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    Copycat Duncan Hines Boxed Cake Mix

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    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    This cake tastes like a boxed white cake mix only better, it has never failed me yet, it is a recipe that I use over and over again for the *perfect* white cake, and so easy to make too! really anything can be addded to this cake, tiny chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit, add in some food colouring for a pastel coloured cake with matching frosting, this makes a wonderful birthday cake!--------- * NOTE* as one reviewer stated they omitted the salt, omitting the salt will change the texture of this cake completely, so please do *not* omit, using butter-flavor Crisco is acceptable but will alter the taste somewhat but not the texture ;-)

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    Serves: 12


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    1. 1
      Set oven to 350 degrees.
    2. 2
      Set oven rack to second-lowest position.
    3. 3
      Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan, and line bottom of pan with parchment paper.
    4. 4
      In a medium or large bowl, with an electric mixer, cream the sugar and shortening until no granules remain (about 4 minutes).
    5. 5
      Add in eggs and almond extract (if using); beat very well for 5 minutes on high speed.
    6. 6
      In a small bowl sift together flour, baking soda and salt.
    7. 7
      Add to the creamed mixture along with the buttermilk; mix well until blended (about 2-3 minutes).
    8. 8
      Transfer to a prepared baking pan.
    9. 9
      Bake on second-lowest oven rack for 30-35 minutes (check for doneness after 25 minutes, this cake bakes fast!).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 28, 2007


      This is an excellent recipe, add egg whites only for a true white cake. Whole eggs make it closer to a yellow cake. By increasing the ingredients by 5 and omitting the wet ingredients you can make this in to a mix and save for future use. To make cake: 5 cups of mix to 1 cups buttermilk, 3 egg whites, 2 t vanilla, 1/2 t almond. Mix well and bake. I make cakes a lot and this is a good mix to have on hand. The amount of servings was missing so I submited a request to show 12 servings, so the nutrition facts are correct.

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    • on July 01, 2011


      This cake at the moment looks great. I like the color of the cake and how light it feels when I press on it. I'm waiting for it to cool a little, before I cut it. I was asked to make birthday cake for a baby.. I have many recipes that I came up with, which are all great, but I wanted to try something different and interesting like finding something close to Duncan Hines. Duncan Hines is the best around. No disrespect to all others intended, just my opinion. I followed the recipe to a "T", doubling the recipe for a 11 by 15. turned out great. Here I go to try it. Fingers crossed. My goodness, PURELY EXCELLENT!

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    • on April 14, 2007


      The BEST white cake i have ever made. I didn't know if it would turn out white after i used yellow crisco, but it still did. I got soo many compliments on it! And i also added a little bit of milk with some cocoa powder for some chocolate cake and that was really good also.

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    Nutritional Facts for Copycat Duncan Hines Boxed Cake Mix

    Serving Size: 1 (80 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 254.5
    Calories from Fat 87
    Total Fat 9.7 g
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    Cholesterol 31.8 mg
    Sodium 187.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 37.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 21.9 g
    Protein 3.8 g

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