Help! I Need To Start Making Scratch Cakes That Bake, Feel, And Taste Like The Old (18..25 Oz) Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Butter Golden Mix

Baking By honeyburn1 Updated 20 May 2013 , 5:58am by cakefat

honeyburn1 Posted 28 Jan 2013 , 4:17am
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Okay, So like soooooo many people you have fallen victim to Duncan Hines' changes to their mix (no maltodextrin -not sure if this is what changed everything, but everything definitely changed, and the amounts of the ingredients have changed)  and the amount given...and now I NEED a (desperately) moist, fluffy, yet firm enough for a wedding cake/stacking cake.... Oh and has a wonderful taste!  Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Butter golden mix makes a really good a really good cake.  I have tried 4 or 5 different yellow recipes and now, my friends/ family are complaining about dryness and/or  heaviness of these homemade cakes.    Does anyone have a recipe that rivals my FAVORITE cake mix cake??  

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icer101 Posted 28 Jan 2013 , 4:45am
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Hi, a lot of decorators on this site use this cake from beyond buttercream(jennifer. a c/cer)blog. Google this and you will see her white and butter recipes. hth

honeyburn1 Posted 28 Jan 2013 , 5:18am
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Thank you...but I can't seem to fine the butter recipe on her site :(

FromScratchSF Posted 28 Jan 2013 , 6:52am
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mcaulir Posted 28 Jan 2013 , 10:20am
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AnnieCahill Posted 28 Jan 2013 , 12:31pm
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Here you go:


This has a bajillion awesome reviews on various discussion forums on the web.  I haven't tried it in a cake form.  It does NOT translate well to cupcakes.  but you can see by the crumb how open and fluffy it is.  Not my preference, personally, but if you're going for something that mimics a box mix, it definitely fits the bill.

saapena Posted 29 Jan 2013 , 2:17am
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The Vanilla Butter Cake from the Mermaid Bakery makes a very light cake; you can find the recipe in the recipes section.  I have made it several times and it is an excellent and light cake.  From Scratch's cake recipe is also excellent!

honeyburn1 Posted 30 Jan 2013 , 4:02am
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@ Annie: Thanks I've tried this one, but I don't think it's firm enough for my tiered cakes.  

honeyburn1 Posted 30 Jan 2013 , 4:04am
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Originally Posted by mcaulir 

I've just made this one:





I'm going to try this one this weekend!! thank you!

mcaulir Posted 30 Jan 2013 , 9:02am
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No problem. I liked the tips that were added throughout the recipe. I had to cook it for much longer than the stated time, but I did a thicker layer, so just see how you go.

AnnieCahill Posted 30 Jan 2013 , 1:41pm
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Thanks I've tried this one, but I don't think it's firm enough for my tiered cakes.



I only tried it as cupcakes, and it sucked.  Glad to know it's not that great for cakes either.  I like a denser, tighter, crumb, and after seeing the pictures I decided not to try it as a cake.

honeyburn1 Posted 10 Feb 2013 , 5:40pm
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Thanks all! I FINALLY have my scatch cake recipes!!  Thank you!

nunnun Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 6:37am
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AReally interested to know what recipe that works. Can you please share? Thanks

wummyflavour01 Posted 18 Feb 2013 , 11:00pm
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Ahoneyburn1 which recipe did you use please would like to know

Debcent Posted 18 Feb 2013 , 11:59pm
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Originally Posted by honeyburn1 



I'm going to try this one this weekend!! thank you!

Did you try this?  How did it work for you? And what recipe did you decide to go with as your choice?

waggs Posted 19 Feb 2013 , 12:36am
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I have always used the wasc until recently, I decided to try beyond buttercreams recipie, now that's all I use.  It is beyond amazing.  My husband who grew up on box mixes now will only eat this cake.  I just made the pumpkin and everyone raved about it.  I am now a scratch only baker.  Her recipie is easy to follow and the end result is great.

Kathy107 Posted 19 Feb 2013 , 8:00pm
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Yes please let us know which recipe you liked.  Thanks. 

crustdust Posted 19 Feb 2013 , 10:23pm
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AMy favorite recipe is the White Velvet cake from the cake bible

Kathy107 Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 6:40pm
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Acrustdust, The white velvet is my favorite also. I get so many compliments on it.

cakes4ck Posted 23 Feb 2013 , 1:03am
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I also have been trying different recipes.  My customers and my husband love my cakes...and they are from a box.  Have tried different scratch recipes and none have equaled the moistness of the box mix. Plus, needs to be able to be frozen and maintain moisture as I only have 1x a week to bake.   I also like a more dense cake with small crumb.  I don't want the airy or wholes between.  Anyhow, tried FromScratch (Beyond Buttercream) and loved it out of the oven.  Tried freezing a small cake to see how it fared the next day.  Well, not so good.  Didn't tell husband and he says why is this cake dry?  So, can you tell me does the White Velvet cake (cake bible) freeze well?

Kathy107 Posted 23 Feb 2013 , 7:34pm
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Yes the white velvet from the Cake Bible freezes well.  I have to try FromScratch's recipe. 

oschneiderfritz Posted 20 May 2013 , 4:20am
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AWhere can I find this white velvet cake recipe from scratch?

cakefat Posted 20 May 2013 , 5:58am
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Originally Posted by oschneiderfritz 

Where can I find this white velvet cake recipe from scratch?




I googled 'white velvet cake recipe" and it came easy's%20White%20Velvet%20Cake.pdf

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