just looked at Dawn Foods website & was wondering what was a closer match to the box you buy at the store? The mix desc on the website says you can just add water or water & oil. The base says you add eggs & water. None are all three (eggs, water & oil).....will they taste the same. Don't want to differ from taste & stability of what I'm used to. Also how much do you measure out for a typical cake batter when making from a 50lb bag versus a 15 oz box mix.
I'm just guessing here, but I would try using the same amount of cake mix that comes in a box mix. So if a box mix has 15 ounces, I'd measure out that much. Good luck. Let us know how it works out for you. I saw a big box (maybe 8 lbs) at Gordon Food Services and was debating whether to get it or not.
I had gotten a 50# bag of yellow mix as a sample and I have a recipe that was posted on here (not sure who posted it) and it worked perfectly. I remember it was 3# of mix, water and oil. It worked beautifully and would do it again as my business is growing. I think you will be happy if you do get the 50#'s and you can store it in either a 50 pound food safe container or a couple of 25 # ones from a restaurant supply.
but WHY don't you need to add eggs in either (mix or base mix)??
The package that does not require fresh eggs has powdered egg already added. That will have a shorter shelf life than the mix that does require fresh eggs.
When you buy this bulk stuff, you need to contact the manufacturer for a list of ingredients and their own instructions for basic use.