Add Extra Eggs To Cake Mix??????

Decorating By CakesUnleashed Updated 10 Sep 2006 , 11:43pm by mmdd

CakesUnleashed Posted 9 Sep 2006 , 6:19pm
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I thought I read here, somewhere, that you can add extra eggs to your cake mixes in order to get a firmer cake. Is that true? Does it actually work? Do you add the whole egg or just the egg whites? How many extra do you add?

I will be baking within a couple of hours and I was wanting to know before I began. I am using a Vanilla cake mix.

Thanks for all your help!!!

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cakesbybert Posted 9 Sep 2006 , 6:28pm
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I always add and extra egg to my cake mixes. If it calles for a whole egg I add a whole egg, if it just asks for egg whites, I add an extra egg white.

So if a pan takes two mixes, I would be adding two extra eggs, etc.

I also add instant jello pudding to each of my cake mixes, whatever flavor compliments the flavor of cake - chocolate- ie: chocolate, white - ie: white chocolate, carrot - ie: cheesecake.

This does help make a firmer cake and moister. I think just plain cake mixes are dry.

CakesUnleashed Posted 9 Sep 2006 , 6:34pm
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I thought that the pudding mix would make it more moist and too soft to cut and shape??

Elfie Posted 9 Sep 2006 , 6:45pm
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I don't get the whole pudding mix thing. When adding pudding mix to the cake mix how does it make it moister? You are adding dry ingrediants and not increasing the liquids other then by 1 egg. I can see how this would change the grain of the cake and the flavor, but how does it change the moistness? I understand how it would preserve the moistness in a cake for a longer period of time, but how does it increase that moisture?

cakesbybert Posted 10 Sep 2006 , 2:23am
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Don't really understand how it works either. But I just know it does. But when I say moist - it's not dripping moist.

Just know that when two cakes are side by side and one is made with pudding mix and one is not - the one with the pudding mix gets raves and the other one is oh-hum.

CrystalsCakes5 Posted 10 Sep 2006 , 3:27pm
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Bump

Also does anyone know of a site that gives cooking tips like adding an extra egg or adding the pudding, so on and so on. And tells you what the adding extra things will do.

Thanks

Tiffysma Posted 10 Sep 2006 , 4:01pm
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Have you ever seen the Cake Mix Doctor books? She has a web site that has some recipes and helpful tips, etc.

www.cakemixdoctor.com

lilie Posted 10 Sep 2006 , 4:08pm
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I think that by adding pudding to the mix adds more body and makes the cake more crumb free. I add them all the time and I get a great cake all the time. I add an extra egg to my lighter cakes.

mmdd Posted 10 Sep 2006 , 11:43pm
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I accidentally put an extra egg in a cake mix one time...realized it as I was throwing the shells away, lol!

It was a much firmer cake!


I know this response is too late, but let us know how it turned out and what you did. Hope it went well.

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