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Topic: I added sour cream to cake mix
vthorse 07/22/2009 6:53 PM
And boy is it good, without having to bake my regular sour cream cake from scratch.

I didn't subtract anything, just added about 1/2 cup of sour cream to a store brand yellow cake mix..then thought, if 1/2 cup is good, 3/4 must be better! So I tossed in a bit more.

Then I had leftover buttercream frosting in the fridge that I re-whipped after throwing in almost a full 8 oz. pkg of cream cheese. (would've been full, had someone not gotten into it.)

What a yummy cake!

No special occasion, other than it's my treat (not the whole cake, I assure you!) for my after weigh in at TOPS tonight.

I didn't even decorate it other than the frosting cover, although I did get so very fancy and torted both 9" layers.

And, yikes, I didn't have enough frosting to do a crumb coat and a top coat, because of me getting so fancy and using the frosting on 4 layers.

But it was nice to play around just for myself.

mmumsie 07/22/2009 9:56 PM
cakes06 07/22/2009 10:32 PM
Sounds really good. Think I'll try that.
katyrzinia 07/23/2009 1:45 AM
Daisy Brand Sour Cream ran an advertisement that suggested adding 1/2 cup of their sour cream to any cake mix to make it extra moist and delicious.

Cake Mix Doctor cookbook has many recipes that use that addition and even a full cup to many of the recipes too. Makes for very good results! I love the addition of sour cream to my cakes---they stay so moist and have extra flavor.

Good thinking!

lovegrace 07/23/2009 8:28 AM
It is fun to play around! The other day I made a white cake (box mix) and marbles in blackberry jam, then baked. It stuck to the pan a little, but tasted wonderful! Of course I'm thinking about joining WeightWatchers from all this "taste testing"! We make such a wonderful product!
CJR4LSU 07/23/2009 9:08 AM
I have a question about the sour cream...does it make the cake taste like sour cream? In other words, would you add this to all cakes, or would the Daisy make my white wedding almond cake taste like sour cream 9ugh!)?
katyrzinia 07/23/2009 10:53 AM
With just a half cup of sour cream, there really is not a major change in the flavor---just the texture and moistness.

I suggest you try it on a sample recipe and see what you think. I personally like the addition and the taste.

CJR4LSU 07/23/2009 11:00 AM
thanks katyrzinia!
vthorse 07/23/2009 11:11 AM
I can taste the difference, and because I make it, I know it's sour cream..but don't know if others would pick up on it.

Just adds a good dimension.
cheatize 07/23/2009 7:07 PM
I add sour cream all the time and no one has ever mentioned tasting it in the cake.
vthorse 07/23/2009 7:17 PM
To me, it doesn't taste LIKE sour cream, but it does add a wonderful texture and flavor. I just can't come up with the right word!
CJR4LSU 07/23/2009 7:36 PM
Thanks-I'll have to try it out.
wjm 07/25/2009 8:41 PM
When you use the sour cream, if you are "doctoring" your cake mix, do you also add the extra eggs and oil along with the sour cream? How much of each ingredient do you add?
vthorse 07/25/2009 9:36 PM
I didn't delete or add anything that the box called for. I only added about 3/4 cup sour cream.