Canned Frosting In Cake Batter

Decorating By eneq Updated 6 Dec 2008 , 11:47am by JanH

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eneq Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 4:19am
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i remember reading a post a while back where someone said she adds a can of frosting to her cake batter (boxed mix) to get her cakes moist. i think it was coconut pecan frosting in chocolate cake. it intrigued me and wanted to try it but i don't know what the recipe is. has anyone else do this or tried this?

thanks in advance for your help or suggestions.

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JanH Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 10:03am
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Pillsbury's original tunnel of fudge cake used dry frosting mix (which has been discontinued) but you can use Jiffy brand dry frosting mix:

Coconut chocolate cake:
(Using cake mix, instant pudding & canned frosting.)

Chocolate bundt cake:
(Using cake mix and canned frosting.)

Top batter w/canned frosting, bake in microwave:

Scratch chocolate cake recipe that has frosting as ingredient:


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pinkcamo Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 7:45pm
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This is really fun... although I've never done it for a cake I decorated. Ive only made them in bundt pans... anyways...

I know that a yellow cake with the german chocolate icing is awesome!!!!

Ive done white cake with strawberry, chocolate cake w/ cream cheese.... have fun and experiment...

Make cake batter as the box says, add in the icing and bake.... you will have to bake a lil longer than the box suggest!

Happy Baking!

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cakedivamommy Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 9:24pm
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Do you add the whole can of icing and does it dramatically change the flavor? Thanks!

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JanH Posted 6 Dec 2008 , 11:47am
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All the above links give full and complete directions for using canned, dry or homemade frosting as an ingredient in the cake recipes.

Many cake reviews are also given.


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