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post #31 of 56
Veejaytx, where do you find Dream Whip in the store? I honestly don't recall ever seeing it? Is it like an instant "homemade" cool whip? Thanks!
post #32 of 56
So it does the same thing pudding does? Interesting~ Thanks for the tip veejaytx. I'd like to try it.
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post #33 of 56
I think it is usually somewhere near the jello/pudding sections. Last week I found it there, but down on the bottom shelf, but I've also found it on the top shelf, so probably better to just ask somebody where the Dream Whip is. LOL

TC, I wouldn't say it does what the pudding does, to me pudding will make a cake more dense and probably sweeter, I don't think the powdered whip does that, maybe just makes it smoother. LMK what you think if you try it. Janice
post #34 of 56
Cool thanks for the info on that! I'll let you know~
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post #35 of 56
I haven't forgot to post the recipe.. I truly looked for it, however I moved to a new home not too long ago & the recipe is not where I thought I left it icon_redface.gificon_surprised.gificon_eek.gificon_confused.gificon_cry.gif
Promise as soon as it shows up I will post it on this same forum.
I tried looking in past forum where I originally found it (sometime in Apr) it was on one of those topics scratch vs mix, but no luck either icon_mad.gif
post #36 of 56
I add a box of pudding per cake mix, an extra egg or two, and double the oil called for.
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post #37 of 56
I've always baked from scratch. I hated box mixes until I found this site and started using the extender recipe. I can doctor up a cake mix that taste like scratch by adding sour cream,milk instead of water, 1/4 cup soft butter along with 1/4 cup oil and real vanilla. Sometimes I add a whole stick of soft butter and the oil. I made the Almond pound cake recipe in the CMD book but used milk instead of water and the 1/4 oil and 1/4 butter. Everyone thiks the cake is from scratch. I've tried all the mixes and DH is the best and taste more homemade. The other mixes tasted kind of chemical to me.
post #38 of 56
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Originally Posted by harrisonsmama

My secret recipe includes instnt pudding and sour cream.



Do you have to use instant pudding, instead of the kind that you have to cook first? Does that matter? TIA
post #39 of 56
I think it's just instant pudding~
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post #40 of 56
Yes, you have to use instant pudding. I have no idea why!
post #41 of 56
i use the CMD 'Darn Good Chocolate Cake' recipe with DH devil's food cake mix and devil's food flavored pudding mix. OMG it is delicious!
post #42 of 56
I finally found the recipe here it goes!!!

1 box white cake mix
1 box vanilla instant pudding
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup water + 2 Tbsp
1 pkg soft cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
¾ cup oil
3 eggs

Grease & flour two 9pans.
Stir together first 3 ingredients. Make a well in the centre & add the rest of the ingredients. Mix for 4 mins. Bake in preheated oven at 325 for at least 30 mins, check every 5 or 10 mins after until fully baked.

Sorry for the delay!
post #43 of 56
Like others, I add an extra egg, a box of instant pudding, and substitute milk (or buttermilk) for the water. After reading this post though, I'm going to try subbing the oil with butter. Sour cream sounds good too.

For those of you who add Sour Cream, how much do you add and is it in addition to other ingredients or does it replace something else?
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post #44 of 56
I love this thread!!!

Thanks to everyone who has posted. These are some great tips and I'm looking forward to trying. I usually follow the box directions and add another egg and the pudding mix.

Now for my questions. How do you use the sour cream with a boxed cake? Do you replace it for something or just add? How much do you add? And do you add it with the pudding mix too?

Veejaytx, when using the Dream Whip, you do not use it with the pudding mix right?
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post #45 of 56
While we're on this subject, does anyone have a recipe for a zesty lemon cake from scratch? I have one that I use but I think it could be better...
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