Any Idea How To Use A Cake Mix For A *savory* Dish??

Baking By kakeladi Updated 8 Jul 2014 , 2:53am by kakeladi

kakeladi Posted 2 Jul 2014 , 2:43am
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I have some mixes that are getting old and I'd love to use them rather than throw them out.  The only ideas I have found on the internet are for cookies and cakes.  I'd really would like something else if it's possible.  Who can come up with an idea for me? :)

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MBalaska Posted 2 Jul 2014 , 3:05am
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bake the cake and put some gravy on it.  everything is good with gravy.   :lol:

MBalaska Posted 2 Jul 2014 , 3:55am
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Ok a more serious answer, you may be able to add a lot of flour to a white or yellow mix and try making dumplings for a stew or soup.   I agree that it's the sugar that may kill any savory use.

enga Posted 2 Jul 2014 , 3:58am
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Add some cornmeal, corn, jalapenos and cheese! Season with plenty of green onions and garlic!

 

http://willskitchen.blogspot.com/2011/01/mexican-cornbread-casserole.html :-D

cakefat Posted 2 Jul 2014 , 9:34am
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Originally Posted by enga 
 

Add some cornmeal, corn, jalapenos and cheese! Season with plenty of green onions and garlic!

 

http://willskitchen.blogspot.com/2011/01/mexican-cornbread-casserole.html :-D

 

Seriously? No offense to the creator of that dish..but that looks like hard core stoner food. He should apologize to Mexico and their cuisine for associating that particular dish with their country or their food. 

enga Posted 2 Jul 2014 , 5:29pm
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Originally Posted by cakefat 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by enga 
 

Add some cornmeal, corn, jalapenos and cheese! Season with plenty of green onions and garlic!

 

http://willskitchen.blogspot.com/2011/01/mexican-cornbread-casserole.html :-D

 

Seriously? No offense to the creator of that dish..but that looks like hard core stoner food. He should apologize to Mexico and their cuisine for associating that particular dish with their country or their food. 

 

I couldn't find the original recipe made with Jiffy cornbread mix so I used his, which was the closest to it as far as ingredients. Stoner food, REALLY? All this time I thought it was a really easy casserole that my kids liked.

 

OP if you found the recipe link offensive in anyway, that was not my intention. Jiffy cornbread mix tastes very sweet and cake like. There are countless recipes online that use it the make a savory type of spoon bread. Guess I picked the wrong one.

jennicake Posted 2 Jul 2014 , 6:33pm
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I thought it sounded tasty :oops:

matthewkyrankelly Posted 2 Jul 2014 , 6:36pm
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I'm picturing sweet rolls made with yeast and half flour/half cake mix.  They would be great for pulled pork, sausage patties, and anything that might have a sweet and sour thing going on.  They tend to go well with barbecue and smoked items. Perfect for summer.

shanter Posted 2 Jul 2014 , 11:36pm
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Could you mix the cake mix with some butter and maybe, say, parsley or other herbs, press it into a pie plate or springform pan, bake it, fill it with quiche ingredients, e,g, eggs, bacon. cheese, herbs, etc., and bake again?

remnant3333 Posted 3 Jul 2014 , 12:07am
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Take a box of Jiffy cornbread mix with what the box says to add. Then take the cake box and add those ingredients called for on cake box. Put all together in bowl and  bake in 9 x 13 pan at 350 degrees. I normally bake according to what the cake box says how long to cook in 9 x 13 pan. May have to cook a few minutes longer since you are adding them together.  I have done this several times and everyone loves this type of cornbread, cake mix mixed together.

 

I have not made this in a long time because I now only cook cakes from scratch. I forgot about it. Maybe someone else here will have a better idea than me.

remnant3333 Posted 3 Jul 2014 , 1:00am
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That Mexican cornbread casserole sounds good to me. I am writing down recipe to try this out. Thanks for the link!!

enga Posted 3 Jul 2014 , 1:43am
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You're welcome remant3333, it's really good!

kakeladi Posted 8 Jul 2014 , 2:53am
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Yes, the cornbread casserole sounds very good to me.  I will use it for sure this week.  Thanks everyone for your help.

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