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Cut box cake recipe in half???

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Has anyone ever tried to cut a box cake recipe in half?

There are only 3 people in my family so making a full-sized cake or 24 cupcakes is just way too much for us. I wind up throwing half away. Can I just use half the mix and cut all the other ingredients in half to make a smaller cake or 12 cupcakes?

Thanks so much! icon_biggrin.gif
post #2 of 10
Sure you can, I've weighed the mix and split it with no problems at all.
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post #3 of 10
Or you could always bake up the entire thing and freeze half for another time.
post #4 of 10
mix up the whole thing; use what you need; put the rest of the batter in a ziplok and put it in the freezer.

I've frozen batter in the pan, so when I was ready to bake it, I just pulled the pan from the freezer and into the oven. No thawing needed. It baked up fine.
post #5 of 10
I haven't done half before because of the eggs. So, I divide into thirds...either use 1/3 or 2/3 of the mix. Works great for me especially when I'm playing with different cake bite flavors. 95% of the time I tend to add my flavors in the batter.
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post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks so much everyone...great ideas!
I never thought about the eggs, so splitting in thirds will be perfect for us!
Thanks again!!!
post #7 of 10
When I've split it I just used 2 eggs for one half mix and the cake came out just perfect, so no worries about that icon_biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by raquel1

When I've split it I just used 2 eggs for one half mix and the cake came out just perfect, so no worries about that icon_biggrin.gif

I use 4 eggs per cake mix anyway, so it divides fine. thumbs_up.gif
post #9 of 10
I use half cake mixes all the time and bake in two 6" pans( there are only two of us in the house). I even take the WASC recipes, and divide all the ingredients into fourths when they call for 2 box mixes. Turns out just fine. Doing this I get to try many more variations of the WASC's.
post #10 of 10
Also, Duncan Hines makes a small box to make just 12 cupcakes as part of their "snack size" line. Granted, the only choices are Yellow cake, Confetti and Devil's Food but it's another option for small batches. icon_smile.gif

http://www.duncanhines.com/products/snack-size/
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