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Personally no cake can beat a Ducan Hines
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I also prefer scratch cake. I really like (and so does everyone who's had it) the hershey's chocolate cake ecipe on the back of the hershey can. It is very moist and yummy! For white cake I like silver white cake, I believe there is a recipe for it here in the recipes. It's all a matter of personal preference. Once you find a good scratch recipe you may change your mind! Play around try a few different recipes and see what you like. icon_smile.gif




REALLY icon_eek.gif , to me this is the WORST chocolate cake in the world! I have had it from several different sources (myself included just to see if it was the baker or the recipe) and it is definitely a terrible cake recipe in my opinion. Even using my baking tip for most moist cakes the flavor is just not up to par, and all scratch cakes have a dry texture to them, now for some cakes that is best and what you are going for, but most, not so much.

My customers and I prefer box mix based creations. I totally agree with the OP! icon_biggrin.gif




I did this chocolate cake and it was delicious! Very moist!...What happened to you that you didnt like it??
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post #34 of 181
This is a total personal preferance.

I am a scratch and doctored box mix baker! All (scratch or box) come out moist and taste GOOD.

I learned how to bake from scratch since I was 12 years but seen my mama do it ever since I was younger than that. And the ONLY thing that my mama (she's been the Best Baker for +20 years) told me that makes sense of how you cake will turn out is: "a Cake/Pastery recipe is not like a dinner recipe; It's a formula! The temperature in house, the water, eggs, butter, milk etc... has a lot to do with how your cake will turn out."

Set your ingridents out 30 minutes before you mix...everything will be room temperature (your kitchen's temp.) And you'll have a moist cake.

Hope this will help, HAPPY BAKING TO YOU!

ps/ when someone orders a cake and needs it like tomorrow they're getting a doctored mix... BUT I personally LOVE scratch cake! icon_smile.gif
post #35 of 181
I am a dedicated scratch only baker. (I can't stand the taste or texture of box cakes, I can taste the 'chemical' component) But.... each to their own, some people really like the taste and texture and that's great for them. I don't like papaya but I don't think that people who love it are in any way 'lesser' than me!
I agree with other posters that it takes a lot of practice with a lot of recipes (and a few disasters! icon_biggrin.gif ) to get to be good at scratch baking. And so much depends on your technique. I so so so agree with cakesdelight that the temp of your ingredients matters so much. Lots of people know to take the butter out of the fridge to soften but then use eggs straight from the fridge. You get a much better cake if all your ingredients are at the same temp to start with. And proper 'creaming' is an imperative.

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Ok, I guess I haven't found the right recipe. I will keep looking.... Didn't mean to ruffle any feathers.....
post #37 of 181
My grandfather used to say that " There is a butt for every seat", and your butt may just fit better in the Duncan Hines seat, but I have found that people know good cake when they eat it, and if you don't like "scratch" cake, it just means you haven't had a good one.
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post #38 of 181
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Ok, I guess I haven't found the right recipe. I will keep looking.... Didn't mean to ruffle any feathers.....



Don't sweat it. This is just a topic notorious for starting drama. Usually someone takes an innocent comment personally, and then it's all downhill from there. icon_cool.gif
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Ok, I guess I haven't found the right recipe. I will keep looking.... Didn't mean to ruffle any feathers.....



Don't sweat it. This is just a topic notorious for starting drama. Usually someone takes an innocent comment personally, and then it's all downhill from there. icon_cool.gif



icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif typicall!!!
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post #40 of 181
I think this discussion is great... as a newbie, I've learned lots. Keep on talking.... : )
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Ok, I guess I haven't found the right recipe. I will keep looking.... Didn't mean to ruffle any feathers.....



Don't sweat it. This is just a topic notorious for starting drama. Usually someone takes an innocent comment personally, and then it's all downhill from there. icon_cool.gif



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Yeah, but that's when it gets entertaining and I break out the popcorn! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
post #42 of 181
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REALLY icon_eek.gif , to me this is the WORST chocolate cake in the world! I have had it from several different sources (myself included just to see if it was the baker or the recipe) and it is definitely a terrible cake recipe in my opinion. Even using my baking tip for most moist cakes the flavor is just not up to par, and all scratch cakes have a dry texture to them, now for some cakes that is best and what you are going for, but most, not so much.

My customers and I prefer box mix based creations. I totally agree with the OP! icon_biggrin.gif





I did this chocolate cake and it was delicious! Very moist!...What happened to you that you didnt like it??
Edna



Nothing happened to me, I have tried this cake from more than one baker and it always is bad. I don't like the texture and it is dry especially if you don't use my moist cake method. Even using my moist cake method the cake flavor just isn't chocolatey enough, very flat for my tastes. Like I said I have eaten the Hershey's chocolate cake made by lots of people. Just doesn't do it for me.
post #43 of 181
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Originally Posted by Auryn

I think its a thing of personal preference and experience.
I am 27 but I've been baking from scratch since I was 13.



I'm 27 and I've been baking from scratch since I was (13-7)! Not trying to outdo you, just match you....LOL
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post #44 of 181
It depends on the scratch you are reffering to.

I personally love my scratch cakes better than cake mixes.
post #45 of 181
I can't shake the feeling that it's cheating when you use a cake mix. I don't see where the sense of achievement comes from when someone loves the cake you have just made. That's just me though.
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