Katskakes Posted 3 Oct 2006 , 3:57pm
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What is the purpose of doing this if you are adding one box of flavored pudding?

thanks,
kat

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KHalstead Posted 3 Oct 2006 , 4:03pm
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I think it makes the cake more tender.......you don't taste it.

Momof4luvscakes Posted 3 Oct 2006 , 4:06pm
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I don't normally eat sour cream, but I like it in the extender cake recipe. You can not taste it. Helps to make the cake more dense.

Artisticweddings Posted 3 Oct 2006 , 4:15pm
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You wouldn't believe the difference in the cake when you add
sour cream and pudding(or if there is already pudding in the mix,
you dont need to add it.) I make all of my mix cakes with Sour cream
and milk instead of water. It tastes so rich and not like a box mix.

kisha311 Posted 3 Oct 2006 , 4:21pm
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Artisticweddings,

When you are you adding the sour cream, how much do you add? I was wondering about adding this to my mixes as well, but I was always unsure about how much.

I have had trouble with the cake mix extender recipe, it made the cake very dense and dry. Anyone else have this problem?

vpaz24 Posted 3 Oct 2006 , 4:30pm
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What is the cake extender recipe?

czyadgrl Posted 3 Oct 2006 , 5:32pm
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http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-1977-Cake-Mix-extender.html

is the link to the cake mix extender recipe. It helps make boxed mixes taste more like "scratch" cakes, and you get slightly more batter from the mix too.

I have not had any trouble with the cake mix extender at all, I've loved the results so far. I always use it with DH mixes.
I've recently started adding 1 T. Merengue powder to help the cakes really rise in the pan too.

The only cake I have trouble with is chocolate. It seems gummy to me when I use the extender.

vpaz24 Posted 3 Oct 2006 , 5:45pm
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Thanks for the link. I will definitely try this.

kakedecorator Posted 3 Oct 2006 , 6:25pm
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I like to use flavored yogurts instead of the sour cream. I make a chocolte cake and used raspberry yogurt. It was "heaven". But chocolate and raspberry are two of my favorites. icon_lol.gif

TexasSugar Posted 3 Oct 2006 , 8:33pm

This is the recipe I use when using sour cream...

1 box Cake Mix
1 pkg pudding
1/2 c water (warm)
1/2 c oil
4 large eggs
1 c Sour Cream

ChRiStY_71 Posted 3 Oct 2006 , 8:38pm

KAKEDECORATOR....that sounds great! Never would of thought of that! I don't like the extender in my chocolate cake, but adding flavored yogurt sounds perfect! (I do love to use the extender in other cakes, though!) thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

kisha311 Posted 3 Oct 2006 , 8:44pm

TexasSugar,

Thanks for thta recipe, I will definitely use for tomorrow! I have to bake a class for course 1 so this should be yummy!

Zmama Posted 4 Oct 2006 , 2:26pm

Is there an easy rule for the sour cream, like substituting for water, or adding X amount to normal directions, etc?

kdhoffert Posted 4 Oct 2006 , 4:26pm

I have seemed to have better luck with yogurt than I have sour cream. On the chocolate ones, make sure you bake them longer than called for or they will be gummy.

GrannieJ Posted 4 Oct 2006 , 4:36pm

You know what is so neat about this site...I don't even have to post my questions, I just log on and someone else is asking my question!! Thank you everyone out there!!

good36 Posted 4 Oct 2006 , 5:02pm

I love sour cream in my extender, I get great compliments too.
Judy

bakincakin Posted 4 Oct 2006 , 5:08pm

When you add the flavored yogurt, how much do you add?

THESUGARCOW Posted 4 Oct 2006 , 5:30pm

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cansomebody tell me which kind of pudding mix instant or cooking? please?

bakincakin Posted 4 Oct 2006 , 5:34pm

I add the instant.

newtocake Posted 6 Oct 2006 , 4:33pm

I tried adding pudding and 2 TBs coffee mate plus one large egg to a yellow DH box mix. I baked according to directions and it wouldn't get done in the middle. I left it in longer- and it got brown around edges- but still not done in middle. Any advice?

THESUGARCOW Posted 6 Oct 2006 , 8:22pm

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i dont know why /?
all i cant think it is too much eggs...
i dont put any egg extra...comes out great....just 3 tablespoons of sour cream and instead of 1 1/3 i think it is i just put one cup,margarine instead of oil,and that it is..come great...

kakedecorator Posted 6 Oct 2006 , 8:32pm
Quote:
Originally Posted by kaka

When you add the flavored yogurt, how much do you add?




The "Cake Extneder" recipe calls for 8 ounces sour cream. When I use the flavored yogurt (in place of the sour cream) I use 8 ounces.

TexasSugar Posted 7 Oct 2006 , 4:21am
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Originally Posted by newtocake

I tried adding pudding and 2 TBs coffee mate plus one large egg to a yellow DH box mix. I baked according to directions and it wouldn't get done in the middle. I left it in longer- and it got brown around edges- but still not done in middle. Any advice?




What size pan are you using?

newtocake Posted 10 Oct 2006 , 2:58pm

I was using a 9 x 13 cake pan.

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