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Box cake mixes..how many for a 9x13

post #1 of 26
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How many boxes of cake mix do you use to make a 9x13 cake? The reason I ask is because my father in law had a birthday party yesterday and my brother in law is the manager of the grocery store so he got the cake. It was a 9x13 cake but it was taller than what my turn out to be. I only use one box of cake mix when I'm making a 9x13 cake.

And I also have to say, my cakes taste way better than that one did yesterday.
post #2 of 26
I use only one box - if you want a taller cake, try the extender recipe...
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post #3 of 26
If you mix a DH yellow and a BC pound it is perfect (the pd cake is smaller) for the 9x13 and its really yummy too....two cake mixes will be a little too much but its better than having a flat cake, one is not enough.
post #4 of 26
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Originally Posted by MessiET

I use only one box - if you want a taller cake, try the extender recipe...


Where do I find the extender recipe?
post #5 of 26
Check the recipe section. Here's the one I use.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-1977-Cake-Mix-extender.html
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post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by Cindy_S

How many boxes of cake mix do you use to make a 9x13 cake?




I use one and a half boxes for my 9x13x2 cakes. And I use the bake even strips and that makes for a cake with the perfect height.
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post #7 of 26
I always use 1 box and the extender recipe. I also use two flower nails for heat conductors, one on each side, about an inch or two away from the side of the pan. Mine always come out pretty level, and they taste great.
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post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by eriksmom

I always use 1 box and the extender recipe. I also use two flower nails for heat conductors, one on each side, about an inch or two away from the side of the pan. Mine always come out pretty level, and they taste great.



So I mix up a box cake (any flavor I assume?) as it says then mix up the extender recipe and add to the cake mix and mix well?

The flower nails...just stick in the cake before baking?
post #9 of 26
Yep, just set the upside down flower nails on the bottom of the pan, and pour in your mix. Really easy, and you'll love the results! When you take the cake out of the oven, take a tea towel or a potholder or something and gently press the top of the cake all around. This will help squeeze the air out, and level your cake at the same time. (you'll love the texture of the cake too, after doing that.) But still let the cake cool before removing it from the pan. Then while the cake is upside down, just pull the nails out.

p.s. - be sure to wash and dry your nails right away, they can rust, and you don't want that in a cake!
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post #10 of 26
I use an extender recipe as well, but no flower nails in that size pan. Comes out just fine. icon_smile.gif
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post #11 of 26
I only eveer use 1 cake mix and they come out perfect! I don't use flower nails either for that size.
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post #12 of 26
For most flavors, I only use one mix, but I made a carrot last week that really needed about one and a half. I don't use the extender or a flower nail.
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post #13 of 26
I use two mixes and no extender. I want a thick cake because it gives me more room to write on the sides if I need to.
post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by wendyintx

I use two mixes and no extender. I want a thick cake because it gives me more room to write on the sides if I need to.



Two mixes will fit in a 13x9x2 pan?

I read on the Wilton site that they recommend 1 1/4 mixes.
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post #15 of 26
I use 2 Betty Crocker mixes for mine. They have a hump on them but the edges are even with the pan and I level before I even turn it out.
I've never had a problem with it overflowing.
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