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Topic: Cake Mix Extender recipe....
bunnywoman 02/16/2010 1:41 PM
Cake Mix Extender

Add the following to a box mix to make 1 1/2 mixes.

1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
1/2 cup water

** I do like to use Cake flour too for this, but regular all purpose flour works just fine too.
** I just add all of the dry ingredients in with the box mix and stir it up with a whisk. You can sift this if you like, but I find the whisk works just as well and has less mess!
bunnywoman 02/16/2010 2:37 PM
This one is courtesy of HPJMOM:

Cake Mix Extender

1 cup flour
¾ cup sugar
½ cup oil
2/3 cup milk or water
1 tsp. baking powder

cattitude 02/16/2010 3:26 PM
There is also a sour cream one too. I'll try and find it. This is great...a thread with all the extenders!!
cattitude 02/16/2010 3:30 PM
Cake Mix extender

Prepare cake mix as per package directions. In addition to this add,
1 egg
1 cup flour
250 ml (or 8 oz.) sour cream or yogurt (I prefer to use low fat yogurt)
1 cup white sugar
1/3 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla or other suited flavouring

Bake as per pkg. directions

Fat content will vary depending on whether or not you use full fat sour cream or yogurt. I’ve used them all including low fat sour cream, yogurt etc…. and the results are great each and every time.
cattitude 02/17/2010 11:54 AM
Cassandrascakes Large Quantity Cake Mix
Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:55 PM

I have searched high and low to find a thread on mixing up more than one cake mix at a time for making a large quantity of cake batter at one time. I have mixed several suggestions from others and came up with this and it is wonderful. It produce a wonderful flavor with a fine crumb. I used it for a stacked 14"square, 12"round, 8"square and 6"round wedding cake that a bride wanted. It held up beautifully. I frosted my cake with Earlene Moore's cream cheese icing and it turned out great.

This cake recipe is the maximum quantity for your 5 quart mixing bowl. It mixed up perfect in my Kitchen Aid Accolade. It yielded 15 1/2 cups cake batter.

2 Duncan Hines Butter Recipe cake mixes (I guess you could use any flavor)
2 cups All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
4 Sticks Butter (I used half butter, half margarine)
2 2/3 cups water
6 eggs
1 box French Vanilla Pudding Mix (instant)
2 tsp Baking Powder

Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs, mix until blended. Add cake mix, pudding, flour and baking powder. Blend on low while drizzling in water in a thin stream. Mix until smooth (doesn't take long), and bake according to directions for your pan size. I had to share this because it turned our so good. I hope someone else enjoys!!

From Beanie70----
The only thing I do different is I use all butter and I use the large box of pudding instead of the small one. I also use Betty Crocker Golden vanilla instead of DH, but that's just my preference. It really taste wonderful!
Mama Bear 05/17/2010 1:36 PM
bunnywoman : If I'm going to use 2 cake mixes, can I just use one recipe of the extender. Each of my cake mixes will give me about 5 cups of batter, and I only need 11 cups for the pan.
bunnywoman 05/17/2010 3:21 PM
Sure you can.
nzp9m5 10/13/2010 3:50 PM
I noticed that one of the extenders has pudding and another has sour cream. Has anybody used the pudding and the sour cream in the same extender or to a box mix without being an extender. I thought I saw a recipe that was from a couple years ago that used both in the same recipe? Thanks to anyone who could help me out.
sweetgrandma 10/14/2010 7:41 AM
I use the instant pudding mix and yogurt in the same recipe...Not the extender......just a regular DH cake mix..but I also add extra oil, an extra egg and more flavoring. And I only use a couple of tablespoons of pudding mix and a half or whole container of yogurt...whatever flavor that goes with the cake mix.
I especially like pineapple yogurt with the DH pineapple supreme cake which I also add a half of a ripe banana. My customers love it!
That's what's so great about mixes..they're very forgiving..You can add almost anything to them and they still turn out good.
cattitude 10/14/2010 10:08 AM
Here's a link to a recipe that has pudding and sour cream without the extender. It works extremely well for other flavors, just omit the chips and match the pudding to the flavor of cake mix. Water also can be subbed for the milk.

Sweetgrandma--what's the difference with the cake if you use half a box of pudding vs. a whole box? Does it effect flavor, texture, height?
sweetgrandma 10/14/2010 1:36 PM
taste and least IMHO........ I made it the first time with the whole box and the next time with only a couple of spoonfuls and I liked the second one better. It seemed lighter and more flavorful. That said...we all have different ideas of what's good....I'd try it both ways if I were you and see which you prefer.
cattitude 10/14/2010 2:00 PM
Awesome. I definitely will.
Thank you SweetGrandma!
nzp9m5 10/14/2010 5:11 PM
WOW! both sounds yummy! Thank you SweetGrandma and Cattitude.. I plan on trying one or both of these recipes this weekend. Cattitude I checked out that link OMG my mouth was watering. did you use all that oil without the chips?
cattitude 10/14/2010 7:39 PM
I only use half a cup of oil and choc chips because my daughter is a chocolate lover. Only half!
YOFJAB 12/30/2010 3:50 PM
i still haven't tried an extender recipe yet but I promised myself I will in the next month or so for one of the cakes I bring to work. Question -- Does it effect the flavor of the cake box mix? I mean if I am using a lemon box mix with an extender, do I need to add lemon juice or lemon flavoring? Or more vanilla to a yellow or French vanilla mix with an extender -- or strawberry flavoring with a strawberry box mix and an extender?
bunnywoman 12/30/2010 7:01 PM
I do just that. If I am making a lemon cake and add an extender recipe to it then I will add 1 tsp of lemon extract to it as well.
MARIE J 12/30/2010 9:07 PM
Hey bunnywoman - would this work on my scratch cake mix do you know ? !!!
bunnywoman 12/31/2010 9:23 AM
Yes it should.
whoknew? 08/02/2011 11:16 PM
I haven't used the BW extender recipe, I've stuck to my tried and true, The Cake Mix Doctor, Basic Sour Cream recipe. I LOVE it! Everybody else LOVES it. Nobody wants to ever eat anything else after they taste it. I call it a WASC, but maybe it isn't really.....I just know it is easy, consistent, reliable, sturdy, carves well, has a great crumb, and tastes fabulous.

Here's the recipe I use, exactly as printed in the Cake Mix Doctor book:
Basic Sour Cream White Cake
1 package (18.25 oz.) plain white cake mix (I use Duncan Hines)
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup vegetable oil (I use canola)
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (I use almond extract)

and here's my favorite chocolate recipe so far:

Darned Good Chocolate cake (from Cake Mix Doctor book, Anne Byrn)
1 pkg devil's food cake mix
1 (4 oz.) box instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
½ cup water
½ cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
Chocolate chips if desired (I don't like the texture difference, so I don't add chips)

cattitude 08/03/2011 12:11 AM
Well if you ever need more volume and just don't have the extra cake mix around, you might want to try it someday. I love the extender because it makes a taller cake, tastes great and it adds scratch into the cake.