Duncan Hines Cake Mixes

Decorating By huskerfan Updated 26 Jul 2010 , 3:06pm by huskerfan

huskerfan Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 1:23pm
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I have read on a few websites that some of Duncan Hines cake mixes are vegan. Does anyone have any knowledge of this? Thanks for your help...

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quilting2011 Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 1:35pm
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I asked my yoga friends. They do not use Duncan Hines mix. Most vegans I know bake from scratch.

I converted to all vegan diet for health reason with weight watchers.

My husband is a part time yoga teacher. He asked his yoga friends that are 100% vegan and raw vegan. THey do not use Duncan Hines mix.

mandyloo Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 1:46pm
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I looked around online and found a vegan blog that claims the following types of Duncan Hines mixes are vegan:

Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix
Duncan Hines Creamy Home-Style Frosting (Chocolate)
Duncan Hines Creamy Home-Style Frosting (Classic Vanilla)
Duncan Hines Creamy Home-Style Frosting (French Vanilla)
Duncan Hines Double Fudge Brownie Mix
Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Cake Mix (Banana Supreme)
Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Cake Mix (Butter Recipe Fudge)
Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Cake Mix (Butter Recipe Golden)
Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Cake Mix (Classic Yellow Cake)
Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Cake Mix (Dark Chocolate Fudge)
Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Cake Mix (Devil's Food)
Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Cake Mix (German Chocolate)
Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Cake Mix (Lemon Supreme)
Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Cake Mix (Orange Supreme)
Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Cake Mix (Pineapple Supreme)
Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Cake Mix (Red Velvet)
Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Cake Mix (Spice Cake)
Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Cake Mix (Strawberry Supreme)
Duncan Hines Muffin Mix (Blueberry)
Duncan Hines Muffin Mix (Chocolate Chip)
Duncan Hines Muffin Mix (Cranberry Orange)

http://vegancomfortfood.blogspot.com/2007/01/accidentally-vegan.html

The post is from 2007, so I don't know if there could have been formula changes since then, but it's all I could find.

SHADDI Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 1:54pm
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Really good Question:

I would love to know this question also, as I have 2 Godsons that are Allergic to eggs, nut, and dairy. And I'm a cake mix/box maker.

I hope someone that knows this question we'll help to figure this out.

oops i just saw the other post that posted before me thanks. so much

so let me ask: if I make those recipe with a sprite as I seen some people say they make cake, would that still be vegan. since I'm not adding the eggs, nuts, or dairy.

SugarFiend Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 1:54pm
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What makes something vegan, really? Just curious...

huskerfan Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 1:59pm
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Thanks for the help. I emailed DH but who knows how long it will take to get a response. Does anyone have any good recipes for vegan cakes that would work for a wedding cake?

mandyloo Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 2:00pm
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Originally Posted by SugarFiend

What makes something vegan, really? Just curious...



Not having any animal by products (gelatin, dairy, honey, etc)

SugarFiend Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 2:07pm
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Okay, gelatin and dairy I get - but HONEY? Wow.

I have four varieties of the DH mixes onhand. Classic White contains dairy, but the other three don't. If someone can give me some "animal-products-masquerading-as-mysterious-chemicals" names, I can check the labels.

mandyloo Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 2:15pm
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Originally Posted by SugarFiend

Okay, gelatin and dairy I get - but HONEY? Wow.




I agree..I think it's nuts. But, to each their own.

huskerfan Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 2:19pm
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I went to their website and read the ingredients on the cake mixes. Yep, some don't have any listing for milk products, just lists wheat.....hhhmmmmm

quilting2011 Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 2:27pm
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My daughters have mulitiple allergies, egg, soy, dairy, wheat, strawberries, and peanuts.

I have to bake their birthday cakes. I don't know if any cake mix was processed in peanut free facility.

If you are baking for kids, I recommend to bake from scratch-at least you know can control the ingredients.

I purchased a cake mix box from a health food store. My child had to go to emergency because of the contamination with the cake mix (advertised as egg free, dairy free, peanut free). I had to use the EP pen and call 911.


From that experience I bake from scratch.
So for the safety of any child with multiple allergies, I believe it is better to bake from scratch.

luvmysmoother Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 8:07pm
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I have a friend who's allergic to dairy so the only DH mixes I could find that said "no dairy" were lemon and yellow. The rest said they contained dairy. I made a cake just two days ago for her and was frantically searching the boxes of all my mixesicon_smile.gif

huskerfan Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 3:06pm
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Ok, so I heard back from Duncan Hines. They say none of their cake mixes have any animal by products added to them. However some do require milk and of course eggs which it would be easy to fix that. Not sure about a crusting buttercream though. How hard would it be to do a vegan wedding cake? Anybody out there done one? Thanks for all your input.... icon_confused.gif

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