Now that the box of yellow cake mix went from 18.5oz to 16.25 what do I cut out of my recipe? I would add 4 eggs, 1 package of vanilla pudding mix, 1/4 cup of dark rum, 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, 3/4 cup of whole milk, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1 cup of chopped walnuts.
prettycake51 (100 discussions) on May 14, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Really why go thru the trouble of adding more flour.. That is very wrong.. it is so inconvenient to the person who bought and paid for the mix. I used Pillsbury today.. And it came out like it should be.. No adding more flour just to get it right. It was not fry and it did not fall apart.. They have not changed the size.. it is still 18 + oz..
Christine Mlinek (315 discussions) on May 14, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Cake Mix Doctor suggests adding 6 Tblsp of flour to your yellow cake mix and then proceed... she found it to work, I have not experimented yet to find out for myself.
Donna Stewart (1 discussion) on May 14, 2012 at 03:54 PM
I am wondering the same thing! The cake texture is not the same anymore eighter! Might as well buy a cheaper brand.
j.walker.ohaver (1 discussion) on May 14, 2012 at 02:06 PM
I haven't had an opportunity recently to make a rum cake so I don't have a definite answer for you. Also, I still have in my pantry the 18.5 oz boxes because I stocked up on them when I heard about the changes. Have you tried making a cake using the smaller mix yet? I'd hazard a guess and say that the cake may come out a little more denser and flatter than you're used to. Also you might want to watch the baking time as it may bake faster. I may bake a rum cake myself soon with one of those smaller mixes and see what needs tweaking. Good luck!
jai81764 (1 discussion) on May 13, 2012 at 09:53 PM
I never even noticed that the size changed. go figure!
prettycake51 (100 discussions) on May 13, 2012 at 05:35 PM
This is a great question for Duncan Hines to answer. Everyone here is wondering the same thing..
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