Recipe From "hello, Cupcake.: Will It Work?!

Baking By kmurph Updated 16 Aug 2011 , 9:27pm by kmurph

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kmurph Posted 16 Aug 2011 , 8:51pm
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Hello everyone-
I am about to make a 3 tiered cake that will be decorated with buttercream "ruffles." I am wondering if the recipe from Hello, Cupcake to doctor up a box mix would be strong enough to hold the tier.

1 box of cake mix
1 cup of buttermilk in place of water
same amount of oil
4 eggs, in place of the amount called for on the box

I was going to try the WASC recipe today- but I need to make chocolate cake.

What do you all think? Thanks so much for sharing your expert advice!

-Kerry

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pmarks0 Posted 16 Aug 2011 , 9:11pm
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To be honest, I don't consider that a doctored mix.

I would either make the WASC recipe and use your chocolate cake mix

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7445/the-original-wasc-cake-recipe

or I would use this doctored recipe.

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7367/amazing-chocolate-wasc-cake

I've made both. If I use the WASC, I substitute 1/4-1/3 cup of cocoa for some of the flour for a more chocolately taste. You can also use chocolate milk if you wanted.

The second recipe uses a bit of coffee in it which enhances the chocolate flavour making it more rich, and you really don't taste the chocolate.

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kmurph Posted 16 Aug 2011 , 9:27pm
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THANK YOU! I didn't even think about using the WASC with a chocolate cake mix.
I just printed the recipe and will now cross my fingers that I have enough sour cream. Sure don't feel like going to the store... again!

Thanks again!
-Kerry

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