I've always just used cake mixes. I just started using this recipe and it's awesome! First of all, it tastes amazing. It's nice and dense which is perfect for carving. I'm making my husband's 40th birthday cake this weekend (a 40 number cake), and when I carved the digits out, it cut so cleanly! And the best part, I don't have to use bake-even strips with this recipe. It bakes up flat! I strongly recommend this recipe!
P.S. Don't turn this into a scratch vs. mix debate please. If there are any rude comments, they will just be ignored. Thank you.