Help With Lemon Cake For Daughter's Birthday Please

Baking By rphmommy Updated 12 Aug 2013 , 9:47pm by bct806

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rphmommy Posted 12 Aug 2013 , 6:46pm
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I am looking to make a lemon cake with cream cheese frosting for my daughter's birthday this weekend.  It will be in the shape of a flower with Hello Kitty's face on top, so I need to be able to do a little carving.  Here is the recipe I plan to follow (I have compiled it from many internet searches):


1 box yellow cake mix

1 small lemon instant pudding mix

1 c 2% milk

1/3 c vegetable oil

4 eggs


I usually like to substitute applesauce for some or all of the oil but am hesitant in this recipe.  I have never done the pudding and extra egg thing nor have I used milk instead of water.  Will using the applesauce dramatically change the texture or flavor?  I'm also concerned about "carvability."



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bct806 Posted 12 Aug 2013 , 9:47pm
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Applesauce won't change the taste unless you use a flavored applesauce. I have even used cinnamon and couldn't tell a difference. It really hasn't made any difference texture wise. As far as carving, I really don't know as I don't carve cakes. Mud cakes and pound cakes are very sturdy and hold up great. 

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