Woking With A Box Mix

Decorating By grammietofive Updated 5 May 2014 , 6:29am by Apti

grammietofive Posted 4 May 2014 , 4:20pm
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Hi...I am new here and I am sure this is listed here a zillion times but I can't find it :sad:   What can I add to make a box mix a bit better.  I have heard about pudding mix....is there something else?  I will be making a three tier cake....one vanilla, one chocolate....one white.  Any suggestions?  Also the sizes are 12x3/8x3/6x3.  Its a bday cake for my daughter so I am practicing on her ;)  But I do have orders but want to make sure I get this right first!  I am also doing fondant on the cakes.  Thanks for any help...info...advice!   :)

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thecakewitch Posted 4 May 2014 , 4:27pm
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If you type WASC on the search thing on top, you'll get lots of thread about it. Search also the Recipes section.

Apti Posted 4 May 2014 , 5:00pm
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Adapted for smaller mix sizes (vs. 'old' standard cake mix sizes of 18.25 oz.)  From the Cake Mix Doctor book by Anne Byrn


Sour Cream White Cake  Single Recipe

(not a "true" white cake, as it uses whole eggs.  This is my Go-To white/vanilla cake recipe and is very consistent and delicious.)


1 package (16.5 oz.) Duncan Hines white cake mix

1/2 cup flour

1/8 to 1/4 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup canola oil

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon pure almond extract (you can also use vanilla, lemon, etc.)


Darn Good Chocolate Cake (DOUBLE recipe)


2 Devil's Food Cake Mix, 15.5 oz. (smaller size)

2 box (3.9 oz) Chocolate Instant Pudding

1 cup flour

½ cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

8 large eggs

2 cup sour cream

1 cup warm water

1cup canola oil


NOTE:  A single recipe makes approximately 4-1/2 to 5 cups of batter which is sufficient for TWO 8"x2" round cakes.  Since I do not bake with 3" high pans, I do not know how many cups of batter are required for 3" high pans.



and.....just for fun.....a super-popular doctored Red Velvet recipe:



1 Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix (16.5 oz)
1 box white chocolate (hard to find) or chocolate instant pudding mix

1/2 cup flour

1/8 to 1/4 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking powder
4 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract



grammietofive Posted 5 May 2014 , 4:16am
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Thank you....thank you so much!!!!  Exactly what I neede :))

Apti Posted 5 May 2014 , 6:29am
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You are most welcome!  Happy to be of assistance.




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