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post #1 of 23
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Has anyone ever used baby food in their cake recipe? I found a recipe yesterday and I'm a little hesitant on using it. Thoughts?
post #2 of 23
I haven't but I've heard others rave about it.
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post #3 of 23
I know of people using carrots in their carrot cake and swear by it. I don't know about other flavors.
post #4 of 23
I have used carrots and let me tell you...a 9X13 cake SERVES ONE...just grab a fork and a glass of milk, cuz you won't be able to stop...it is so YUMMY!!!!
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post #5 of 23
I've used Banana baby food in banana cake. Great sub!
How do you use the carrots in the carrot cake? Does it replace the shredded carrots or add to them?
post #6 of 23
I have heard you can replace the oil with apple sauce or baby food. They even sold a product a few years ago (don't know if they still do) to do this that was essentially more expensive baby food in a squeeze bottle.
post #7 of 23
Wow! I have never heard this before! This is really fascinating! Has anyone ever tried the 3rd stage babyfood dessert Blueberry Buckle (It's blueberry with cinnamon and I think some rice or oat flour. It is so good! I used to buy one for myself whenever I bought it for my dds! LOL. Wonder what mix I could use that with and what to add. Wonder if it would turn an add color? Any ideas?
post #8 of 23
oops. i mean "odd color"
post #9 of 23
I have used the prunes in a prune cake, and the plums in a "plum nutty "cake. They were great!
post #10 of 23
Interesting post. So how much baby food would you add to one cake mix?
Jenn
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post #11 of 23
I did a search for Carrot Cake and the recipe with the baby food was there. You might try searching for other flavors...let me tell you, it is GOOD STUFF!!!! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #12 of 23
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Well, I went ahead and made this cake. It was for a baby shower so I thought it would be appropriate. I used a combination of apricot and papaya baby food. It gave the cake just a hint of fruity taste. But the big difference I saw was in texture. This was THE most moist cakes I've ever tasted. I would definitely recommend it just for that.
post #13 of 23
My Mom used to make a Bundt cake with apricot baby food when I was a kid and it was out of this world good.

Cindy
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post #14 of 23
okay, I'm putting babyfood on my grocery list, jozie2000. You talked me into it! icon_smile.gif
post #15 of 23
Thread Starter 
Here's the recipe I used. I decreased the oil to 3/4 C and didn't add the nuts. And used apricot and papaya baby food.

INGREDIENTS
1 (18.25 ounce) package moist yellow cake mix
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 (4 ounce) jar apricot baby food
1 (4 ounce) jar plum baby food
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 or 10 inch Bundt pan.
Combine the cake mix, sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, apricot baby food and plum baby food. Mix for 2 minutes. Stir in walnuts and pour batter into the prepared pan.
Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 1 hour. Wonderful with a light dusting of confectioner's sugar or with an almond frosting.
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