How To Get Better Texture/box Mix

Decorating By korkyo Updated 11 Apr 2008 , 4:33pm by cerobs

korkyo Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 10:39am
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I need some tips on how to get a better/smaller texture using box cake mixes. I've tried every combination of fast, slow, long and short and still don't get the desired results. Any suggestions?

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leepat Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 11:10am
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Have you tried sifting all your ingredients. We do and seem to get good results.

KHalstead Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 11:40am
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what end result are you looking for??? I sift my cake mix, and add a box of pudding mix and sometimes use the extender (for 1/4 sheet cakes) and my result is a dense yet tender cake that's yummy and good for carving as well.

indydebi Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 12:13pm
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Sifting the box mix is amazing.

To be honest, whenI first saw the idea that people sifted a cake mix, I thought, "geesh, some people have too much time on their hands!" icon_confused.gif But when I tried it, omg, I was convinced and hooked! The smoothest batter in the world .... very silky! Less time to run the mixer...... I was running the mixer for such a long time to get to that silky smooth stage, but with sifting, you really just run the mixer long enough to get all the dry ingredients wet.

ANd the texture ..... Euphoria!!!! The most beautiful cake texture I've ever seen!!

Can you tell I am just hooked on this technique!!???

MessiET Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 12:20pm
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I have been sifting my cake mixes as well and it amazes me how many hard lumps are in my sifter at the end...

cerobs Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 12:28pm
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how many time do you sift the mix for?

leepat Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 12:30pm
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I only sift once.

indydebi Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 3:31pm
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Originally Posted by leepat

I only sift once.




Me too. Any big lumps left, I push thru the wire screen. Otherwise, I dump em in the trash.

Give it a try .... you will be SO amazed.

LEt me add that this was the suggestion that made me adopt the attitude of "If a CC'er suggests it, then we have to give it a try." thumbs_up.gif

plbennett_8 Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 4:37pm
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Yeppers! Sifting does make an amazing difference. icon_biggrin.gif Also, if you are doing the extender or the WASC, I have found that using cake flour really gives a tight pretty texture to the cake. icon_smile.gif

Happy Baking!
Pat

cerobs Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 4:33pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by indydebi

Quote:
Originally Posted by leepat

I only sift once.



Me too. Any big lumps left, I push thru the wire screen. Otherwise, I dump em in the trash.

Give it a try .... you will be SO amazed.

LEt me add that this was the suggestion that made me adopt the attitude of "If a CC'er suggests it, then we have to give it a try." thumbs_up.gif




I thank I have died and went to heaven . I bake some upcake and a small cake with the cake mix that I sift. It was so smooth. Thanks Ladies!

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