you add juice in addition to the recommended water to be added ? If so how much juice should you add to a mix ?

Ladycake Posted 28 May 2005 , 3:37pm
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Originally Posted by lagunacakelady

We get the Bolthouse juices here in HK too !! How do you use them in cake mixes ? Sounds like a great idea and can't wait to try them. Do you replace the water/milk with juice or do you add juice in addition to the recommended water to be added ? If so how much juice should you add to a mix ?




I replace the water with the juice the same amount that you would use of water... Any flavor of there juices.. I have used and like the

Berry
Banana - Strawberry
Carrot...


Also here is a link for others that are looking for this product here is there store locater
http://www.bolthouse.com/store_locator.html
Just put in your state and your zip.. looks like they are all over the place...

Also here is a link to the ones they have..
http://www.bolthouse.com/juice_main.html

And the main web address is www.bolthouse.com

I did try the Soy one and to me it tasted like tummy medication.. LOL so try it before you use it ....

susanmm23 Posted 28 May 2005 , 3:51pm

They do have it here. Thank you sooo much for your help. I cant wait to try it.

susanmm23 Posted 28 May 2005 , 3:56pm

Oh man i cant wait to buy this stuff. They have orange juice!!!!!!!! Im sorry but anyone who has ever lived in Cali anf had their fresh fruits and then moved and most of the produce is shipped in You know what im talking about lol its just not the same. I think i may go buy some of the orange juice today.

mrsfish94 Posted 28 May 2005 , 5:34pm

Ok..The carrot cake I just did was a recipe from the Cake Mix Doctor. It came out great! It called for 2 teaspoons of Cinnamon but I use 1 teaspoon of Pumpkin pie spice and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. I added only shredded carrots and raisins....no nuts. I was very happy with it!

lagunacakelady Posted 29 May 2005 , 6:43am

Thank you ladycake icon_smile.gif

veejaytx Posted 29 May 2005 , 7:52am

Thank you, ladycake, here in the my area there's a list of about 25 places to get these products. I'm going to give them a try for sure!
Janice

Ladycake Posted 29 May 2005 , 4:35pm
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Originally Posted by veejaytx

Thank you, ladycake, here in the my area there's a list of about 25 places to get these products. I'm going to give them a try for sure!
Janice





All of you that are going to get this please post what you think about this...

susanmm23 Posted 6 Jun 2005 , 12:03am

just wanted to let you know i bought the juice today and will let you know what i think of the cake. I will probably make it tuesday. I also picked up the strawberry banana i am really excited about using it.

Ladycake Posted 6 Jun 2005 , 1:31am
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Originally Posted by susanmm23

just wanted to let you know i bought the juice today and will let you know what i think of the cake. I will probably make it tuesday. I also picked up the strawberry banana i am really excited about using it.




Oh good I cant wait to hear what you think of it .. The bananna one is good on ice too... LOL

susanmm23 Posted 6 Jun 2005 , 2:42am

yeah i bought it with the intentions of using it in my cake but then i though hmmm this would be great blended with ice. so i guess i will buy some more. by the way how much to pay for each bottle out there??? i 2.50 for the big ones and the small ones are 1.50.

Ladycake Posted 6 Jun 2005 , 3:34am
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Originally Posted by susanmm23

yeah i bought it with the intentions of using it in my cake but then i though hmmm this would be great blended with ice. so i guess i will buy some more. by the way how much to pay for each bottle out there??? i 2.50 for the big ones and the small ones are 1.50.




$1.99 for the small and 3 something for the larger one but if I go to Sams Club I can get two of the large ones for 3 something so I try to do that when I am there..

Right now I have some of the Carrot juice in the freezer to see if it would freeze well or not cause if it does well then .. LOL

susanmm23 Posted 6 Jun 2005 , 3:37am

lol yeah let me know how thay goes. i guess i got a fair price then. I will have to check my sams club. maybe it will be cheaper there. although for fresh juice like this you cant really beat 2.50. I was dissapointed they didnt have the orange juice but i plan on looking at one of the other walmarts in town.

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