And not only does this version have a tastier flavor, but it's more moist and is much more sturdy than the original box recipe... which means it's better for stacking and carving! Next, we picked up a box of Jiffy Golden Yellow Cake Mix, which is known for its ease and affordability. Oct 30, 2020 - Explore Cathy's board "Duncan Hines recipes", followed by 129 people on Pinterest. FORTUNE is a trademark of Fortune Media IP Limited, registered in the U.S. and other countries. I had a similar result. This is the second time in two weeks I have tried to make this same recipe but instead of getting the normally wonderful butter cake I've come to count on, I end up with a mess that spills out over the pans while cooking and ends up with a crumbly consistency more like corn bread than like cake. Plus, I wanted more than one gluten-free option. The Duncan Hines baking instructions suggested between 23 and 28 minutes plus an additional three to five minutes in the oven for my dark baking pan. Here's what it was like. The Duncan Hines version had a rich and buttery flavour, but I found the texture to be dry. They have substituted much cheaper, and much lower quality ingredients...along with less mix in the package....and still charging the same price. Browse our cake mixes, frostings, mug cakes, cake cups, pie fillings, and more. Next, we picked up a box of Jiffy Golden Yellow Cake Mix, which is known for its ease and affordability. I preheated my oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and whisked my wet ingredients into the dry cake mix for two minutes. Made it exactly like the cake box said. Duncan Hines Perfectly Moist Classic Yellow Cake is available at grocery stores and online at Kroger for around $US1.30 or Walmart at $US3 for a pack of two. Everyone deserves cake, no matter what kind of allergies they have. Offers may be subject to change without notice. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. I wound up pulling the cake out at 29 minutes after a knife inserted in the centre came out clean. Duncan Hines provides delicious and moist yellow cake mix that is perfect for sheet cakes, cupcakes, and more. MyRecipes may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. I have been decorating for 20 years. All Rights Reserved. According to King Arthur Baking Company, dark-coloured pans conduct heat differently than light-coloured pans, which will cause the outsides of your cake to cook faster than the insides. You can slice these in half, horizontally, to create a beautiful four-layer cake. This was a boxed mix battle, so obviously we had to include the giants: Betty Crocker, Duncan Hines, and Pillsbury. Increase mixer speed to medium and mix for another 1 to 2 minutes until ingredients are well mixed. Since I was using a dark pan, I was instructed to bake this cake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit rather than 350 degrees Fahrenheit. This has never happened before but three in a row all from DH...yellow and red velvet and lemon have turned out equally bad. Use Duncan Hines cake mix. You can try to reach review author by writing a comment to the review or try one of our business solutions. Bake perfectly moist cake with Duncan Hines Cake Mixes. Use cookie cutters on sliced fruit! Ashlie D. Stevens is a staff writer at Salon, specializing in culture. As soon as I cut open the Duncan Hines box of the dry mix, I could smell the iconic yellow-cake scent. Duncan Hines Cake Mix. I have never had a cake crumble and fall like this. You will be able to edit the text before publishing. There is a wide variety of cake recipes by Duncan Hines, and they are all easy to make. This cake is mind-blowingly delicious, but it tastes and feels more like white or angel food cake, so it can’t technically take the “Best Yellow Cake” title. Let it cool. I have used DUncan Hines boxed cakes all my life. I used chopped pecans and walnuts,lightly toasted, not halves. To begin this recipe, pour 1 box of Duncan Hines Classic Yellow cake mix into a mixing bowl. I had the same horrible results. From chips and dip to one-bite apps, finger foods are the perfect way to kick off a party. There are endless possibilities: icing (more on that in a moment), chocolate ganache, pudding, fruit jam. This yellow cake was filled with a rich and buttery flavour. Next, add 1 small box (3.4 oz) of Jello Instant Dry Vanilla Pudding mix to the mixing bowl. It was yellow in colour and produced a bright batter when mixed for two minutes with the wet ingredients. Think about what flavors you'd like in your finished product and raid your pantry and fridge for some extras to add to your batter. Iwill pay more for the right amount. But I thought okay, frosting will hold it together. I DONT HAVE A PRINTER SO ITS A HEADACHE FOR ME TO GO TO COMPUTER. I have read and agree to the Pissed Consumer. Everybody understands the stuggle of getting dinner on the table after a long day. On the non-GMO front, we opted for Immaculate’s Yellow Cake Scratch Mix, which I found at Whole Foods. Tooth pick came out clean. If you’re