Duncan Hines Carrot Cake-Anyone Extended It?

Decorating By Limpy Updated 22 Dec 2009 , 4:01pm by horskkj

Limpy Posted 22 Dec 2009 , 12:35am
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The Duncan Hines carrot cake has recently arrived in Canada.A friend made it, I tried it & it was yummy. I normally doctor the DH mixes & was wondering if anyone has done this with the carrot cake. As dried carrots are included & they have to be reconstituted by adding water,would this affect the normal cake extender recipe (extra flour,sugar,sour cream etc) & make it too moist?

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vlk Posted 22 Dec 2009 , 2:14am
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Hi Limpy - I have done it.. and not had a problem - actually its so moist and delicious - its one of my number one requests !

mrsmudrash Posted 22 Dec 2009 , 3:41am
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I am not a big box cake mix person, but did try this one because I had to make a quick cake for my dad and he LOVES carrot cake. I saw it in the store and decided to try it! It was delicious...very good! I haven't made it since, and didn't doctor it, so I should try it again! icon_smile.gif

Heavenlydelights107 Posted 22 Dec 2009 , 3:45am
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I always use this box and extend it. I add in flaked coconut, walnuts and crushed pineapple. I have people say its def better than one of our most respected area restaurants cake! Such a compliment! Paired with a great cream cheese icing, you can't go wrong!

momtofourmonkeys Posted 22 Dec 2009 , 3:59am
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I extend it with the WASC recipe and instead of vanilla and/or almond extract, I add a little orange extract. Have had nothing but compliments with it. The orange brings out the spice in the carrot cake. thumbs_up.gif I then use a cream cheese butter cream recipe with a little orange extract mixed in it too. YUMMY!

mrsmudrash Posted 22 Dec 2009 , 4:01am
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What do you mean about "extending it" - what else do you add to the box mix (besides what's been said)?

momtofourmonkeys Posted 22 Dec 2009 , 4:06am
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Originally Posted by mrsmudrash

What do you mean about "extending it" - what else do you add to the box mix (besides what's been said)?

Here is the WASC extender. http://cakecentral.com/recipes/2322/white-almond-sour-cream-cake-wasc

horskkj Posted 22 Dec 2009 , 4:01pm
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I have also extended it by using the WASC extender. Used pineapple/orange juice instead of water. It was really good! I have also made the Ultimate Carrot cake recipe listed on the box that uses canned pineapple. It was also really good with a homemade taste. The WASC produced more batter. I don't see why you couldn't merge the two together...make the WASC but add the extra fruit and nuts in the Ultimate recipe.

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