A Question For Boxed Cake Mix Bakers

Decorating By butternut Updated 14 Feb 2009 , 1:50am by butternut

butternut Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 2:43pm
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I am wondering if most of you use milk or water in your boxed cake mixes. Thanks so much!!!

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sarahpierce Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 3:06pm
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I use water.

kakeladi Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 3:36pm
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Water 99% of the time.
Occasionally juice for a flavor boosticon_smile.gif

lizardlady Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 3:52pm
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I always use water, but I only use butter recipes and add 1/2 box of that flavor pudding --no extra water needed. Is very moist and firm. I get lots of compliments on the flavor and texture of my cakes.

BlakesCakes Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 2:01am
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Buttermilk or 50/50 sourcream & water mixture. Never water.


butternut Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 2:18pm
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Thanks so much for your replies. I was wondering because I've been using milk/coffee creamer and I love the flavors that I'm getting but the cakes seem so dense. I'm thinking that maybe by using water or water/sour cream it may make for a little lighter and fluffier cake? Thanks again!!

buckeyecakes Posted 14 Feb 2009 , 12:06am
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I never use milk - always water or juice (depending on the cake flavor). If you like spice cake, try it with apple cider in place of the water... YUM icon_biggrin.gif

luv2cook721 Posted 14 Feb 2009 , 12:55am
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VickiChicki Posted 14 Feb 2009 , 1:05am
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Sometimes milk, sourcream or buttermilk - never water. I also add a teaspoon of extract to the mixes, depending on the flavor desired for the cake. Clear vanilla for white cake, sometimes almond too. It just depends - but we get rave reviews for our cakes. I also add chocolate milk to my devil's food and it creates the most delicious, moist chocolate cake!

luv2cook721 Posted 14 Feb 2009 , 1:07am
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for those using milk, do you use whole, 2% or skim?

sayhellojana Posted 14 Feb 2009 , 1:16am
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you can use yogurt too.

MacsMom Posted 14 Feb 2009 , 1:16am
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Flavored coffee creamers icon_biggrin.gif

butternut Posted 14 Feb 2009 , 1:50am
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Originally Posted by MacsMom

Flavored coffee creamers icon_biggrin.gif

Do your cakes come out really dense? Mine do when I use milk or the coffee creamers, but it does give them a great taste. How much creamer do you use? The entire amount called for or like half creamer, half milk? Thanks so much

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