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post #1 of 17
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Has anyone ever used kool aid to flavor cake batter?? I wanna try making an orange flavored cake with some sort of mousse filling but no one carries orange cake mix where I live and I'm thinking kool aid might be a good idea and think of all the other flavors options if it does work! Also any other sugestions for flavoring will certainly be welcomed.

I'm not sure if I want to use jello though bcuz I dont want a gluey kind of texture in my cake (if that's what jello does)
post #2 of 17
When I want lemon cake or filling instead of using lemon flavoring or juice, I use one of the powder drink mixes (not necessarily Kool aid but similar) Since they are concentrated they really bring out the flavor of what your looking for, so I say yes go for it.
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post #3 of 17
I have heard of people doing this, but never tried it myself. It woudl be interesting to maybe make a test cake or cupcakes? I'd be afraid of what happens if you put too much in.
post #4 of 17
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Thanks auntginn! I'm tryin it
post #5 of 17
For whatever flavor I want, I mix up a small box of jello according to the package directions in the flavor requested and add the amount in liquid form that is called for in the recipe. I have only heard good things back on this. I do not, however, use it for the liquid in WASC.
post #6 of 17
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Joknee why not in the WASC? That's the recipe I'm planning on using and it's my first time trying it too so i'll make a little one just with the basic recipe too see what its like though.
post #7 of 17
I don't use it in the WASC because you need too much jello to get enough flavor and the WASC recipe I have uses a smaller amount of liquid. It works best with the cake mixes that call for 1 1/3 or 1 1/2 cups of water and I substitute that amount of the jello for the water. HTH
post #8 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by joknee

I don't use it in the WASC because you need too much jello to get enough flavor and the WASC recipe I have uses a smaller amount of liquid. It works best with the cake mixes that call for 1 1/3 or 1 1/2 cups of water and I substitute that amount of the jello for the water. HTH



ok so how about if you don't use the package measurements for making the jello and just use the amount of water that the WASC recipe uses this would make a more concentrated jello mixture but that way you get more flavor in the cake.....maybe?
post #9 of 17
I've tried using jello, imho it does not give the amount of flavor I am looking for. So that is why I started using the drink mixes. And besides they are cheaper in price.
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post #10 of 17
My grocery store carries McCormicks orange extract which I like to use to up the flavor when making an orange WASC dreamsicle like cake:
(Great with Rich's Bettercreme frosting.)

http://www.mccormick.com/Products/Extracts-and-Food-Colors/Extracts/Pure-Orange-Extract.aspx

For an extensive selection of flavorings/extracts/emulsions, I recommend www.nationalflavors.com
They sell at wholesale prices to the public.

HTH
post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
auntginn that's exactly what I was thinking and they seem to use the same flavoring for both products.

JanH In my search for flavoring options I went into one of the 2 "gourmet" stores in the country (thats so sad) and they do carry McCormicks extracts but only in vanilla.

That site has really good stuff but I'm a hobbiest and this is just a cake to experiment with different fun flavors (my version of some of those yummy cakes on Macsmon's list) so I'm just going to use what i can find for now.

Thanks for all your advise
post #12 of 17
The extra concentration of flavor by mixing the jello with less water than called for left the WASC cake too wet. You couldn't even call it moist anymore and I think that's due to the actual nature of the gelatin itself and not the water added to it.
post #13 of 17
Hi JanH,
This may be off topic, but I made an orange WASC last night and also added the McCormicks orange extract. My cake sort of had a fruit loop cereal type flavor. Does your orange WASC have a similar flavor?

Thanks!
post #14 of 17

i used jello in my cake mix it worked perfect for me everyone it 

post #15 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaykaymay View Post

...no one carries orange cake mix where I live and I'm thinking kool aid might be a good idea and think of all the other flavors options if it does work! Also any other sugestions for flavoring will certainly be welcomed.
 

Use frozen juice concentrate.  Mix 1 volume thawed concentrate straight from the can with 1 volume of water and use that in place of water in any white or yellow cake mix. Also remember to add orange oil or orange extract or grated orange peel.   I do this without adding or adjusting baking powder or soda, it tastes great.

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