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The Cure For The 15.25-oz Boxed Cake Mix
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Post# 927285   3/16/2017 at 19:48 (461 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

Here's a great cake mix extender recipe to bring those 15.25 oz. boxed cake mixes back up to 18.25. It works well with white, yellow, chocolate, carrot, lemon, spice, and confetti cake mixes. This is much easier than keeping an extra box of each of the above-mentioned to do the extending.

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Post# 927288 , Reply# 1   3/16/2017 at 19:53 (461 days old) by Ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Chocolate cake

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Hi ..thanks Eugene. So did you derive the chemistry? Are there three eggs for the chocolate mix also?

Post# 927291 , Reply# 2   3/16/2017 at 20:05 (461 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

I checked out several extender recipes online. This one is simple and it works well. Thanks for catching the missing eggs in the chocolate cake! I corrected it.

Post# 927293 , Reply# 3   3/16/2017 at 20:09 (461 days old) by washman (Butler, PA)        

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hi Frig!

Post# 927295 , Reply# 4   3/16/2017 at 20:12 (461 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Very handy!  Thanks for sharing.  I'm going to send this to my sister, who bakes a lot.

Post# 927319 , Reply# 5   3/16/2017 at 20:59 (461 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Thanks Eugene!!! 

Post# 927352 , Reply# 6   3/16/2017 at 23:07 (461 days old) by Ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Thanks again Eugene...will try it out!


Post# 927353 , Reply# 7   3/16/2017 at 23:11 (461 days old) by earthling177 (Boston, MA)        


Thanks Eugene! I'll be putting those to use when using boxed mixes.

   -- Paulo.

Post# 927356 , Reply# 8   3/16/2017 at 23:37 (460 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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So, if you are already adding things and you have to get out the flower etc. why not bake a cake from scratch? What are the extra's in a cake mix?

Post# 927388 , Reply# 9   3/17/2017 at 01:03 (460 days old) by Michaelman2 (Atlanta, GA)        

Brilliant!   Thank you for this kind sir!

Post# 927391 , Reply# 10   3/17/2017 at 01:25 (460 days old) by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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I posted this version for extending the downsized cake mixes quite some time ago. It is for one mix at a time. I don't use mixes very often, but I found that this makes a cake very close to homemade.

I have used this modification when using a cake mix with excellent results.

To the average size cake mix add:

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp, baking powder
Substitute milk for the amount of water that the mix calls for
Use melted butter instead of oil, ( I used 1 cube )
1 tsp. vanilla
Add 1 extra egg
Mix as per the package directions. You will have a noticeably larger amount of batter. I used 2, 9" Wilton cake pans, which are a little deeper than most average 9" pans. If you are using regular 9" pans I would suggest using 3 pans, otherwise it may overflow. This recipe made the highest 9" cake I ever got out of a cake mix and the cake tasted almost like homemade. I haven't tried it with a chocolate cake mix, but I think I would use 1/4 cup cocoa and 1/4 cup flour instead of the 1/2 cup flour as listed above.

Post# 927397 , Reply# 11   3/17/2017 at 03:48 (460 days old) by mrboilwash (Munich,Germany)        
What are the extra's in a cake mix?

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MODIFIED Corn Starch
PARTIALLY Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oil
Propylene Glycol Mono and Diesters of Fatty Acids
Distilled Monoglycerides
Dicalcium Phosphate
Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate
Xanthan Gum
Cellulose Gum

Louis, I`m surprised you ask as you should know yourself Americans don`t like to put anything in their mouth if it hasn`t been processed ;-)

Post# 927400 , Reply# 12   3/17/2017 at 04:13 (460 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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I knew I was asking for trouble. lol

Post# 927412 , Reply# 13   3/17/2017 at 06:16 (460 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

A Message To The 'From Scratch' Contingent:

1) The very act of opening the box and finding a gift bag inside brings to mind the joy of Christmas morning.

2) "Propylene Glycol Mono and Diesters of Fatty Acids" Let that roll off your tongue a few times. It is the sound and rhythm of poetry. Your cake is a poem. Mind blown!

3) Numbers 1 and 2 are so awesome we don't even need a #3.

Hi, Ben!

Post# 927738 , Reply# 14   3/19/2017 at 07:36 (458 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

Eddie-- Thanks for reposting your cake mix enlarger. I used it yesterday when making a yellow cake and it produced a very high cake in a 13" x 9" pan.

My extender recipe is designed to bring a smaller cake mix back to 18.25 ounces for use in cake mix-based recipes.

Post# 927750 , Reply# 15   3/19/2017 at 09:47 (458 days old) by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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Hey Eugene, you are so welcome! I'm happy that it worked well for you. Your formula is a great solution too! I always enjoy what you have to say and the knowledge that you share.

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