ReneeFLL Posted 10 Sep 2011 , 5:14pm
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I do scratch and doctored cake mixes. DH is on sale right now so I want to stock up. I usually buy white or the coconut flavor. I am thinking of buying some of the other flavors. Anyone use DH flavored mixes that really like or dislike certain ones?
TIA

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All4Show Posted 10 Sep 2011 , 5:28pm
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I'm just jealous that you can find the coconut. I have to drive 2 1/2 hours if I want all the other flavors. I like the strawberry. I do the WASC doctored with strawberry yogurt and Loranns. I add a little fresh strawberries too.

Kitagrl Posted 10 Sep 2011 , 6:13pm
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The lemon is good, especially with a bit of real lemon and zest added and a lemon pudding mix.

diane Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 11:31pm
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I have never seen the coconut flavor...that sounds good, especially when making coconut cake. I particularly like the spice cake. icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

kimmi1963 Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 11:39pm
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Just about everyone I know loves the orange and the lemon.

JWinslow Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 11:53pm
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I really like DH. I just bought the Drk Choc Fudge, Butter & red Velvet. No Plans for them but they were on sale.
DH is still 18.25 oz while BC has cut their box cakes to 15. ? and use some new ingredient to make up the difference.

JWinslow Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 11:54pm
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And...I mixed the spice & carrot - YUMMY!

luckylibra Posted 13 Sep 2011 , 12:07am
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I love the spice, I use it for the heavenly pumpkin spice cake recipe from here... everyone loves it. Where are they on sale??

SuzyQ2505 Posted 13 Sep 2011 , 12:12am
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I have never had a problem with a DH mix ever. I always stock up on the white but love the lemon, spice, carrot and most of the chocolates. How can you miss at $1.00 ea???? I would love it if I could find the coconut also, but as yet, it is not to be icon_sad.gif

ReneeFLL Posted 13 Sep 2011 , 12:51am

Thanks for all the info from everyone. Mixing carrot and spice sounds really good. I bought 30 something boxes and will get more of the other flavors this week while they are on sale!

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I love the spice, I use it for the heavenly pumpkin spice cake recipe from here... everyone loves it. Where are they on sale??




They are on sale at a local grocery store chain called Publix this week. I live in South Florida. My husband is an AA pilot (not alcoholics anonymous icon_biggrin.gif) and I have my private pilots license, hence the FLL after my name. It is the airport code for Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Maybe you can contact DH and see if they sell it to any stores near you. I think that you can order from them, but you will have to pay shipping and not get the sale price. thumbsdown.gif
Renee

JWinslow Posted 13 Sep 2011 , 2:30am

On sale at Giant Eagle in Erie, PA

cakelady2266 Posted 13 Sep 2011 , 3:20pm

I use the white, lemon, devils food, spice, Swiss chocolate and classic yellow for most all my cakes, mainly not doctored. I'm not a big fan of the red velvet or German chocolate.

ReneeFLL Posted 13 Sep 2011 , 4:31pm
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I use the white, lemon, devils food, spice, Swiss chocolate and classic yellow for most all my cakes, mainly not doctored. I'm not a big fan of the red velvet or German chocolate.




Swiss chocolate sounds really good. I have not seen that one.

Kristie925 Posted 13 Sep 2011 , 4:42pm

Their banana with some banana puree, a box of banana pudding and some chopped walnuts! That's my most popular flavor!

bobwonderbuns Posted 13 Sep 2011 , 4:59pm

I have a question -- for those who use the DH orange mix, how do you doctor it up?

JWinslow Posted 13 Sep 2011 , 5:21pm

cakelady2266,
Off topic - where is Athens AL in relation to Dothan. My daughter lives in Dothan

ReneeFLL Posted 13 Sep 2011 , 5:43pm
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Originally Posted by Kristie925

Their banana with some banana puree, a box of banana pudding and some chopped walnuts! That's my most popular flavor!




Thats another one of my favorites, but I have never seen it down here. I could live off of coconut, banana and pineapple. icon_biggrin.gif

carmijok Posted 13 Sep 2011 , 5:58pm
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Originally Posted by cakelady2266

I use the white, lemon, devils food, spice, Swiss chocolate and classic yellow for most all my cakes, mainly not doctored. I'm not a big fan of the red velvet or German chocolate.



Swiss chocolate sounds really good. I have not seen that one.




I have a hard time finding the Swiss chocolate, but when I do I stock up. Even un-doctored I just love this with a vanilla buttercream frosting. Yum!!

VaBelle Posted 13 Sep 2011 , 6:03pm

I use DH all the time. I use the Devils Food for my chocolate. I just tried the Dark Chocolate Fudge and it tasted like a brownie, good, but I like the Devil's better. Banana is a hard find, but it's a favorite. Orange is one of my personal favorites. I really like the strawberry too. I use the white for my caramel cake. So far every cake I've made with DH has gotten rave reviews.

cakelady2266 Posted 13 Sep 2011 , 10:21pm

Oh I forgot about the banana it's great with cream cheese icing, and that's saying something because I don't even eat cake. The Swiss chocolate is hard to find sometimes, but I stock up when I do find it. I use it for German chocolate cakes, it's wonderful. I use the spice cake as a base for carrot or apple cakes, very moist and light. I use a box each of DH yellow and devils food with 2 bottles of red food coloring for red velvet cake.

