Alternate To Duncan Hines In Australia

Baking By mrs_smith Updated 30 Jan 2010 , 4:58am by mrs_smith

mrs_smith Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 4:04am
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In Australia, it's not cheap or that easy to buy Duncan Hines cake mixes. Is there an alternate that I can use for the WASC recipe? Would any white cake mix work from a reputable brand?

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sugarandslice Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 4:18am
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Try the scratch WASC recipe from here on CC. It's the one I use and it's great - and cheaper than using a boxed mix. I think one of the reasons so many Americans use boxed mixes is because they're so cheap over there. I have an American friend who lives here now and she nearly fell over when she went to buy a standard boxed cake mix.

Anyway, the scratch WASC is very good. There's also a long thread on the recipe with lots of good advice and variations. I find the only thing I need to change is that I don't use as much milk as the recipe calls for.

HTH

JanH Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 4:45am
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The Duncan Hines classic white cake mix is 18.25 oz. or 517 g:

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Here are the instructions (if you were going to make just the standard box mix just to give you a reference point as to how much batter it yields) with different pan sizes and baking times:

http://www.duncanhines.com/products/cakes/moist-deluxe-classic-white-cake-mix

Scratch white sour cream cake recipes:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-132261-.html

HTH

mrs_smith Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 4:48am
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Thank you icon_smile.gif

mrs_smith Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 4:58am
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Ok another question - what portion of the white cake recipe would I use to replace the Duncan Hines part of the recipe?

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