AKS Posted 18 Aug 2010 , 4:12pm
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Can you add BOTH the cake extender AND enhancer (enhancer = sour cream, pudding, etc.) to the same box of cake mix? icon_confused.gif

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AKS Posted 18 Aug 2010 , 9:32pm
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Anyone? Anyone? "Bueller?..." icon_rolleyes.gif

KJ62798 Posted 18 Aug 2010 , 9:42pm
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The original WASC recipe here on CC has both extenders (extra flour & sugar) and enhancers (sour cream, pudding, flavorings). It increases a cake mix to about 1 1/2 its normal amount.

Search the recipes here for WASC to get the info.

Kristy

silverc Posted 18 Aug 2010 , 10:21pm
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I have combined an extender recipe and an enhancer recipe. I use it all of the time and everyone loves it.

AKS Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 12:07am
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Thanks so much! thumbs_up.gif

newmansmom2004 Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 12:07am
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YES! You most certainly can!

aundrea Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 1:21am
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what type of pudding do you add - instant or cook-n-serve? i never know what to add and i would love to try and add pudding to my cakes.
so its ok to add sour cream and pudding to cake mixes.
along with the extra flour and sugar?

Msjckson Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 1:30am
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This is very new to me. Do you add extenders to cakes baked by scratch?

KJ62798 Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 6:26am
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Aundrea--the pudding is typically a small box of instant pudding. It is added in dry. I whisk mine in with the cake mix before adding the wet ingredients. You can add both pudding & sour cream with or w/o the extenders.

MsJckson--I think most extenders are for cake mix "doctoring". Extra sugar, flour to make a single box of cake mix go further. The WASC recipes here on CC are based on that idea.

It is easy to find lots of variations on the "cake mix + pudding" or "cake mix + sour cream" or "cake mix + both" formulas. Search here on CC or google "cake mix with pudding" to get recipes.

Kristy

Chasey Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 12:27pm

I bake in small quantities just for family and like to extend my mix to a mix and a half for my 2 inch pans while adding sour cream for extra homemade flavor.

Here is the "extender plus enhancer" icon_biggrin.gif I use:

Prepare cake mix as per package directions. In addition to this add:
1 egg
1 cup flour
8 oz sour cream
1 cup white sugar
1/3 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla or other flavoring of choice

*you could add dry pudding to this as well. If I do it, I only add a few tablespoons. Otherwise, using the whole pkg makes me feel like I get a cake that is too wet or gummy for my taste.*

Instructions:
Bake as per pkg directions

dsilbern Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 1:37pm
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Originally Posted by Msjckson

This is very new to me. Do you add extenders to cakes baked by scratch?




In a scratch recipe, you would be "scaling up" or "extending" the recipe to the new yield. The yield is how many servings a recipe makes. So if you want double the amount of servings you just double all the quantities in the scratch recipe.

If you want to be very specific you can use the factor method. That's when you decide how many portions you want and divide that number by how many portions the original recipe yields. That answer is the "factor". You multiply all your ingredient quantities by that factor and viola! You have the same recipe making the number of portions you want.

Ex: Cupcake recipe makes 15 . But I want 50 cupcakes. I need to divide the new amount (50) by the old amount (15). This equals 3.33 and I would round up to 3.5. Multiply all the ingredient quantities in the recipe by 3.5 and you have the new recipe.

HTH

dsilbern Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 1:41pm

I've used the WASC recipe and variations a bunch of times and am always amazed at how much extender is added with no additional leavening agent. icon_surprised.gif

newmansmom2004 Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 9:04pm

Sorry to post off-topic here, but I can't get anything other than the same home page to come up for two days now. Same pictures, same forum topics with the same number of posts. It's like the homepage is stuck in some kind of "stop" mode.

MODS - what gives??? Is there a glitch with the website?

aundrea Posted 20 Aug 2010 , 2:35am

chasey- i pretty much use the same receipe you listed. but never thought of adding pudding to it.
whats the purpose of adding pudding when already adding sour cream?
i guess i can play around but not sure what the pudding provides.
maybe once i know ill understand more.
thanks for all the tips this is so interesting!!

bizatchgirl Posted 20 Aug 2010 , 2:37am

same here newmansmom2004

newmansmom2004 Posted 20 Aug 2010 , 4:06am
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same here newmansmom2004




OK, glad it's not just me. Hopefully it'll be fixed soon.

DeeDelightful Posted 20 Aug 2010 , 6:27pm
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same here newmansmom2004



OK, glad it's not just me. Hopefully it'll be fixed soon.




I can't pull up the homepage from my Blackberry, but I haven't been having problems on my computer. Luckily I had some CC pages bookmarked on my telephone, so i go in thru those pages.

BoozeBabe Posted 22 Aug 2010 , 4:43pm

Years ago I used to add a big "gob" (now there's a precise measurement for ya) of real mayonnaise to all my box cake mixes. Everyone siad my cakes were much moister than theirs.

I would estimate the amount to be 1/3 cup. I added it to boxed brownie mixes too.

I too am having problems. Haven't seen a new MOST SAVED cake since the 18th. I'm sure they know about the problem. Since yesterday I can see new cakes, just not the ones on the top row. Thank goodness all my favorites are preserved.

What would we do without this site............YIKES!!!!

NikNicole Posted 22 Aug 2010 , 6:50pm

Here's the recipe I always use, everyone loves it!

1 cake mix
1 C granulated sugar
1 C all purpose flour
dash salt

1 stick of melted butter
1 C sour cream
1 1/3 C water
3 eggs

I mix my dry together and my wet together and then combine them. Bake at 350. Always comes out great!

summersusu Posted 23 Aug 2010 , 12:31am

yeah, I always do WASC but never done the extender to it. mmmmm, will have to try it.

Uniqueask Posted 23 Aug 2010 , 2:28am
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Originally Posted by newmansmom2004

Sorry to post off-topic here, but I can't get anything other than the same home page to come up for two days now. Same pictures, same forum topics with the same number of posts. It's like the homepage is stuck in some kind of "stop" mode.

MODS - what gives??? Is there a glitch with the website?




Ditto, I thought something was wrong with my computer.

newmansmom2004 Posted 23 Aug 2010 , 4:55pm
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Originally Posted by newmansmom2004

Sorry to post off-topic here, but I can't get anything other than the same home page to come up for two days now. Same pictures, same forum topics with the same number of posts. It's like the homepage is stuck in some kind of "stop" mode.

MODS - what gives??? Is there a glitch with the website?



Ditto, I thought something was wrong with my computer.




Mine's still stuck in the time warp. I tried accessing on my laptop to see if it was my computer but laptop did the same thing. I sent a message to the moderators but no response. Wonder if that feature is also down??? It's FRUSTRATING! icon_cry.gif

Uniqueask Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 1:42pm
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Originally Posted by newmansmom2004

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Originally Posted by Uniqueask

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Originally Posted by newmansmom2004

Sorry to post off-topic here, but I can't get anything other than the same home page to come up for two days now. Same pictures, same forum topics with the same number of posts. It's like the homepage is stuck in some kind of "stop" mode.

MODS - what gives??? Is there a glitch with the website?



Ditto, I thought something was wrong with my computer.



Mine's still stuck in the time warp. I tried accessing on my laptop to see if it was my computer but laptop did the same thing. I sent a message to the moderators but no response. Wonder if that feature is also down??? It's FRUSTRATING! icon_cry.gif





This is Wild I have never seen it down so long, at least we can still log on.

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