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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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Mini Muffins and Brownies

Mini Muffins and Brownies

My boys love the mini-muffins and mini-brownies that are sold in packs of 5 or so, but they can be very expensive when you are trying to stay on a budget. I have a few mini-cupcake baking pans and we use these with the brownie and muffin mixes. The brownies are amazing, chewy on the inside and each of them gets a nice little bit of the "hard" part that we all love. I make my own packs by placing 5 mini-brownies each in a ziplock storage bag and place them in the freezer.


adding stronger flavor to some mixes

adding stronger flavor to some mixes

I like fruit flavored cakes, but, I find the flavors a bit on the weak side, so, I have a little trick to enhance it. For the lemon cake mix I use some bottled lemon juice in place of some of the water called for, approximately 1/3 of a cup of the juice then the rest of the liquid as plain water makes a stronger lemon flavor. Also, I like pineapple upside down cakebut again I find the original flavor weak, so I use the juice in one can of sliced pineappe and water to bring the liquid up.





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