Which, One Is The Best Cake Mix =]

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miasuzzette Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 2:02am
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icon_biggrin.gif I use Kakeladis ORIGINAL White Almond Sour Cream cake recipe.
I would like to know using this recipe. Which Cake mix is the Best. thumbs_up.gif

Thanks for looking and responding. Have a good one... icon_biggrin.gif

Cake Mix


1- Duncan Hines
2-Betty Crocker
3-Pillsbury

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msthang1224 Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 2:31am
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IMO, Duncan Hines is the Best.

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heddahope Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 5:47am
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I'm a Pillsbury girl myself, but have never really done a side by side taste either. I have been wondering though. Maybe soon.

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sweettreat101 Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 6:39am
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Betty Crocker.

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motherofgrace Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 7:04am
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I usually use BC, but i noticed DH was cheaper lol so i will be tasting my first one tomorrow!

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mamawrobin Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 7:12am
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Duncan Hines for me icon_biggrin.gif I just prefer the way it performs and it also produces about 1 1/2 cups more batter than PB or BC. I don't care for PB at all. I will use BC occasionally though if it's on sale.

I also use the "original" WASC by kakeladi..."hands down" the best WASC IMO thumbs_up.gif

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Liz23 Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 7:30am
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I also prefer Duncan Hines. They're always moist - especially if you add extra ingredients like pudding mix.

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diabolicdesire Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 12:56pm
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I love DH. I use the pound cake recipe on the box and the cakes are so good, moist and durable. Last weekend I wanted to make a flag cake and when I went to the store BC was on sale. I said well it shld be fine to use the same recipe, just replace DH with BC. NOPE ! Def not as good of a cake. It wasn't horrible mind you but def not the same quality. Needless to say I ran out to buy DH for a cake I'm making this weekend.

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GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 1:06pm
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Duncan Hines for me thumbs_up.gif

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deedee4420 Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 3:22pm
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I always have the best results with Duncan Hines

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1234me Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 4:21pm
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Duncan Hines gets my vote too!

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jonahsmom Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 4:38pm
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I'm a Duncan Hines girl all the way! Have used BC on occasion when its on sale, but DH gives me the best results!

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honeyscakes Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 4:50pm
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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

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I also use the "original" WASC by kakeladi..."hands down" the best WASC IMO thumbs_up.gif



DITTO!
However..I've never had any success on that recipe with DH,I am always forced to use BC icon_sad.gif but yea kakeladi's WASC is the best!!!
THANKS KAKELADI!!!
- h

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kakeladi Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 5:11pm
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I have been a Betty fan since day 1 - more than 30 yrs now.
Yes, I have tried the other two but always go back to my love - Bettyicon_smile.gif

When I had my last bakery I used commercial 50# bags of mix that I was told was the same as Pillsbury.
At 1st I had nothing but trouble icon_sad.gif One day I attended a show put on by one of the companies I got supplies from. They had many decorated items on display. I got to talking to my supplier telling him the problems I was having - why I wasn't reordering. He then went to get the bakers who had made the cakes and we hashed out what was wrong. I was mixing it wrong. It was important to do the mixing in the proper steps when making such huge batches. After that I didn't have any more problems.

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thumbs Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 5:40pm
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DH for me, I always add extra stuff to it and it holds up so well.

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VentureSister Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 6:27pm
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DH for me too. Have tried some of the others before, but still prefer DH.

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neelycharmed Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 6:44pm
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BC for me, then DH, and last I don't use P Brand because I didn't like it.
icon_smile.gif Jodi

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JulieMN Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 6:58pm
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BC is my first choice....will use DH if it is on sale. I've not had good results using PB for any WASC recipe....

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queenfa Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 7:20pm
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For those who adds extra stuff to DH, could you share what you add to make it hold up.My dh is always too crumbly.

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sabre Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 7:21pm
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I've tried all 3 brands and found Pillsbury to be the most tender, tasty and forgiving brand. I also love their Softasilk cake flour. It's Pillsbury all the way for me.

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miasuzzette Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 7:27pm
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Poll- icon_biggrin.gif

DH- 11 Votes

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Kitagrl Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 7:28pm
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Duncan Hines, the "pound cake" recipe, totally.

Don't care for BC and have not tried PB.

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carmijok Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 7:51pm
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Betty Crocker. It's the cake the bakery I worked for used and it was the primary cake for all their party and wedding cakes. Especially the French Vanilla, Lemon and Strawberry flavors. We doctored it with Creme Bouquet and it tastes just like scratch. (our other flavors like chocolate, italian cream and carrot were scratch cakes.) I love it when BC goes on sale for 98 cents! I stock up!

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kellikrause Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 8:10pm
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duncan hines for me. I use the super enhanced cake mix recipe on here so I'm adding a lot but it's always great!

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Karen421 Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 8:22pm
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I'm a Duncan Hines user also! I love DH! icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif

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heddahope Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 7:46pm
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I'm just curious as to why so many people do not like PB. Is it the taste or the texture or both?

I love it and it always does great with the WASC recipe for me. Then again maybe it is because I am a novice baker and don't know any better, lol.

Everyone else loves my cakes too.

Also it's like .88 at wal-mart compared to like 1.98. I am always baking for free so this is my go to.

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mamawrobin Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 7:59pm
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Originally Posted by heddahope

I'm just curious as to why so many people do not like PB. Is it the taste or the texture or both?

I love it and it always does great with the WASC recipe for me. Then again maybe it is because I am a novice baker and don't know any better, lol.

Everyone else loves my cakes too.

Also it's like .88 at wal-mart compared to like 1.98. I am always baking for free so this is my go to.




What cake mix is $1.98? icon_eek.gif I pay $1.07 for DH, BC is .98 and PB is .88 per box. I have never paid more that $1.07 for a box mix. Just curious.

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soledad Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 8:22pm
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mamawrobin... I am in miami and here I do not always find it in special, sometimes I also have paid that much! But I never thought of going to walmart for it icon_redface.gif I have always prefer "P" therefore I only have P at this moment,but of course as heddahoppe says we are "novices" we do not know any better. will be getting DH on my next trip to Walt Mart icon_smile.gif I do look up to you guys and thank you all for being so generous to share your knowledge with us, it sure saves us a lot time and $$$ thumbs_up.gif
CIAO

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michel30014 Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 8:43pm
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Originally Posted by jonahsmom

I'm a Duncan Hines girl all the way! Have used BC on occasion when its on sale, but DH gives me the best results!






Agreed!!! Duncan Hines all the way!! icon_smile.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif

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Normita Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 8:57pm
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Originally Posted by Kitagrl

Duncan Hines, the "pound cake" recipe, totally.

Don't care for BC and have not tried PB.




I have never came across the duncan hines "pound cake" . Do you use it straight out of the box or doctor it up?

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