looking to build a cake with several layers or decorate, this is it. ------------------------------------------, homemade dark chocolate and sea salt babka, Bon Appetit's Chocolate-Sour Cream Frosting, The Splendid Table's Broiled Peanut Butter Frosting. Pouring the same one inch of batter into my greased pan, this cake rose around one inch in the middle while in the oven, though the top mostly deflated once it cooled. Would You Like to Convert It Into Review? The cake ends up looking more like a thin sheet cake. I have tried the yellow, white, chocolate, and strawberry supreme. vegetable oil, salt, eggs, cake mix, peppermint extract, heavy whipping cream and 4 … Betty Crocker’s got everything you could want in a classic yellow cake: moisture, a texture that’s both spongy and fluffy, and a buttery, sweet-but-not-too-sweet flavor. What the World’s 25 Best Workplaces have in common, China approved early distribution of a COVID vaccine to tens of thousands. If you’re sensitive to sweet flavours, this is probably not the cake for you. This cake mix called for three large eggs, 1/2 cup of oil, and one cup of water. And they're really not hard to make. I made yellow cake using boxed mixes from Pillsbury, Duncan Hines, and Betty Crocker. Betty Crocker’s Super Moist Yellow Cake is available at grocery stores and online at Target for $US1.50 or Walmart for $US1. It was light and airy inside, but the top was thicker and stickier than the other two cakes, which made for a messy frosting job. For an easy supper that you can depend on, we picked out some of our tried-and-true favorites that have gotten us through even the busiest of days. Doesn't properly fill a 13x9 inch cake pan either. I just had the same thing happen! It was dry (one tester asked if we left it in the oven too long; rest assured, we did not) and had a minimally sweet flavor that made it taste more like bread than cake. Best Texture, Runner-Up: Duncan Hines Classic Yellow Deliciously Moist Cake Mix. The strawberry didn't taste like strawberry....it tasted like yellow cake with pink food color. Only thing I know to do is try another brand. Best Overall: Betty Crocker Super Moist Yellow Cake Mix. They fell apart, crumbled without a cake-like consistency and wouldn't hold up to frosting it with a knife or spatula. I also picked up a box of King Arthur’s gluten-free mix, both out of a desire for inclusivity and respect for the brand. *I used Duncan Hines Classic White but yellow is also delicious. Cutting a slice, I saw that the bottom and sides browned more than the centre and top. To build on culinary goddess Ina Garten's philosophy of "store-bought is fine," in this case I think "store-bought is excellent." If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission. Preparation is pretty straightforward, with the only additional ingredients being one egg and half a cup of cold water. I think DH has cheapened or changed their boxed cake recipe. Keep the quantity the same too. This is an opinion column. Private messages do not impact your company rating. There is less mix in the box than, say, 5-10 years ago. Also, I've learned that a cheap set of frosting bag tips work wonders for making a cake look a little less sloppy. Why mess with perfection? So, let's break them down. Layers! Why did duncan hines mess with the recipe? I tried to make it the first time and then my daughter tried the second time. Create your own unique website with customizable templates. I’ve always been a fan of boxed cake mix. Extra ingredients were required since it’s a “from scratch” mix, and they all came together in the bowl like a dream. The fillings would moisten each layer while adding some necessary flavour. All rights reserved. I, too, have use this mix in the past for at least 15 years and never had a problem until now. I’ve used Duncan Hines for 20 years with success. Whisk dry ingredients to incorporate and also to break up any lumps. For example, apricots are in season, so my most recent stress-bake was a doctored-up yellow cake layered with homemade apricot butter (1 pound of halved and pitted apricots, a cup of apricot juice and ½ cup of brown sugar, simmered until the fruit can be pressed into the texture of applesauce) and Alton Brown's American Butter(milk)cream. I can no longer let anyone like guests see what my cakes look like.... a MESS. It crumbles, the consistency is different and it sticks to the pan. Half of us aren’t fans whatsoever, while the other half are loyal diehards. Following the directions on each box, I set a timer for the shortest recommended baking time and used the same measuring cup for each cake. Another advantage Betty Crocker’s mix had was that it didn’t look as artificially yellow as some of its competitors. I am having the same problem with this cake mix. **You can also bake this cake in a 13-by 9-inch baking dish. Got this recipe from another web site and it is already cooling in the refrigerator. I have the same problems. Preferred solution: If you prefer a thicker, moister cake, you can add an additional egg yolk to the mixture.