Anyone Else Have Trouble With Dh Butter Cake Mix????

Decorating By rocketgirl96 Updated 13 Mar 2009 , 3:40am by brandywinecakes

rocketgirl96 Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 10:09pm
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Ack! I've baked two butter cakes now and both have stuck in the pan!!! What's up with that? I use homemade cake release and I've NEVER had a problem with cakes sticking EVER. Now, right when it's most important (my son's first birthday), the cakes are sticking. The first one came out a complete mess. The 2nd one was better, but the bottom still stuck in the pan. I'm hoping it's salvageable because I don't think I have time to bake another one. Plus, the cake sank in the middle both times. Just wondering if anyone else has had this problem and if there is a way to fix it.


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mariela_ms Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 10:21pm
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I haven't had a problem yet. But I rarely use the butter cake one. I bake at 325, don't know it that will make a difference. Sorry I'm no help. Hope everything turns out great for you! and happy birthday to your little one! icon_wink.gif

aggiechef Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 10:21pm
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I've never had a problem with any DH mix and that's all I use. It sounds like you may have left it in the pan too long to cool, or didn't bake it long enough. Did you poke the cake with a toothpick before removing it from the oven?

I hope you're able to salvage your second cake. I know how frustrating that is.

tonia3604 Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 10:23pm
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My sister-in-law had problem with DH butter recipe yellow sinking in the middle and sticking. She had to make a 2nd cake with same mix, not as bad second time, but same problem. Now she and I both only use Betty Crocker.

vita752001 Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 9:04pm
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Same here, I've been having problem with DH Butter Recipe too, sink in the middle and shrink a lot. I've been trying so hard and so long to make all my DH mixes worked. I heard so many good review on DH Mixes but I guess I just don't have any luck with them. The butter recipe taste the best but I had problem baking it, the yellow has chemical taste and the white was too dry for me. But when I tried BC Mixes, I finally realized that this is the one for me.

cor39 Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 3:50pm
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I prefer the taste of the Duncan Hines butter recipe - that is all I use, but I do have problems with shrinkage. I have just lived with it because I love the taste of the butter recipe.

cakesdivine Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 3:56pm
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I love DH mixes, but not the Butter versions, they are horrible! Very dry and almost always fall in the center no matter what. The texture of the cake too is too crumbly for my tastes. I even tried to use one once for cake balls, I had to throw the whole batch out, it was gross.

ThatsHowTcakesRolls Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 4:14pm
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In my experience, there is nothing that can be done about that. I have used that mix for years and I always line my pans with parchment paper when doing Butter Cake. I think it's because of the Butter in place of the oil... I can only assume that it's sinking because it isn't cooked thoroughly though since I've never had that happen....Butter cake needs to be cooked a little longer than other cakes....Good Luck!

aundron Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 10:05pm
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I've haven't used DH Butter Recipe for over a year now. I used to use it faithfully until it started sinking in the middle EVERY time I used it. So now, I just use the yellow DH cake mix.

I haven't had any problems with the other DH mixes, just the Butter Recipe.

Sweet-Kakes Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 2:49am
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I also have had trouble with DH mixes. All of them seem drier than the BC, and don't seem to get the same nice light texture. I personally prefer the BC as well.

sweetsbyjen Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 3:21am
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I had a similar problem but with cupcakes, I think it is the mix, they caved in and were crusted on top, Very gross! I had an order for 50 cupcakes after the first 25 I thought I did somthing wrong, so i made sure to do everything EXACT with the second, and they turned out the same way. I had to start all over from scratch, I'll never use DH butter yellow again!

Arriva Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 3:34am
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All I use is DH, and I get a lot of compliments on my cakes. No one seems to know that I use mixes. I use the white, yellow, and devil's food most of the time. I add vanilla and butter flavoring, and they are delish. They are also VERY moist. HTH

brandywinecakes Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 3:40am
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I don't know that there is anything that you can do to salvage your current cake. DH Butter mix is all I use. I have had it sink once before and I realized that I didn't bake it long enough. It does shrink as well, but like someone else said...I just deal with that because I love the taste. I always know it's ready when it is seperated from the pan (showing the shrinkage). I also pound the cake pan on the countertop before baking to get the air out. I'm not even sure why I started doing that...I think I read it on here somewhere. I also learned that too much cake release can make it sticky causing it to stick to the pan.

I hope you get it figured out! Happy Birthday to your little one!

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