Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Problem

Baking By DeniseNH Updated 13 May 2011 , 2:03pm by divinecc

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DeniseNH Posted 12 May 2011 , 2:00am
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Anyone else notice that since Duncan Hines created their new and more expensive Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix, their Dark Chocolate Fudge cake mix now looks like a much lighter Devils Food mix? I think they're trying to force us to buy the newer (much more expensive) product instead. Darn it. I add additional cocoa powder but it's still not as dark as the original.

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JustABite Posted 12 May 2011 , 2:11am
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I have noticed the same thing. Thought I was imagining it.

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cakegirl1973 Posted 12 May 2011 , 2:34am
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I have noticed the same thing. Thought I was imagining it.




Me too!! It doesn't taste the same, that's for sure!

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divinecc Posted 12 May 2011 , 5:29pm
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I hope that's not the case icon_sad.gif

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theresaf Posted 12 May 2011 , 5:49pm
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Funny, I look at the boxes and try to decide what's the difference between Devil's Food and Dark Chocolate cake boxes every time I'm at the store!

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southerngal Posted 12 May 2011 , 5:53pm
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I have noticed the same thing!! so not happy about it icon_sad.gif

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cakeyouverymuch Posted 12 May 2011 , 6:01pm
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Don't use box mixes myself, but couldn't you try adding a couple teaspoons of instant coffee to both darken the cake and punch up the chocolate flavor. My scratch chocolate cake recipe calls for coffee and it gives the cake a much darker color as well as punching up the flavor, and you don't even taste the coffee.

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TexasSugar Posted 12 May 2011 , 6:05pm
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You can also throw in some additional cocoa powder to deepen the chocolate.

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jewels710 Posted 12 May 2011 , 6:06pm
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Ditto on noticing...and the taste...eww...even doctored I could still taste that it had a "box" base.
Time to find a new chocolate base!

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divinecc Posted 13 May 2011 , 2:03pm
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I just emailed duncan hines about this, hopefully they will get back to me icon_smile.gif

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