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Sophia. Dec 16, 2008 04:58 PM

so I'm baking for the folks at work this year and I'm planning to give them a muffin assortment. this recipe caught my eye http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/20...] but I don't want to use cake mix or pudding mix...anyone have any suggestions on how to modify it or any recipes that are similar? thanks!

  1. goodhealthgourmet Dec 16, 2008 05:31 PM

    if you Google "yellow cake mix" you'll find recipes for making your own.

    same goes for "vanilla pudding mix."

    good luck!

    1. alkapal Dec 17, 2008 03:22 AM

      sophia, why don't you want to use cake mix? imo, that betty crocker super moist cake mix is excellent. it makes a nicely-textured cake (fine crumb), as well. sometimes, i'll bake cupcakes with the mix, adding a little extra real vanilla extract and an extra egg. tastes like little (very good) poundcakes. pioneer woman won't steer you wrong! ;-). plus, it is so much easier than making your own "mix". good flavor + value = winner!

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      1. re: alkapal
        alkapal Dec 18, 2008 02:52 AM

        i've used duncan hines very successfully, also. look at this link for a "irish mist" glazed pound cake with almonds and coffee, using the d.h. "moist deluxe" "butter recipe golden cake mix": http://www.duncanhines.com/newDuncan/...
        (this would be an awesome cupcake, too!).
        see, they "pump up" the seasonings and ingredients, too -- a lá cake doctor.

      2. chowser Dec 17, 2008 04:38 AM

        You can use your favorite yellow cake recipe and replace some of the liquid (usually milk or buttermilk) with run, eg this one from Restaurant Eve is excellent:

        http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/...

        Mix up the cake and follow the rest of the directions from the pioneer woman site.

        1. leanneabe Dec 18, 2008 08:53 AM

          You could make your own yellow cake from scratch and sub in 1/2 c. liquid with 1/2 c. rum. Then make the rum glaze and go from there.

          Are you making a muffin assortment or a cupcake assortment? Because a rum cupcake might be kind of... jolting as a morning pastry.

          As an aside, all my rum/boozy cakes are made with cake mix. I find that when you're glazing things with a rum glaze, no one really cares how the cake itself was made. Plus, they're so impressed with the boozy glaze that they just assume the whole thing is a baking masterpiece.

          I also make a Black Russian cake, which is like a rum cake but with chocolate cake, Kahlua in place of rum and half vodka, half Kahlua in the glaze.

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