jtrew10 Posted 13 Sep 2011 , 10:55pm

I really like DH myself.. I just wish the strawberry would work for me!!! I can NEVER get it cook through.. it always has a raw center. I wish i could find the reason!

cakelady2266 Posted 13 Sep 2011 , 11:29pm

JWinslow, Athens is north AL. about 12 miles or so from the Tennessee state line.

jtrew10, I use the strawberry all the time but I don't usually have any trouble with it not cooking through. I will tell you something I have learned over the years, if you are using any of the DH mixes by the instructions try decreasing the water a tad. If it says 1 1/3 cups water I use 1 1/4 or maybe even a Tbsp. less than that. Hope that helps.

bobwonderbuns, for orange I mostly use it as is for regular cake orders. But for the occasional family gathering (my husbands, mine won't eat cake) I get creative. I have substituted orange juice and/or pineapple juice for water. I have even tossed in pineapple, coconut and chopped pecans. I got a great recipe for a strawberry cake with coconut, pecans and sliced strawberries in the batter and the icing. I must say for a person that doesn't eat cake this really is making me want to whip up something just for me. Then my ever widening rear will need it's own state.

carmijok Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 12:01am
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I really like DH myself.. I just wish the strawberry would work for me!!! I can NEVER get it cook through.. it always has a raw center. I wish i could find the reason!




Next time put a flower nail or cake core in the center. Those are usually used for larger cakes, but if you're having a problem with the middle cooking, then this will help. You might also check your oven temperature. Sometimes when it's off even a tiny bit it can wreak havoc on cakes...over cooking the outsides and leaving the centers underdone. Just get a cheap oven thermometer and put it in the center of your oven to test.

bobwonderbuns Posted 29 Sep 2011 , 7:40pm
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Originally Posted by Kristie925

Their banana with some banana puree, a box of banana pudding and some chopped walnuts! That's my most popular flavor!




Guess what I found today -- the DH banana flavor cake mix!!! icon_biggrin.gif Now, about how much puree would you use?

bobwonderbuns Posted 29 Sep 2011 , 7:41pm
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Originally Posted by cakelady2266

JWinslow, Athens is north AL. about 12 miles or so from the Tennessee state line.

jtrew10, I use the strawberry all the time but I don't usually have any trouble with it not cooking through. I will tell you something I have learned over the years, if you are using any of the DH mixes by the instructions try decreasing the water a tad. If it says 1 1/3 cups water I use 1 1/4 or maybe even a Tbsp. less than that. Hope that helps.

bobwonderbuns, for orange I mostly use it as is for regular cake orders. But for the occasional family gathering (my husbands, mine won't eat cake) I get creative. I have substituted orange juice and/or pineapple juice for water. I have even tossed in pineapple, coconut and chopped pecans. I got a great recipe for a strawberry cake with coconut, pecans and sliced strawberries in the batter and the icing. I must say for a person that doesn't eat cake this really is making me want to whip up something just for me. Then my ever widening rear will need it's own state.




Man you are making me HUNGRY!!! icon_lol.gif Would you mind sharing the strawberry cake recipe? (Even in a PM?) icon_biggrin.gif

kel58 Posted 29 Sep 2011 , 8:05pm

Oh my. You guys have me hungry and jelous. Im in Canada and DH doesnt sell all of their flovors here. The banana sounds yummy! Maybe on my next trip over the boarder ill have to look for some different kinds.

superwawa Posted 29 Sep 2011 , 8:05pm

I pretty much only use DH mixes, but for the flavors I have tried the Lemon, Pineapple and Strawberry - both on their own and doctored with good reviews on all.

My stores never seem to have Orange but I did once find it once while traveling and carried it home in my suitcase! I did not doctor it much but used it to make a "creamsicle" type cake with vanilla ice cream and whipped topping. I would buy that one again in a heartbeat if I saw it. Now I will have to keep my eyes peeled for the coconut flavor!

diamonds-and-rust Posted 1 Oct 2011 , 12:56am

I love DH too and use them exclusively. I usually doctor them up, using the WASC recipe on this site. For the liquid I use half fresh orange juice and half melted orange sherbert.....I have always gotten rave reviews for this cake. Of course I add in some grated orange rind as well.....yum icon_smile.gif. Also, I decrease the amount of sugar called for in the WASC by 1/2 cup to compensate for the sugar in the oj and the sherbert. I use a flower nail as well to keep the cake from sinking in the middle, as this recipe has a tendancy to do. HTH!

bobwonderbuns Posted 1 Oct 2011 , 2:07am
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Originally Posted by diamonds-and-rust

I love DH too and use them exclusively. I usually doctor them up, using the WASC recipe on this site. For the liquid I use half fresh orange juice and half melted orange sherbert.....I have always gotten rave reviews for this cake. Of course I add in some grated orange rind as well.....yum icon_smile.gif. Also, I decrease the amount of sugar called for in the WASC by 1/2 cup to compensate for the sugar in the oj and the sherbert. I use a flower nail as well to keep the cake from sinking in the middle, as this recipe has a tendancy to do. HTH!




You do this using the orange flavor mix?

cherrycakes Posted 1 Oct 2011 , 2:28am

I only use DH as well but always doctor them. I've had lots of people tell me my cakes are the best they've ever tasted! (Thanks CC for the recipes!!). I love the chocolate fudge, white, lemon, and red velvet. I wish I could get to the States and stock up! Here in Canada they are pushing 2.89/box - it's starting to become expensive!

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