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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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Easy Moist Cake Layers

Easy Moist Cake Layers

The way I ensure that my cake layers will be moist and never dry, is to invert the layer(s) on a serving plate or foil covered board while still quite warm and then wrap the top and sides of the layer(s) with plastic wrap. This seals in all the steam that would have otherwise escaped resulting in a very moist, but not soggy cake. Everyone always comments on how moist and delicious my cakes are and they are very surprised when they find out I use cake mixes (Duncan Hines of course)! Refrigerate the layers while still warm. This will help the layers firm up a bit. When completely cooled, the layers will be easy to frost and decorate. Let layers sit covered at room temp for 20 minutes or so before frosting. If your work area is humid, let the layers sit a little longer so the condensation will form on the plastic wrap and not on the cake itself. Remove plastic wrap and frost and decorate as desired.


Give your Brownies a bath

Give your Brownies a bath

TO ensure your brownies staty moist, give them an ice water bath when you take them out of the overn. The browines are still baking in the inside when cooling, but putting them in the ice water, it cools the brownies off quickly and makes for easier cutting





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