Cake From Scratch Vs. Cake Mix

Baking By mami2sweeties Updated 8 Jul 2005 , 5:35pm by PurplePetunia

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mami2sweeties Posted 2 Jun 2005 , 4:10am
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What do you think or knw the difference is between the two?

I really like cake mix cakes. They are fluffy and yummy.

Scratch cakes are dense and the crumbs are tighter vs. loose like a cake from a mix.

I have made carrot cake from scratch and it is dense but oh so yummy and I don't like the cake mix carrot cake. I want the real thing.

I was thinking more along the lines of a yellow or chocolate scratch recipe.

Is is even worth it if the cake extender can make a good from scratch tasting cake. I used the cake extender with a vanilla cake mix and used the cake for strawberry shortcake. I just put stwberries and whip cream on top and it was yummy.


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Calejo Posted 2 Jun 2005 , 4:50pm
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I just got the cake mix doctor book, and it's nice to have the convenience of the cake mix and the taste and texture of scratch together.

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niki_10 Posted 8 Jul 2005 , 5:30pm
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I always like from scratch, the quality is much better. Plus cake mixes have trans fats in them, and I don't like to serve that to people.

I do use the mixes for practice cakes though.

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PurplePetunia Posted 8 Jul 2005 , 5:35pm
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I love the texture of a cake mix, but unfortunately, with the kind of family and customers I have, they would flip if they found out I sold them a boxed mix!! So I make all my cakes that I sell from scratch.
My kids love the boxed mix though, so I make the yellow mix for them.

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