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    need packet cake recipes for cakes and slices please

    Hello Everyone,
    I have baked for over 48 years and didn't buy packet cake mixes, baked everything from scratch.
    Recently I came across a Christmas cake using a packet carrot cake mix, tried it with much suspicion, it is delicious. Then on here I saw an apple sauce cake made from a cake mix, thank you, baked that today.

    Do any of you have any other cake or slice recipes that can be made using the packet cake mix as a base?
    I have googled but haven't found much. These would be a good idea to quickly make when I only have a couple of hours notice of visitors coming.
    Thank you Anna from Oz

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    A box of cake mix, 3 eggs, 1/3 cup oil and a can of pie filling.
    Triple Fudge w/cherry pie filling and walnuts (did that one today in a bundt pan with fudge frosting)
    Spice w/ apple 9x13
    Caramel w/ apple 9x13 - These two need cooked brown sugar frosting - wonderfully good
    German Chocolate w/apple - Made that first 43 years ago - very good
    White w/ cherry filling and nothing else in a 9x13. Serve with Cool Whip - very pretty and surprisingly moist

    You get the idea. I did have to add a little extra liquid today, but usually don't. BTW, I never use canned frosting. Cake mixes, yes, but canned frosting tastes as bad as it smells to me.

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    QMFAO

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    Oh, also there are root beer cakes, etc., that are made with cake mix and whatever flavor of soda you want (lemon lime, cola, etc.). I don't know the recipes, but you can just google root beer cake, cola cake, etc.
    QMFAO

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    Dump cakes.

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    I have a cookbook of all Chocolate cakes made with mixes from the Cake Mix Doctor , Anne Byrn and one from Duncan Hines that has various cakes all starting with mixes.....both are excellent!
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    Apple & cinnamon slice

    340g pkt golden buttercake mix (or similar)
    1 cup desiccated coconut
    125g butter, melted (4ozs)
    400g can apple pieces (14/15 ozs)
    1 1/4 cups sour cream
    1 tsp cinnamon sugar

    Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (350 degrees F). Grease an 20cm (8") square cake pan. Line base and the two oposite sides with baking paper, extending the paper 5cm (2") over edge of pan.
    Combine cake mix, coconut and butter in a medium bowl. Press mixture evenly over base of prepared pan. Cook for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool slightly.
    Sread apple evenly over base, then spread sour cream evenly over apple and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Cook for a further 20 minutes, or until sour cream is set.
    Cool in pan. When cooled remove from pan and cut the slice into fingers to serve.
    Enjoy.
    Last edited by Moonglow; 04-13-2012 at 03:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    A box of cake mix, 3 eggs, 1/3 cup oil and a can of pie filling.
    Triple Fudge w/cherry pie filling and walnuts (did that one today in a bundt pan with fudge frosting)
    Spice w/ apple 9x13
    Caramel w/ apple 9x13 - These two need cooked brown sugar frosting - wonderfully good
    German Chocolate w/apple - Made that first 43 years ago - very good
    White w/ cherry filling and nothing else in a 9x13. Serve with Cool Whip - very pretty and surprisingly moist

    You get the idea. I did have to add a little extra liquid today, but usually don't. BTW, I never use canned frosting. Cake mixes, yes, but canned frosting tastes as bad as it smells to me.
    How about white cake with lemon. Tried that recently and it was a nice mild lemon cake. Wouldn't a white cake with blueberries, white frosting, and raspberries be cute for 4th of July?

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    Check out the manufacturer's websites, Duncan Hines, Pillsbury, etc. They have recipes that use their cake mixes. I made a chocolate one this week for church that also had Eagle Brand Milk and cream of coconut with a cool whip topping, coconut and then a little toasted coconut to add color. It was a hit. The recipe came from a blog called Inside Brew Crew Life.

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    WOW Thanks for the Cake Dr site. Leave it to someone younger to help out us seniors.

