I have a bride that wants a spice cake (very light spice flavor).I got a recipe from the recipe section for a extended spice cake. The bride said it had to strong of a spice flavor. She wants it very lite flavor. So I was wondering if I could do the spice cake and mix with a white cake mix to just add a little spice flavor. Has anyone ever done that or should I keep looking for a good lite spice cake? Any ideas? Thanks for your help
I would just use a lighter spice recipe. Unless she wants the cake marbled with another flavor.
I would not recommend mixing a spice cake with a white cake, as the white cake uses only whites, and has a different density than a regular cake mix. By the time you blend the two thoroughly, you may end up over-mixing it.
I would blend it with a basic yellow cake mix. Sift the two powders together twice, before adding to the liquid.
Oh yes, I've done that many times There is no problem.
If you don't feel you want to do thst, then use yellow cake mix & add 1/2 the spices you would for a scratch recipe.
Hi. I would suggest trying to find a lighter spice cake recipe. If you used the Spice Cake Extender recipe from the Recipe section, I see that it has added spices (2 tsp pumpkin pie spice and 2 packs apple cider mix), so that may have been what made it too spicy for the Bride. Good luck!
Pumpkin pie spice works well. About 1/2 teaspoon should make a nice, light spice flavoring.
Oh thanks for all the replies, I think I will play with different ones this weekend. I will try the yellow first without extra spices, see how that goes. Then maybe the pumpkin pie spice. I knew someone would have a idea.