What Is Happening To My Cakes?

Decorating By custard79 Updated 24 Feb 2014 , 4:43pm by tami517a

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custard79 Posted 21 Feb 2014 , 6:14pm
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AFor my cake recipe I have always used Duncan Hines cake mix and add a box of instant pudding and an extra egg but lately the cakes are not baking right. There is a thick heavy layer that has settled to the bottom of the layers. I thought it was my oven not keeping hot enough so I got another one but I'm still having problems. Please help me!! This has always been a no fail recipe for me.

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auzzi Posted 21 Feb 2014 , 11:49pm
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This has always been a no fail recipe for me.


Your recipe is probably fine - they changed the recipe of the boxed mix ... Testing and experimentation is the only way that you will work out how to adjust it to your own specifications ..

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Goreti Posted 22 Feb 2014 , 12:44am
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Companies have now reduced the packaging down to about 15 ounces. They’ve changed the structure of the cake mix to get the same amount of cake with a smaller amount of product. You will need to make changes in order to get the right results. I don't use cake mixes but I know someone who does and this is what she does with the new mixes.



1 (15.25 ounce) package  cake mix 

1 (3.4 ounce) package instant pudding mix

3/4 cup sour cream

3/4 cup vegetable oil

3 large eggs, lightly beaten

1/2 cup of water (or other liquid if want to add flavor)

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custard79 Posted 22 Feb 2014 , 12:54am
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AThanks guys! Guess I will have to do some experimenting this weekend!

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tami517a Posted 24 Feb 2014 , 4:43pm
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I've been having the same problem and I am so mad at Duncan Hines! Once I realized the French Vanilla I usually use was a smaller package size I added 1/3 cup of flour to my regular doctored recipe (8 oz. cream cheese, 2 eggs, 1/4 oil, 1 cup water) and it came out great. Finally! So aggravated it took 10 failed batches with me troubleshooting - checking my oven, mixing more, using different pan, etc. when it was their change - with NO change to the box size or the packaging to indicate I was getting something different than what I normally use. Very underhanded!

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