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    Another vote for CakeMix Doctor. I have made many of the variations in the book. Every single one of them has been so moist and tasty!
    One of the best ones from the book is Blueberry Muffin cake. It's yellow cake with fresh blueberries and yogurt. Oh...and the white chocolate cake with raspberry filling!
    I could go on and on...
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    I wonder if the recipes from the United States using our mixes will work the same with your mixes in Australia? Would be interesting to know. By the way, those from the States who wonder what "slice" is, that's Aussie for what we would call bar cookies. What do they call them in other parts of the world?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hemlock Tea View Post
    Oh, also there are root beer cakes, etc., that are made with cake mix and whatever flavor of soda you want (lemon lime, cola, etc.). I don't know the recipes, but you can just google root beer cake, cola cake, etc.

    HemlockTea ... it's just as simple as you mentioned

    one box of double layer cake mix (any flavour)
    one 10 oz. can of soda (regular or diet, any flavour)
    No-Other-Ingredients!

    Mix together and bake as per directions on the box.

    If you want to use the single layer cake mixes ... just use 1/2 can of the soda.

    Experiment on the combos ....
    Chocolate and Coke
    White and orange or cream soda or lime
    Lemon and 7-UP
    Spice and Dr. Pepper or Root Beer

    The possiblities are endless!!

    ***************

    Another one
    One box one step Angel Cake Mix
    One can pie filling
    No-Other-Ingredients!

    Mix together and bake as per package instructions.
    Remove from oven, and invert as you would the angel cake.

    Again, combos are endless!


    Seasonal Now would be ... Rhubarb pie filling!!!

    Apple Spice ... obviously, use apple pie filling. I like spices, so add more than is in the pie filling.
    Cherry ... makes for a lovely pink cake with big red cherries in it.
    Black Forest CAke ... add 1/2 cup bakers cocoa to the mix, then add in cherry pie filling. Trim with whipped cream or cool whip.
    And on and on and on and on!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarthaT View Post
    I wonder if the recipes from the United States using our mixes will work the same with your mixes in Australia? Would be interesting to know. By the way, those from the States who wonder what "slice" is, that's Aussie for what we would call bar cookies. What do they call them in other parts of the world?
    In Canada, we'd just call them "bars" or "squares".
    The recipes I gave you in my earlier post ... double cake mix would make a two 9" round layers or a 9x13" cake. I gave our standard soda pop sizess. Cans of pie filling would be 19 oz. ... slightly more or less would probably work just fine.

    You mentioned a Christmas CAke recipe ... would you please share it with us?

    Here's a "slice" recipe that I just saw last night. I haven't made it yet, but I've picked up many good ones in the past from this blog, so I can somewhat recommend it, based on past results ....
    http://wecanbegintofeed.blogspot.ca/
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    Wow, some great recipes here! Thanks for asking this question.

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    Another possibility ... all the "Mix in a Jar" recipes ... you make up your own mix, then store in a preserving jar, until you want to make it.

    The good thing about these are that you have direct control over the ingredients, and then on baking day, use it just like a regular store bought mix.

    One year for Christmas I did up a case of mason jars, something different in each, for a gift. The recipient was delighted!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hemlock Tea View Post
    Thanks for the great site. I just went on and signed up for their newsletter.......Always find great information from fellow quilters........

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    Here's another great recipe that starts with a boxed mix ....
    http://www.kraftcanada.com/en/recipe...ake-88453.aspx

    If you search their site, there's many others that start with a mix and then some add-ins.

    If you're not familiar with the Kraft company or site ..... their recipes are always winners!!!!!!!!
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    Check out this inexpensive cookbook. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/193...=ATVPDKIKX0DER I saw it the other day. I'm going to order it - I love the Gooseberry cookbooks. Very simple and very easy. This one is dedicated to recipes using a box cake mix.

