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Maggie Achorn Recipe shared by:
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For the moistest and most delicious cake you've ever made from a box follow this basic formular in place of the box instructions...I swear to you that no one but you will know it is a boxed cake...unless of course you can't keep a secret.

  • Hands-On Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 Hour
  • Servings: SAME AS BOX
  • Rating:

Ingredients

  • using Duncan Hines All Butter Recipe (Yellow or Fudge) your choice.
  • 1 stick of softened "unsalted" butter (the real stuff no margarine)
  • 4 large eggs (INSTEAD OF 3 EGGS)
  • 1 cup whole milk (INSTEAD OF WATER)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • optional: if using yellow cake add 2 teaspoon grand marnier or 2 teaspoons orange juice with grated zest of orange.
  • if using fudge cake mix you can add 2 teaspoons of coffee liquer like tia maria OR rasperry liquer.

Baking Instructions

  1. PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 OR 375 AS DESCRIBED ON BOX,
  2. SPRAY CAKE PAN OR PANS WITH PAM BAKING SPRAY.
  3. cream butter in mixer using whisk
  4. add eggs one at a time beating to incorporate with butter
  5. add milk
  6. add cake mix
  7. remember to scrape down the sides and bottom of bowl to ensure all ingredients are full blended.
  8. TURN MIXER TO HIGH now add vanilla extract and any optional additional flavorings you want. MIXER SHOULD REMAIN AT HIGH FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES
  9. POUR IMMEDIATELY INTO PANS. BANG PANS ON COUNTER TO RELEASE AIR BUBBLES AND BAKR USING BOX TIMR CHART.
  10. ALLOW CAKE TO COOL FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES THEN REMOVE FROM PAN. COOL COMPLETELY WITH FAVORITE DUNCAN HINES FROSTING.
  11. YOU CAN SEE THE DIFFERENCE THE EXTRA EGG MAKES... CAKE IS HIGHER AND FLUFFIER (LIKE A SCRATCH CAKE)
  12. THE MILK MAKES IT MOISTER AND RICHER. THE VANILLA MAKES IT TASTE FRESH NOT BOXED.
  13. DON'T FORGET TO LET ME KNOW HOW YOU AND YOUR GUESTS ENJOYED IT. REMEMBER ITS A SECRET.
  14. NYC2ME

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Tips

ingredient swap baking with soda

ingredient swap baking with soda

to reduce the fat and cholesterol in a cake just add a can of diet soda instead of the eggs and oil/shortening, then make and bake as usual. With the different flavors of soda you can make some tasty combinations. Like root beer in chocolate cake mix


Best cake mix for decorating

Best cake mix for decorating

Duncan Hines is the best cake mix to use when you are decorating a cake. It is the most moist and gets better as is sits. It does not dry out if you are taking a few days to bake, decorate and deliver the cake.





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