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Topic: how many cups does 1 cake mix make? IN A HURRY!!
mcmurray20 12/19/2009 11:24 AM
i have the pan greased up and im doin the stand up teddy dunno how many it makes need to know if i need to run to the store rly fast before proceeding or not.. i need 6 3/4 cups of cake mix.. how many is in 1 cake mix of duncan hines?? THANKS!
bunnywoman 12/19/2009 11:33 AM
4.5 cup in a mix.

Make up the cake mix extender too and you will have plenty for this pan.
bunnywoman 12/19/2009 11:36 AM
Cake Mix Extender

Add to any cake mix to make it equal 1.5x the batter amount.

1 cup flour ( I use cake flour, but all purpose will work too)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1/2 cup water
mcmurray20 12/19/2009 1:02 PM
awesome! never heard of that before!! thanks sooo much and that wont dilute it too much and make it not taste good..? its devils food cake mix lol
BooBear 12/19/2009 1:04 PM
Bunny, you never cease to amaze me!!! You seem to know everything! Thanks for sharing!
Tater 12/19/2009 3:57 PM
My word! Bunny, have you been studying this stuff your whole life?? You are truly amazing!

Thanks for the extender recipe. I now have it tucked safely away in my notebook for future reference!
bunnywoman 12/19/2009 4:23 PM doesn't dilute it and lose taste at all. It adds height to your cake.

Now keep in mind the 4.5 cups is just straight batter only and NO ADDITIONS to it. If you decide say for example you want to add chocolate chips to your batter then you will come up with approximately 5 cups of batter.

Oh and ladies......

I have learned allot over the years and am not afraid to share. I am just here to help if I can. I don't know everything, but I try to help when I can.
karen 12/20/2009 9:27 PM
Duncan Hines Yellow mix yields 5 cups batter. Pillsbury yellow yields 4 cups and Pillsbury chocolate yeilds 4-1/2 cups batter. Measure your batter and write this down somewhere, so you have a reference to look back on. I would be lost without my precious notes.
Rainglow17 04/20/2012 10:12 AM
Thank you for the tip! I thought I had two cake mixes, but only have one. I wasnt sure that one would be enough, I am doing a 14" round. I don't want it to be super tall because it is not going to be serving a lot of people, but I need the surface area for the decoration plan...

I think I am going to add a dash of cocoa powder as well since I am making a chocolate cake, and I don't want to loose the chocolate flavor with the extention... thanks!
trecur 04/20/2012 3:25 PM
Add a little coffee to the batter to intensify the taste. 1 box of mix with the extender will make a thin layer in a 14" pan (not 2") FYI.
atomicladie 04/20/2012 3:52 PM
Are these measurements for the new reduced cake mixes from DH and BC?
cakedujour 04/20/2012 4:39 PM
The initial posts are 2.5 years old, so they would be the 18.5oz boxes of mix.
atomicladie 04/20/2012 4:48 PM
Thanks, did not pay any attention to the date, so I guess the extender would no loner work.
gmoakes01 04/20/2012 5:13 PM
It should still work.
Spooky_789 04/20/2012 5:14 PM
You can still use the extender. It will just have new volumes with the smaller cake mix sizes.
Santosmami 03/08/2015 11:22 AM
I know this post is extremely "old." But, with the Cake Extender, does it matter on the flavor? I'm using Betty Crockers Chocolate Fudge. Please help!
gmoakes01 03/08/2015 8:17 PM
Welcome! No, it works with any flavor mix.
girliegirl 06/12/2015 6:43 PM
This may be a silly question to baking pros, and I don't know if anyone even keeps up with this post anymore since I see 2009 for the year but... I usually add a box of instant pudding to my cake mixes, do you think it would still be ok to do the cake extender if I did this?
cakedujour 06/12/2015 7:04 PM
I don't use mixes, but I can't see that the extender would matter if you routinely add pudding to the mixes. Bunnywoman often uses pudding too, and I know she uses the extender as well.