Help!!! Duncan Hines Or Betty Crocker

Baking By mrsbdavis Updated 14 Apr 2011 , 6:38pm by hvanaalst

mrsbdavis Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 4:14am
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HELP!!! Duncan Hines or Betty Crocker. Which cake mix do you guys prefer AND why???? I'm trying to find a good cake mix.


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cbrown1022 Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 1:56pm
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When it comes to a mix, I prefer Duncan Hines. It's a little bit sweeter and the texture is nicer. I used Betty Crocker one time, and no one in the family liked it.

ginab922 Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 2:04pm
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Duncan Hines...I think it rises better than Betty Crocker.

Sissy_Cakes Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 2:25pm
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I am on the fence about this one. Up until recently, all I used was Duncan Hines. It is moist and everyone seems to like it. I have been trying out Betty Crocker since I am getting ready to make a cake in which the tiers tilt. I am testing to see if Betty Crocker is denser, therefore hopefully helping provide structure with the tilted cake.

I have made the german chocolate and that funfetti cake mix from Betty Crocker. They do appear denser. Everyone said they liked the taste of the cakes... but boy do I love Duncan Hines german chocolate!

emiyeric Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 2:47pm
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I always make the WASC (or a variation of it), and use Duncan Hines with it, mainly because it's usually a few cents cheaper than Betty Crocker. I've had excellent results with both, though. The ONE situation where I absolutely HAVE to have Duncan Hines, is when I'm making a dark chocolate cake. The Betty Crocker Dark Chocolate Fudge mix is so much lighter in color than the DH, I can't stand it! I also absolutely MUST have the right pudding brand for this as well, for the same reason (some brands just don't make their chocolate puddings dark enough!).

ycknits Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 2:52pm
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I've used both and prefer Betty Crocker. In our grocery stores, the prices are about the same. But Target carries the basic (choc, white, yellow) Betty Crocker mixes for $1.09 - less than half the price at other local groceries. So I'm using exclusively Betty Crocker from Target for my WASC recipes.

infinitsky Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 3:36pm
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Duncan Hines! thumbs_up.gif

ddaigle Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 3:57pm
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DH----only because it yields more batter than the rest.

alvarezmom Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 3:59pm
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I prefer Pillsbury.

pattycakesnj Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 4:03pm
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For WASC, DH even though it is rarely on sale and more money than BC

mcdonald Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 4:05pm
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duncan hines all the way.. never use anything else

bakincakin Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 4:18pm
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Duncan Hines!

deeann20 Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 4:31pm
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karenm0712 Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 4:58pm
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Duncan Hines!!

mayo2222 Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 5:04pm
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Duncan Hines for me

VentureSister Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 5:10pm
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Duncan Hines for me too. Super moist and it seems to taste better too.

Kitagrl Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 5:34pm
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I refuse to buy anything but Duncan Hines....

ljslight Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 5:48pm
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Duncan Hines for me too! I just bought 20 boxes from my local HY Vee store. Thay have it on sale for 89 cents a box!

BakerAnn Posted 14 Apr 2011 , 4:31pm
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Guess I'm the odd baker out! I've doctored Betty Crocker mix for nearly 40 years and my customers love it.

kater82 Posted 14 Apr 2011 , 4:48pm
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I too love Betty Crocker. I use the Duncan Red Velvet but have always loved my results with Betty.

hvanaalst Posted 14 Apr 2011 , 6:38pm
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I only use mix when doing wasc and I use betty crocker. The main reason is that here most duncan hines mixes have a nut warning on them but bc do not. We have a few friends with allergies so as a general rule i don't use products with nut warnings.

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