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Question about Cake extenders

post #1 of 7
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I have read on a couple different posts about people using cake extenders in their cake mix's. I doctor up cake mix's all the time, but I am not sure about cake extenders. What exactly is a cake extender, and what does it do for the cake?
post #2 of 7
What is it that you do to doctor up a mix?

I have never tried this but would like to if I knew how!
Thanks!!
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Kristina
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post #3 of 7
There is a recipe on this site for cake mix extender. You simply add this recipe to your cake mix (I use it with doctored mixes and mixes I just followed the boxes instructions as well.) It will make your cake a little more dense and also give you a little more batter for those times you want a deeper cake but don't necessarily need two mixes.
I use the extender more times than not it makes a mixed cake taste a lot more like a cake from scratch in my opinion.
post #4 of 7
fisher,
Doctoring a mix is adding things to it to get a better cake. Do a google search for cake mix recipes and you'll find some sites with recipes for doctoring up a cake mix. Also there is a great book that I think all bakers need a copy of called "The Cake Mix Doctor" it is full of recipes that doctor up mixes.

Hope that helps!
post #5 of 7
abbey: thank you very much!!
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Kristina
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post #6 of 7
Bubbles - thank you for asking this question...I've wondered the same thing.

Abbey - thanks for your explanations...they make perfect sense!!

Jenn
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post #7 of 7
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