Best Cake Mixes

Baking By GillyAnn Updated 3 Jun 2009 , 10:40pm by alene

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GillyAnn Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 11:07pm
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Hey, just curious as to the brands of cake mixes you use. And are there any I can get in bulk like 20lbs & up?

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lindambc Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 11:23pm
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I use Betty Crocker cake mixes, Duncan Hines is my second choice. I never use Pillsbury, don't like it at all. I have tried the bulk cake mix from Smart n Final, I don't like the consistency or the taste of it.

I make all my cakes using the WASC (White almond sour cream) recipe, here on CC. I just make variations of it for other cake flavors.

Hope that helps.

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crystalina1977 Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 11:28pm
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i know people have their favorites but personally i tend to use whatever is on sale. That is normally betty crocker.

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Nestley Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 11:35pm
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Duncan Hines is my first choice but Im like crystaline1977, if its on sale its good for me!

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Jennifer1970 Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 11:37pm
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I also use whatever is on sale, and they've all been fine. 10 for $10, I stock up on lots of flavors! icon_biggrin.gif

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jammjenks Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 11:41pm
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I use Duncan Hines. I don't know about bulk though.

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bostonterrierlady Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 11:44pm
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For a White Cake I use Betty Crocker French Vanilla. Everybody that has tried it loves it.

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anasasi Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 11:45pm
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DH is my mix of choice. It's a few cents more but worth it for me because of its texture and moistness.

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osorio Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 11:46pm
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I like Duncan Hines.

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TC123 Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 11:46pm
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Hi! When I use pre-made cake mixes, I get the most positive responses using Pillsbury, adding the extra box of pudding, etc. (I mostly bake from scratch, so I don't use them too often.) I don't know if you can get Pillsbury in bulk, though, as I keep minimal quantities of mixes on hand. icon_smile.gif

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PuffCake Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 12:13am
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My favorite is Pillsbury. By far the moistest IMO. I've strayed before but always come back to Pillsbury.

TCarra,
Do you add a box of pudding to the Pillsbury mixes which already have pudding in them? I've not done that thinking it might be too much pudding, but if you've done it with success I should try it.

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txnonnie Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 6:43pm
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I like Betty Crocker the best. Pillsbury seems really dry to me. Duncan Hines would be my 2nd choice, however, I don't really like it. I know a couple of people who uses the DH and I'm told mine are more moist than theirs.

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annettes Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 6:49pm
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I have added pudding to the mix with the cake falling in the center every time. Is there a secret to prevent this from happening?

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txnonnie Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 6:52pm
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I would suggest baking at a lower tempature...baking the cake slower and baking more evenly.

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jaybug Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 6:52pm
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Duncan Hines for me! thumbs_up.gif

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dhccster Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 7:00pm
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Duncan Hines and Pillsbury. I also use the WASC for every cake. They are always moist!

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BARBARAJEAN Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 7:05pm
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I use Pillsbury white, yellow, and lemon. I use Duncan Hinz Dark Choc. Fudge. If I am making WASC, I use Duncan Hinz white, but only for that.
Those are the flavors I use the most. I love the flavor of Betty Crocker white cake, but they always crack for me, especially the large sheets or large rounds. I have tried most everything through the years and these are what I consider my winners.

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ccr03 Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 7:10pm
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Pillsbury is my favorite. Then DH. BC tends to act funny with me.

Funny thing is, this weekend I tried out the Aldi brand - to see if I could really see a difference. Yeah, I SO could! It was drier and not as good. I'll definitely be sticking with Pillsbury.

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Jaimelt76 Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 7:14pm
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I use DH always unless they are sold out of what I need then I use BC. I never have luck with pillsbury so I choose not to try that one anymore.

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blondeez Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 7:16pm
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I tend to use Pillsbury, but if there is a different cake on sale I will use that also.

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alene Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 10:40pm
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I'm a Duncan Hinges gal myself! I also like the WASC recipe but I still use DH.

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