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post #17 of 26
Role of basic ingedients in baked goods:

http://www.joyofbaking.com/BasicIngredients.html

Cake ingedients function and formulas:

http://www.bakingandbakingscience.com/Cakes.htm

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post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by thedessertdiva

I just learned about the fabulous mayo in the chocolate cake to get that WOW moist factor.



Doug,
You are rightâ¦I agree, you can make a cake using Miracle Whip. I never said you could not.

Thedessertdiva, in the originating post, was looking for a âWOW moist factorâ not a wow spice factor.

Side-by-side, with the same base cake recipe, a cake made using real Mayonnaise will be moister than a cake using Miracle Whip.
post #19 of 26

 I have found that Pillsbury box cakes with pudding are much better taste wise and texture than duncan hines. I have never tried adding mayo. How much mayo do I add to box mixture and would I still add the eggs?

post #20 of 26
I bake my cakes from scratch and I use mayo( about 4 heaping tbs) in the recipe if you don't have mayo you can you sour cream or Apple sauce. I have also tried a mayonnaise cake recipe but it came out to be really dense. but from my understanding you can add mayo to any recipe
post #21 of 26

I always put one cup of Sour Cream, 4 egg white and 1/3 cup of oil in each box of cake mix.  I use BC and when I used a different brand that didn't contain pudding for my parent's anniversary cake it was really dry.  I don't think I would change from BC again or at least add a box of instant pudding also.

 

I get rave reviews about the moistness of my cakes.

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Myra
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post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by kimbm04r View Post
 

I always put one cup of Sour Cream, 4 egg white and 1/3 cup of oil in each box of cake mix.  I use BC and when I used a different brand that didn't contain pudding for my parent's anniversary cake it was really dry.  I don't think I would change from BC again or at least add a box of instant pudding also.

 

I get rave reviews about the moistness of my cakes.

kimbm04r:  yes......SOUR CREAM is such a surprisingly delicious addition to cakes.

 

[can't imagine that 'tangy zip of MIracle Whip' in any cake]

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post #23 of 26

Hi I have been looking at adding Mayo to cake mix. I use DH because its my Mother in laws favorite. She buys several boxes at a time because it is her favorite. No matter how I fix it even adding pudding, it comes out dry and crumbly. I am going to try mayo and see how it turns out.

post #24 of 26

Mayo is essentially oil and vinegar emulsified with egg whites. The egg and oil will add moisture to your cake.

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post #25 of 26

I made a small white cake today, right out of the old Betty crocker cook book.  It called for 1 1/4 cup whole milk.

I cut the milk down to 1 cup and added 1/4 cup of sour cream. I prefer to add sour cream to a cake rather than mayonnaise.

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post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by 80smuzik View Post

I bake my cakes from scratch and I use mayo( about 4 heaping tbs) in the recipe if you don't have mayo you can you sour cream or Apple sauce. I have also tried a mayonnaise cake recipe but it came out to be really dense. but from my understanding you can add mayo to any recipe

when you add the mayo are you adding or replacing something?have you heard of using soda pop in a recipe and it being the replacement entirely of both egg and oil and even the liquid portion to a recipe??is this true to scratch recipes or box only?i bake from scratch and am trying to figure out a way to add more moisture to my cakes..i feel i cant trust advice when its about boxed cake cuz i feel there may be something "special"in them to make them come out the way they do that scratch recipes arent including,so i try and search peoples advice when mentioning scratch.thanx in advance to anyone's input

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