Box Cake Mixes

Baking By jamie7326 Updated 23 Oct 2007 , 4:43pm by aswartzw

jamie7326 Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 1:42pm
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I have heard that you can use applesauce or mayo in a box cake mix in place of the oil. Is this true?

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darandon Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 2:07pm
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Yes, I do it quite often. I just substitute equal amounts. mayo makes it very moist.

jamie7326 Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 2:57pm
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thank you so much

indydebi Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 3:03pm
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A lot of folks use applesauce for a reduced calorie cake.

My daughter makes a scratch cake using applesauce instead of oil and it doesn't take like apples at all. It's pretty much the only scratch cake I've had that I'll actually eat.

sgilmer Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 6:27pm
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I used mayo once and I'll never do it again. When I tasted the batter I gaged. The cake didn't taste any better when it came out of the oven either. Everyone else said they liked it. It was called a chocolate mayonaise cake and that's exactly what it tasted like. Never again.

lvablkmn Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 4:22pm
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Did you make the Hellmann's chocolate cake recipe? I was a little unsure at 1st because you think - who wants to taste mayo in their cake? But I've made the 1 from their website & it is sooo good. It comes out really moist & you don't taste mayo at all!!!

smoore Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 4:31pm
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Originally Posted by sgilmer

I used mayo once and I'll never do it again. When I tasted the batter I gaged. The cake didn't taste any better when it came out of the oven either. Everyone else said they liked it. It was called a chocolate mayonaise cake and that's exactly what it tasted like. Never again.



Are you sure you didn't use Salad Dressing instead of Mayo? Chocolate Mayonaise cakes are VERY popular for their taste and moistness around here. Thanks to my Chocolate Mayonaise Cake, I've got to take one to EVERY (repeat, EVERY!!!!!) single family get together. When I don't or bring something else, I hear about it ALL DAY!

jenbenjr Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 4:42pm
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I have substituted applesauce for the oil with great results. You don't have the taste of applesauce at all. I actually just made a low fat/calorie pumpkin spice cake with pumpkin spice mousse for my Mom, MIL, and myself who are all trying to watch what we eat. It came out awesome! I'll be making it again.....soon. thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

aswartzw Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 4:43pm
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I've had chocolate cakes before only to find out later it had mayo in it. I was shocked. I couldn't tell at all and I hate mayo!

I've never subbed applesauce before but really want to try it because I'm really looking at making food healthy. Especially dessert since that means I can eat all I want, right? icon_lol.gif

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