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Help! I need to start making scratch cakes that bake, feel, and taste like the OLD (18..25 oz)...

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Okay, So like soooooo many people you have fallen victim to Duncan Hines' changes to their mix (no maltodextrin -not sure if this is what changed everything, but everything definitely changed, and the amounts of the ingredients have changed)  and the amount given...and now I NEED a (desperately) moist, fluffy, yet firm enough for a wedding cake/stacking cake.... Oh and has a wonderful taste!  Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Butter golden mix makes a really good cake..um..MADE a really good cake.  I have tried 4 or 5 different yellow recipes and now, my friends/ family are complaining about dryness and/or  heaviness of these homemade cakes.    Does anyone have a recipe that rivals my FAVORITE cake mix cake??  

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Hi, a lot of decorators on this site use this cake from beyond buttercream(jennifer. a c/cer)blog. Google this and you will see her white and butter recipes. hth

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Thank you...but I can't seem to fine the butter recipe on her site :(

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Here you go:

 

This has a bajillion awesome reviews on various discussion forums on the web.  I haven't tried it in a cake form.  It does NOT translate well to cupcakes.  but you can see by the crumb how open and fluffy it is.  Not my preference, personally, but if you're going for something that mimics a box mix, it definitely fits the bill.

 

http://www.cheftalk.com/t/45372/finally-that-perfect-homemade-yellow-cake

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The Vanilla Butter Cake from the Mermaid Bakery makes a very light cake; you can find the recipe in the recipes section.  I have made it several times and it is an excellent and light cake.  From Scratch's cake recipe is also excellent!

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@ Annie: Thanks I've tried this one, but I don't think it's firm enough for my tiered cakes.  

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I've just made this one:

 

http://www.threelittleblackbirds.com/2011/12/yellow-butter-vanilla-cake/

 

Amazing!

 

 

I'm going to try this one this weekend!! thank you!

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No problem. I liked the tips that were added throughout the recipe. I had to cook it for much longer than the stated time, but I did a thicker layer, so just see how you go.

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Thanks I've tried this one, but I don't think it's firm enough for my tiered cakes.

 

 

I only tried it as cupcakes, and it sucked.  Glad to know it's not that great for cakes either.  I like a denser, tighter, crumb, and after seeing the pictures I decided not to try it as a cake.

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Thanks all! I FINALLY have my scatch cake recipes!!  Thank you!

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Really interested to know what recipe that works. Can you please share? Thanks
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honeyburn1 which recipe did you use please would like to know
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I'm going to try this one this weekend!! thank you!

Did you try this?  How did it work for you? And what recipe did you decide to go with as your choice?

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