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Duncan Hines Red Velvet cake mix

post #1 of 58
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Who here has tried the Duncan Hines Red Velvet cake mix? Is it any good?
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post #2 of 58
Yes, I have tried it. It had virtually no flavor at all. It also seemed to be very dry, no matter what I tried to do with it. I was pretty disappointed with it. ouch.gif
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post #3 of 58
That's not a good cake mix even if you sour cream or pudding to try to make it better. I tried it once and never again.
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post #4 of 58
seriously, throw in vanilla pudding and add cold, strong black coffee in place of the liquid, and it is 100% better.....
post #5 of 58
I used DH as a base and doctored it up A LOT and received rave reviews, I also added the coffee, sr. cream, etc..It turned out so moist.

But like I always say, 1 Recipe + 10 people = 10 different results!
post #6 of 58
I used the DH red velvet and made it like a pound cake-4 eggs, extra oil, white chocolate pudding, and it was delish.
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post #7 of 58
I also added an extra egg and white cholcolate pudding and it was very good and moist. I got rave reviews also! I find that red velvet is kind of a neutral flavor anyway. Not chocolate and not vanilla but very good non the less. How much extra oil did add poohsmomma, just curious?
post #8 of 58
I have made it several times (WASC) and have gotten rave reviews.
post #9 of 58
I have used it for cake balls, was pretty good, like the scratch better!!
post #10 of 58
It's nothing like the real thing icon_smile.gif
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post #11 of 58
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Originally Posted by MissRobin

I have used it for cake balls, was pretty good, like the scratch better!!



Ive posted a similar thread in the recipe request forum, but would you mind sharing your scratch recipe as Id prefer to make it from scratch.
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post #12 of 58
The recipe for a cake mix pound cake is:
cake mix
one box instant pudding
1/2 cup oil
1 1/4 cup water
4 eggs
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post #13 of 58
I have tried the DH red velvet many times. The first few were trial and error... BUT... I have found what does WONDERS for that mix!

Instead of the water or milk... use Dr. Pepper!
Add one chocolate pudding pack.

Its actually one of my most requested cakes!! No kidding!! icon_biggrin.gif
post #14 of 58
That sounds very interesting! I have the choc pudding and the Dr. Pepper on hand... must go get a DH Red Velvet mix and check out your suggestion!
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post #15 of 58
I too am off to try the Dr. Pepper
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