Update On "boxed" Mix

Decorating By KidMcWonder Updated 20 Nov 2008 , 5:23am by KidMcWonder

KidMcWonder Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 1:49am
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Ok, so I made this a few days ago...
http://busycooks.about.com/od/homemademixes/r/cakemix.htm?p=1

It turned out ok...but a *little* dry. It could be because I miscalculated the butter, and put in a tablespoon or two less than what it calls for.

Do you guys think that could be the reason? Or is that too little to make a difference.

Also, would adding oil to a mix that calls for butter be a bad idea? I'm looking for a really moist cake, and I really liked the mix I made this weekend. I'd like to try and tweak it, rather than search around for other recipes.

Oh, and I said I would post pics. But the decorating was so horrible (yes, even more so than my first attempt) that there was no way. icon_confused.gif

TIA! You guys rock!

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JoAnnB Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 11:18pm
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Since the recipe description points out 'reduced fat' that is likely the cause of the dryness. I think using some oil and some butter would be a good thing.

Also, if the cake is still on the dry side, you could always opt for a little simple syrup-with or without flavor

KidMcWonder Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 5:23am
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Thanks so much!
I'm trying it again this weekend for my mom's birthday...I'll throw some oil in there and see how it goes.

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