Can You Use Duff's Cake Mix For Wasc Cake?

Baking By Dizzymaiden Updated 16 Aug 2010 , 2:07pm by Dizzymaiden

Dizzymaiden Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 6:42pm
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I just bought two boxes of Duff's white cake mix thinking I could subsitute it for regular white box mix.

But I am having doubts about this - has anyone did it? Or do you suggest it or not?! Thanks!

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DeeDelightful Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 6:51pm
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Hmmm...You might have to try that and report back to the rest of us. I'd also like to know what makes it worth $7.50....LOL

sweet_T7 Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 7:00pm
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$7.50? it was 8.99 at our Michaels here---uh, no thanks icon_surprised.gif

leah_s Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 7:03pm
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Yeah, I laughed when I saw it in our Michael. I think it's $7.99. (And I don't use mixes.) Gosh, I hope you used coupons.

Dizzymaiden Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 7:05pm
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Yes - I would only try something like that with my trusty 40% off coupon!

But really, I am not sure if this cake mix is comparable to DH or BC white mix??

DeeDelightful Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 7:06pm
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I believe i would try that mix in it's purest form first. I want to know exactly how it's supposed to taste.

Dizzymaiden Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 7:08pm
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DeeDee - that is my thought too. I just love the idea of using fresh sour cream and eggs and the Duff mix only requires oil and water.

I have heard it is yummy from CC people so I am trusting that info.

2SchnauzerLady Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 7:15pm
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I think it would affect the volume of your batter, it's such a small box.

3GCakes Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 7:18pm
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Originally Posted by Dizzymaiden

DeeDee - that is my thought too. I just love the idea of using fresh sour cream and eggs and the Duff mix only requires oil and water.

I have heard it is yummy from CC people so I am trusting that info.




Whoa! I didn't realize it doesn't even need eggs?? icon_eek.gif

Dizzymaiden Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 7:22pm
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3GCakes - exactly my expression! I was excited until I got home and then read the directions. My mom would laugh and say "leaping off the cliff before looking" again icon_wink.gif

Anyway I will give it a whirl and see what happens. Can't let it go to waste. Plus, I am alway curious to find out why certain brands think they are better than others.

...here we go....

cattycornercakes Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 7:38pm
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If you have 2 boxes, I'd say do one according to the directions on the back and one as WASC.

Then report back here. No point in all of us doing this experiment...lol

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DeeDelightful Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 8:48pm
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Originally Posted by cattycornercakes

If you have 2 boxes, I'd say do one according to the directions on the back and one as WASC.

Then report back here. No point in all of us doing this experiment...lol

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So true! Great idea!

Dizzymaiden Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 2:07pm
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I did use both boxes and WASC - it was a beautiful cake. The texture, smell and taste (took a little off the top for me winkwink) was nicer than if I used regular box mix, BUT it is not worth the cost without a coupon.

By nicer - I mean it had a tighter crumb, moist and almost creamy look

So the answer is yes, you can use Duff's cake mix as a subsitute for DH or BC cake mix in the WASC recipe.

PS> I forgot to add that it takes an additional 20 minutes to cook on a lower heat. I made two 8 x 3 cakes and had some left over for a biggie cupcake.

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