Can anyone tell me how to dr. a boxed spice cake? Would appreciate asap. I am still trying to pull together somewhat of a birthday for my daughter and sister.
Thank you so much.
What are you wanting to do with it? I doctor my spice cake to make it a bit heavier by using a recipe I found on here - the cake mix, 1/3 cup softened butter, 4 eggs, and one cup of milk. Some people add a four-serving box of instant pudding and one extra egg to make a more stable cake. Maybe a butterscotch or vanilla pudding mix for a spice cake?
We used the WASC but left out the almond. It seemed to do ok. Everyone liked it. I needed it to be more of a pound cake consistency for carving.
I made a coke glass with a can of coke pouring into it above. It turned out pretty good considering the short time I had to get it done. I will upload when one of the kids has time.
Thank you for answering.
i got a recipe from c/c recipes. it is called , spice cake extender with cream cheese icing. i have not tried it, but it looks like it would be delicious. hth
Try the sour cream spice cake on CC in the recipes. You use a yellow cake mix and add a bunch of spices and sour cream, and it is soooooo good. Every time I make it everyone loves it! Super moist, right amount of "spiciness", etc.
when i doctor a spice cake i either make it a pumpkin spice or an apple spice cake. For a special added spice i add cin, nutmeg, and a touch of cloves to my bc.
People have also added grated carrot to spice cake, to make carrot cake. I haven't tried it yet, but I could find a recipe for you online, if you wish.
Personally, I wonder how adding bananas would work, to make a banana spice cake.
After chocolate, banana cake and carrot cake close runner-up in the My Faves department.
I doctor my spice cake to make it a bit heavier by using a recipe I found on here - the cake mix, 1/3 cup softened butter, 4 eggs, and one cup of milk.
Tracy, that sounds good! But when you said some people add a 5th egg and small pudding to make it more stable is that a separate method than the first? Confusing enough? Sorry....
I haven't had good spice cake in years and years. It was a family favorite when my kids were little. That and cream cheese frosting. Oh yum! But I'd have to doctor a mix because alone I think alone the spice one is yucky. LOL I do think my tastes have changed over the last decade or so. Towards better quality.
Good question! I like it when you folks jump right in there with my questions!
Is that one cup of milk extra to the water already called for in the recipe, or is that in lieu of some of the water?
CarolAnn - those were two different doctored recipes - one with the butter, 4 eggs, one cup milk. The other was adding an extra egg to whatever is called for on the box, plus a box of pudding mix, plus whatever else is called for on the cake mix bo.
Theresa - the one cup milk is NOT in addition to anything on the back of the cake mix box. I take the cake mix and disregard anything on the back of it. I add 1/3 cup softened butter, one cup milk, and 4 eggs to the dry mix - ignoring completely the instructions on the back of the box.
Got it. Thanks!
Hmm, I'm sitting here thinking I'm smelling banana bread/cake baking! Boy, am I impressionable!!
Yummy, I have a mix of spice cake in the pantry I might just make it with some smashed bananas my kids haven't touched.
How would I got about adding the bananas to the recipe without altering the texture? Any ideas?
I always doctor my box spice cake by adding raisins and small pieces of apples. I also add maple flavouring to my frosting mmmmmmm maple and apples and spices oh my lol making me want some right now. lol
When I doctor a cake mix I add a small box of instant pudding, milk instead of the water called for, an extra egg, melted butter instead of the oil called for and flavorings of my choice(such as a teaspoon almond or vanilla extract, or other liquor). Sometimes I sub other liquids for some of the milk, like lemon juice and add a little lemon zest also. I've never done a spice cake mix but bet you could add some nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. Maple flavoring or syrup might be nice in place of some of the milk and I would check out the instant pudding flavors and try to pick one that complimented those flavors, sometimes they have a cinnamon vanilla pudding, that would be good.