Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Works for me Wednesday!




Once again it's Works for Me Wednesday over at Rocks in my Dryer.

Today's 'works for me' are a few cake making tips... yes, I'm sharing deep, dark, secrets....

When using a cake mix to bake a cake there are some tricks to getting a dense, moist cake with very little effort on your part.

1. Add 1/3 to 1/2 cup of pudding mix powder to the dry mix before adding wet ingredients. I have bulk cans of chocolate and vanilla pudding to use just for this purpose.

2. Replace the water with milk- same amount, just milk not water.

3. Add about 1/3-1/2 cup of sour cream to the mix.

4. Add an extra egg

5. Bake on 325 for about 10-20 minutes longer then you normally would if you were baking at 350. You have to watch it closer but the results are phenomenal.

These are some of my 'tricks' to making a cake mix taste 'homemade' (but better.) Hope it works for you!

14 comments:

Stephanie said...

I am SO going to try this! Thanks for the suggestion!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

excellent suggetions!

Shalee said...

Are you sure? That sounds entirely too easy...

Thanks for sharing your wisdom!

Neighbor Jane said...

Thanks for your secrets!

Mama Tank Engine said...

Thanks! I tried the vanilla pudding and yep it works! I will try the other replacements as well!

QueenMeadow said...

Just in time, I'm making a cake in the next couple of days, woot :)

Christa said...

You rock!!! Thanks for visiting mine, I'm gonna have to link you--- thank GOD I am not a dull woman!!! In fact, I'll go out on a limb and say I must be a creative genious because I can actually manage to let the soggy cheerios turn into a solid, smelly substance that has the wonderful ability to produce a gag reflex. I'll have to try the cake thing.

Praying for your Prodigal said...

Wow! I didn't know this! And I've been baking since the oven was invented! :)

Cool tip!

Diane

Chaotic Mom said...

I have to print this one out for my recipe file, so I don't forget the great additions. THANK YOU for sharing! ;)

sheri said...

Awesome!!! I love me some cake! Where do you get the cans of pudding mix?

Amber said...

The church dry pack cannery. Makes grainy weird pudding (sorry Char) but you can't tell the difference in cake!

Nettie said...

Great idea! I'm wondering if you can add the equivalent dry milk powder with the water instead of the milk? Or is it the milk fat that makes it work? It would be another great way to use up food storage milk, too!

Michelle- This One's For The Girls said...

I'm excited to try some of these...

Do you use all of these tips at the same time?

Sugarmama said...

My husband made me a gussied up cake mix cake for my birthday last year and it rocked! Apparently, all he did was dump in a bunch of bourbon, chopped pecans, and mini chocolate chips, and then doused the whole thing in a bourbon-and-melted-sugar syrup once it was out of the oven. Really, REALLY good!