Any Tips For Making Cake Mix Taste Like Scratch?

Baking By Naty Updated 4 Oct 2005 , 5:13pm by Naty

Naty Posted 3 Oct 2005 , 3:16am
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Anyone have any tricks or ingredients they add or substitute to the batter to make cake mix cakes taste like scratch?


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HollyPJ Posted 3 Oct 2005 , 3:24am
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One simple way to improve the taste of yellow cake is to use melted real butter instead of oil, whole milk instead of water, and add an extra teaspoon of vanilla.

I've also tried the Durable Cake for 3D and Wedding Cakes recipe on this site and it is very tasty. I think it rivals a good scratch cake.

emi Posted 3 Oct 2005 , 3:29am
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I agree with everything HollyPJ suggested. I also add another egg ( total 4 ) a cup of sourcream, and a box of instant pudding. Very tasty!

m0use Posted 3 Oct 2005 , 12:02pm
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Invest your money into the Cake Mix Doctor by Ann Brynn- best investment you will ever my IMHO

Naty Posted 4 Oct 2005 , 5:13pm
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Thank you HollyPJ, emi, and mOuse for your ideas. Actually, I borrowed the CMD from the library. I also checked out their new Cupcake book. I'm taking notes of everyones comments.
Thanks again,

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