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post #46 of 56
Cake Mix Doctor cookbook is very helpful!
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post #47 of 56
Yummy!! I'll definetly try it!! Anything with cream cheese in it has to be good! icon_smile.gif

I like just cook just as much as bake (probably more so), I made my famous manicotti over the weekend. DD noticed a chocolate cake recipe on the carton of ricotti cheese. So we decided to try it. Wow, was it delicious! Moist & smooth, very good. I will use it again~ Next time I'll add a little cocoa to it. I'm not a fan of devil's food cakes but this one was good.
All it was was..
1 devils food cake mix (I of course use DH)
1 cup water
1 cup ricotti cheese
2 eggs
1/2 cup veggie oil
Bake at 350* till done~

I use the CMD Darn Good Choc Cake too cakerator. I use it for all of my choc cakes. I love that recipe! That & the Hershey's Cocoa recipe are my favorites.
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post #48 of 56
Yes, I have the Cake Mix doctor and the Cupcake book she did. I just think that the gals on CC are the greatest cooks though icon_wink.gif
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post #49 of 56
About the sourcream, I add 1 cup to my cake mixes along with the other ingredients on the cake box. I add butter instead of oil (same amount). I use milk instead of water. I add 1 extra egg~
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post #50 of 56
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Originally Posted by jovigirl

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!



icon_surprised.gif I remember now. WOW thank you sooo much thumbs_up.gificon_wink.gif

I am going to have to give this recipe a try. icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #51 of 56
What a great thread
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Originally Posted by jovigirl

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!



Is this a 8 oz. package of cream cheese?
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post #53 of 56
Quick question....I am dying to try some of these methods....When substituting butter for oil, do you use room temperature butter or go ahead and melt the butter?
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post #54 of 56
I tried some of these tips - like substituting milk for the water and butter for the oil. It tasted good, but the cakes were so heavy and dense. Not light and fluffy and moist like my regular cakes from a mix and just adding a box of pudding. I don't know if it was the milk or the butter that made the difference. Has anyone else noticed this or did I just do something wrong?
post #55 of 56
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Originally Posted by kerririchards

I tried some of these tips - like substituting milk for the water and butter for the oil. It tasted good, but the cakes were so heavy and dense. Not light and fluffy and moist like my regular cakes from a mix and just adding a box of pudding. I don't know if it was the milk or the butter that made the difference. Has anyone else noticed this or did I just do something wrong?



You know I did the EXACT same thing with the exact same results. I thought I did something wrong. I thought mine was dryer than just a boxed mix with regular ingredents icon_rolleyes.gif . I am going to try it again & add a cup of sour cream & see what happens. icon_cool.gif
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post #56 of 56
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Is this a 8 oz. package of cream cheese?



Yes it is. I figured you might not remember as this thread was done soo long ago, but I try to keep my word when I can icon_lol.gif

Another thing I wanted to add as a tip for everyone, I use to add buttermilk instead of water when using a cake mix, however I have started to use liquid coffee creamers, any flavour they are all great!!! You can substitute it for the full amout or I have even used half creamer half buttermilk. I guess as long as you have the full amount of liquid it really doesn't matter what it is thumbs_up.gif
I know most boxes call for 1 1/4 cup of liquid, if you use that amount of creamer you are fine as the taste is not strong it's more like just a hint...

Great combo was white cake mix & Gingerbread coffee creamer for filling I used nuttella, And iced it with IMBC to die for!!! icon_wink.gif
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