How Do I Make My Box Mix Extender Not So Dense??

Baking By Thanksharla Updated 16 May 2010 , 10:15pm by momg9

Thanksharla Posted 16 May 2010 , 1:34pm
post #1 of 5

I really like using the box mix extender recipe of:

1 box mix
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
water and oil as called for on box
1 box instant pudding
1 cup sour cream

However, we don't like how dense it makes the cake. Can I substitute the sour cream for yogurt or light yogurt to make the cake lighter?

Thanks,
Anita

4 replies
amysue99 Posted 16 May 2010 , 1:47pm
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I prefer extender mixes without pudding mix, as I find they make the cake heavier. I use the WASC recipe. It is dense, but not heavy. You could also try reducing the sour cream.

1 mix 3 eggs
1 c. sugar 2 T oil
1 c. flour 1 1/3 c. water
1 c. sour cream 2 t. vanilla
pinch salt 1 t. almond

mamawrobin Posted 16 May 2010 , 2:09pm
post #3 of 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thanksharla

I really like using the box mix extender recipe of:

1 box mix
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
water and oil as called for on box
1 box instant pudding
1 cup sour cream

However, we don't like how dense it makes the cake. Can I substitute the sour cream for yogurt or light yogurt to make the cake lighter?

Thanks,
Anita



Yes I substitute yogurt for sour cream quite often. You can make this receipe less dense simply by adding only 3 eggs and leaving out the pudding.

Thanksharla Posted 16 May 2010 , 7:33pm
post #4 of 5

Thanks for the replies. I truly appreciate it.

momg9 Posted 16 May 2010 , 10:15pm
post #5 of 5

My recipes that use only egg whites instead of whole eggs are lighter.

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