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Old 10-11-2007, 08:02 AM
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Default What is your favorite cake to make that starts with a yellow cake mix?

What is your favorite cake to make that starts with a yellow cake mix?

Starting with a mix makes baking much faster and I know there are some great recipes out there.

Here's one.

Dots of Chocolate

1 box yellow cake mix
1 (3 oz) box vanilla instant pudding mix
1 (3 oz) box chocolate instant pudding mix
4 eggs
1 cup water
2/3 cup oil
1 (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips

In a large mixer bowl, combine mixes, eggs, water, and oil, beating until well blended, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into greased and floured tube or bundt pan.

Bake at 350 for 50 to 60 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes before removing from pan. Be careful not to overbake or it will be dry.
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:37 AM
 
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My mom used to make this easy recipe for us from yellow cake mix:

1 box yellow cake mix, prepared according to package directions in 13 x 9 pan
1 can fruit cocktail
2 small or 1 big box of red jello (raspberry, strawberry, cherry, whichever you prefer) prepared according to package directions
1 tub of cool-whip

Mix the fruit cocktail into the semi-set jello, and pour over the cooled cake (still in the pan, of course). Refrigerate until completely set, then spread the cool-whip over the entire top of the cake.

Sometimes, my mom wouldn't wait for the jello to start setting, and would pour it wet over the cake with the fruit in it. The cake would soak up the jello and set that way, and would make it super moist and tasty.
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:42 PM
 
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If you like Coconut Cake, We add a 1/2 box of instant coconut pudding, 1 envelope of dream (not cool) whip,1 cup coconut, 1/2 teaspoon almond extract,and milk instead of the water, follow rest of directions on box,but add extra egg. Top with frosting of 1 envelope of dream whip (follow directions on box) add that other 1/2 box pudding. When frosted,sprinkle the whole thing with coconut.
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:38 AM
 
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I remembered another one for yellow cake mix that is great in the fall. Just add cinnamon to the batter (I add lots) you dont need the sugar stuff, just plain ground. You can add it to your frosting as well. I feel my hips getting bigger just reading thru this site
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Old 10-14-2007, 12:38 PM
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Sara Lee has a wonderful walnut cake that has a yellow cake base. Their description of the cake is:
"Three layers of walnut cake topped with real whipped cream and chopped walnuts."

So just add some chopped walnuts to the cake batter and save some for the topping. The frosting was whipped cream. I used to love to eat this cake right out of the freezer. The frozen whipped cream is like ice cream.

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Old 10-16-2007, 11:01 AM
 
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I like to make crumb cake using a box of yellow cake mix. I wish I had a box in the house now. I could really go for any cake at this point
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:27 PM
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My mother used to make this a lot...it's very moist and very similar to a Tres Leches (Three Milks) Cake if you're familiar with that....

Pina Colada Cake

1 box yellow cake mix
1 can cream of coconut (Coco Lopez is one brand)
1 can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
1 can coconut flakes (small can)
1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped (if in a hurry, Cool Whip will work)
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Make cake in 9x13 pan. When done, poke holes throughout cake with a fork.
Mix cream of coconut and condensed milk. Sprinkle half of the coconut on the cake and then pour the milk mixture over cake. Mix whipped cream and nuts and spread over cooled cake. Sprinkle with remaining coconut.
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:34 PM
 
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My mother used to make this a lot...it's very moist and very similar to a Tres Leches (Three Milks) Cake if you're familiar with that....

Pina Colada Cake

1 box yellow cake mix
1 can cream of coconut (Coco Lopez is one brand)
1 can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
1 can coconut flakes (small can)
1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped (if in a hurry, Cool Whip will work)
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Make cake in 9x13 pan. When done, poke holes throughout cake with a fork.
Mix cream of coconut and condensed milk. Sprinkle half of the coconut on the cake and then pour the milk mixture over cake. Mix whipped cream and nuts and spread over cooled cake. Sprinkle with remaining coconut.
Mmmmmm, change the yellow cake mix to dark chocolate and you have a mounds cake!
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Old 10-19-2007, 08:23 AM
 
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Lemon Cake
18 oz pkg Duncan Hines yellow cake mix
3/4 cup water
4 eggs, stirred in with beater
3 oz pkg lemon Jello
3/4 cup cooking oil

Glaze:
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 tsp grated lemon zest
Juice of 2 lemons
7 oz pkg Angel Flake coconut

Mix cake ingredients in order listed. Beat until fluffy. Add oil, mixing well. Pour into greased & floured 9x13" pan. bake 30-35 minutes in a preheated 350 oven. Remove cake from oven. Jab with a fork at 1" intervals to the bottom. Spoon the glaze mixture over warm cake. Sprinkle with coconut & serve warm.

Pea Picking Cake
Batter:
18 1/2 oz box yellow cake mix
11 oz can mandarin oranges, juice reserved
1/2 cup cooking oil
4 eggs

Preheat oven to 350. Grease & flour three 8 or 9" cake pans. Beat eggs with cake mix; add reserved juice from oranges; stir in oil & fold in oranges using mixer to break up the oranges. Bake 25 minutes. Cool & remove from pans. Can wrap layers for freezing when cooled if you want to make ahead.

Icing:
12 oz Cool Whip
20 oz can crushed pineapple with juice
5 1/4 oz pkg instant vanilla pudding

Mix ingredients together & ice cooled (or defrosted) cake with mixture. Refrigerate cake after icing.

Poppy Seed Cake
18 oz pkg yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1/2 cup salad oil
1/2 cup cream sherry
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup poppy seeds (make sure they're fresh)
4 oz pkg French vanilla instant pudding
4 oz pkg ground walnuts or pecans

Preheat oven to 350. Grease & flour tube or Bundt pan. In bowl place all ingredients; with mixer beat 5 minutes. Turn intpo tube or Bundt pan. Bake 1 hour. If desired, sprinkle confectioners' sugar over top before serving.

Homemade Twinkie Cake

Yellow cake mix, prepared in a 9x13" pan or in two 8" round cake pans. If using 9x13" pan, cut cake into 2 halves to make 2 layers. Cut 2 round cakes into 4 layers.

Filling:
5 TBl flour
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 stick margarine
1 tsp vanilla

Gradually add milk to flour. Cook over medium low heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Cool. Beat rest of ingredients in a large mixing bowl until fluffy. Add cooled milk mixture & beat again until fluffy. Spread filling between leayers. Store covered at least 24 hours. Do not refrigerate. Top can be sprinkled with powdered sugar.
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