Wasc Recipe - Need Help!!

Baking By feli123454 Updated 11 Oct 2009 , 10:00pm by feli123454

feli123454 Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 6:36pm
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Hi everybody, i only joined forum today, from UK (England). Avid cake baker but we don't have the "1 box cake mix" referred to in the recipe. The author also said "I prefer Betty Crocker". Can someone tell me what the equivalent would be if i made it from scratch? (I guess i'm oldfashioned, to make it from scratch?).
I would be so grateful if you could give me an idea.
warm wishes to everyone,
Anya from England

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stephaniescakenj Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 6:58pm
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well i don't know that this would help much but when I make it, I use duncan heinz which should be about the same yield as betty crocker and it's 3 cups of cake mix per box, this is a mix that contains flour sugar and leavening agents.

TexasSugar Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 7:32pm
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I'm confused by your question though and am not sure exactly what you are asking? Are you asking how much batter goes in certain pan? Or just how much batter do cake mixes usually yield?

Cake mixes range from 4-6 cups or batter. The different brands and flavors with in a brand will all be a little different. Better Crocker and Philsbury usually make 4-5 cups of batter where as DH usually is 5-6 cups of batter.

I believe the weight of the mixes are around 18oz before anything is added.

If you are asking about how much goes in the pans, that is based on the size of the pan.

feli123454 Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 7:50pm
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

I'm confused by your question though and am not sure exactly what you are asking? Are you asking how much batter goes in certain pan? Or just how much batter do cake mixes usually yield?

Cake mixes range from 4-6 cups or batter. The different brands and flavors with in a brand will all be a little different. Better Crocker and Philsbury usually make 4-5 cups of batter where as DH usually is 5-6 cups of batter.

I believe the weight of the mixes are around 18oz before anything is added.

If you are asking about how much goes in the pans, that is based on the size of the pan.


Hi there, and thanks all for your help. I will try to be clearer! I think you are all writing from USA, right? Here in the UK we don't have those brands of cake mixes, so I don't know what the ingredient "1 box cake mix" actually refers to. Just imagine a place where you can't buy "1 box cake mix" and where Duncan Heinz and Betty Crocker don't mean anything. So, what I am asking is what this "1 box cakemix" is equivalent to, in actual ingredients -i.e. Flour, raising agent, sugar, anything else? So i can make it up myself from scratch. I hope this is clearer!

TexasSugar Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 7:55pm
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Sorry I had opened a bunch of treads and didn't remember the subject you put. You are asking about the WASC recipe.

If you like scratch baking I'd just bake what you know and you like. The WASC recipes is a recipe that changes the flavor of cakes mixes as well as makes them go futher in the pans.

I'm not sure anyone knows exactly what is in the cake mixes (my guess is that the amounts woudl be top secret, other wise anyone could make it) so that may not be the way you want to go. There is a recipe, I believe in the general section, lately where someone converted a scratch recipe to be like the WASC one, that does not have a cake mix in it. I'd try searching there or the recipe section.

ddaigle Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 8:12pm
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I saw a scratch WASC recipe here last week. I will try to search for it.
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-654467-scratch.html+wasc

erinalicia Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 8:18pm
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There is a thread with a recipe for a scratch recipe WASC http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-654467-scratch.html

Do you have any kind of boxed cake mix in the UK that yields two 8-9 inch round cakes? That's the kind of boxed cake mix the recipe is referring to.

Hope that helps!

feli123454 Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 10:00pm
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Thanks to everybody who answered, thank you so much, i found the 'from scratch' recipe and it's just what i was looking for. I'm so pleased i'll try it this week. Can't wait!

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