Adding Baking Powder To A Box Mix?

Decorating By Reganlynn Updated 27 Apr 2008 , 2:25am by JanH

Reganlynn Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 4:25pm
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Has anyone ever added baking powder to a box mix to get a higher rise? I have heard of this but never tried it....just wondering if anyone has.

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JanH Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 2:25am
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Some members add extra baking powder when extending/enhancing their cake mixes.

However, just adding extra baking powder to a box mix might not yield the results you're after as too much fat or sugar and/or leavening will cause a cake to fall upon cooling. icon_sad.gif

Handy cake troubleshooting charts:

http://tinyurl.com/2p5bdu

http://tinyurl.com/32goqe

Cakes rising higher than the pan:
(Indydebi's method using straight BC cake mixes.)

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-334013-.html

Additionally, not all cake mixes yield the same amount of batter....

To be sure you're using at least the minimum amount of batter required for your pans, here's a link to Wilton's cake preparation and servings charts:

http://www.wilton.com/cake/cakeprep/baking/times/index.cfm
(Also gives recommened baking temps. and times - and more.)

My recipe of choice is usually the WASC cake which has the reliability of a mix but with a more homemade taste. )

Classic WASC recipe:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-584319-.html

Expanded flavors version WASC*:

http://tinyurl.com/2cu8s4

Using the expanded flavors WASC (and DH white cake mixes) a full recipe yields a tad over 14 cups of batter which is great for large pans or multiple smaller ones.

*The basic difference between these two recipes is the use of a small amount of oil. (To date, I've only used this version.)

HTH

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