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    You can make cookies with cake mix too. I have recipe at home - just add some oil, egg, you could google cookies made from cake mixes. Really good and easy.
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    What is desiccated coconut?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moonglow View Post
    Apple & cinnamon slice

    340g pkt golden buttercake mix (or similar)
    1 cup desiccated coconut
    125g butter, melted (4ozs)
    400g can apple pieces (14/15 ozs)
    1 1/4 cups sour cream
    1 tsp cinnamon sugar

    Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (350 degrees F). Grease an 20cm (8") square cake pan. Line base and the two oposite sides with baking paper, extending the paper 5cm (2") over edge of pan.
    Combine cake mix, coconut and butter in a medium bowl. Press mixture evenly over base of prepared pan. Cook for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool slightly.
    Sread apple evenly over base, then spread sour cream evenly over apple and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Cook for a further 20 minutes, or until sour cream is set.
    Cool in pan. When cooled remove from pan and cut the slice into fingers to serve.
    Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hemlock Tea View Post
    What a neat site. Thanks

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    thanks for the recipe

    Quote Originally Posted by Moonglow View Post
    Apple & cinnamon slice

    340g pkt golden buttercake mix (or similar)
    1 cup desiccated coconut
    125g butter, melted (4ozs)
    400g can apple pieces (14/15 ozs)
    1 1/4 cups sour cream
    1 tsp cinnamon sugar

    Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (350 degrees F). Grease an 20cm (8") square cake pan. Line base and the two oposite sides with baking paper, extending the paper 5cm (2") over edge of pan.
    Combine cake mix, coconut and butter in a medium bowl. Press mixture evenly over base of prepared pan. Cook for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool slightly.
    Sread apple evenly over base, then spread sour cream evenly over apple and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Cook for a further 20 minutes, or until sour cream is set.
    Cool in pan. When cooled remove from pan and cut the slice into fingers to serve.
    Enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deenatoo View Post
    What is desiccated coconut?
    I'm guessing it would be finely shredded coconut???? We just buy it from the supermarket. Hope that is helpful.

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    Thank you

    Thank you everyone for your generous response, and thanks so much for the recipes and the sites to look up. Thanks for the tips too, I am sure I saw a post telling me how many ounces are in a can of cherries or something, but I cannot spot that post!

    deenatoo What is desiccated coconut?>>
    Out here in lace w:st="on">Australialace> we buy two types of coconut in the packet. One is shredded which is in shreds about half inch long, and the other is desiccated coconut which is more ground up. Just right to coat lamingtons with as well as to use in cake and biscuit making. >>
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    QuiltE I will post the Christmas cake made from the packet carrot cake mix. At the moment I am racing to finish a quilt for a new baby granddaughter, I'm flying down to Hobart on Tuesday to visit her and her parents. I did juggle the recipe a bit, so I will have to work out what the measurements are close to......
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    Mitquilt I hadnít thought to check out the manufacturers web site. Out here the two brands I have seen in the supermarket are Greens and White Wings packet cake mixes. I think your packet cake mizes are bigger than ours. Maybe your tins of apples and cherries are too.
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    Martha T I wonder if the recipes from the United States using our mixes will work the same with your mixes in lace w:st="on">Australialace>? Would be interesting to know. By the way, those from the States who wonder.>>
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    There isnít much difference we use metric for measuring now , but I still think in Imperial measuring! There is a slight difference between your tablespoon measurement and ours. It took me a long time to figure out your stick of butter is 4 ounces. http://alldownunder.com/australian-convert/measurement-chart.htm
    I have in my mind what to do if your cake mixes in the packets are larger than ours and if the tins of pie apples etc hold more. I just adjust so I get a nice cake consistency.

    Regards,
    Anna from Oz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna from Oz View Post
    Hello Everyone,
    I have baked for over 48 years and didn't buy packet cake mixes, baked everything from scratch.
    Recently I came across a Christmas cake using a packet carrot cake mix, tried it with much suspicion, it is delicious. Then on here I saw an apple sauce cake made from a cake mix, thank you, baked that today.

    Do any of you have any other cake or slice recipes that can be made using the packet cake mix as a base?
    I have googled but haven't found much. These would be a good idea to quickly make when I only have a couple of hours notice of visitors coming.
    Thank you Anna from Oz

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