Dh White Mixes Won't Raise

Decorating By Kathyf Updated 2 Jul 2008 , 8:31pm by michellenj

Kathyf Posted 1 Jul 2008 , 2:55pm
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Duncan Hines white cake mixes with the date of Apr 22 09 and Apr 23 09 will not raise properly. Watch dates when you purchase them.

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jenncowin Posted 1 Jul 2008 , 5:35pm
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We had that same problem with them about this time last year and they a cornbread like texture. We contacted DH and they just said that we probably weren't following the directions right and sent us about 10 coupons for a free mix. (The owner of the Cakery I work at has been baking for 30+ years, I think she has it down!) Once we got out of that batch, it was fine.

DianeLM Posted 1 Jul 2008 , 6:47pm
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Yikes! All but one of my boxes is dated April 22nd! Thanks for the heads-up. I'm going to experiment with what I have.

Kathyf Posted 2 Jul 2008 , 3:20am
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DH says they don't recommend mixing more than 2 at a time. I've been mixing more than that just fine until I hit the APR mixes.
Too bad they can't admit when they screw up.

JanH Posted 2 Jul 2008 , 5:16am
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Boy that's awful. icon_sad.gif

So do you think the problem is too much baking powder or not enough. icon_confused.gif

Kathyf Posted 2 Jul 2008 , 5:24am
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Definitely not enough baking powder. The outer edge raises slightly and the center sinks. Even cupcakes came out flat.

michellenj Posted 2 Jul 2008 , 8:30pm
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Thanks for the warning!

michellenj Posted 2 Jul 2008 , 8:31pm
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Thanks for the warning!

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