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Cake Mix Too Sweet

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TX_Mommy Apr 24, 2013 10:37 AM

I was in a discount grocery store last week and found box cake mix for 19 cents per box. I stocked up. I used the first box last night and it was WAY too sweet!! (I mean, "headache after only 2 bites" sweet!) No wonder it was on clearance.

Is there anything I can do to lessen the sweetness of the other mixes when I use them? I feel like just adding more flour isn't enough...am I wrong?

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    youareabunny RE: TX_Mommy Apr 24, 2013 10:55 AM

    Use milk? If you add more flour you should take away a similar amount. I don't recall the proportion of sugar:flour:fat in those mixes but you look that up you can take that into consideration.

    Maybe cocoa powder could help too, unless its already chocolate lol.

    1. sarahjay RE: TX_Mommy Apr 24, 2013 11:03 AM

      Try using them in other ways, such as the popular "cake mix dump cake" with tart fruit, instead of making a cake.

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        treb RE: TX_Mommy Apr 24, 2013 11:12 AM

        Add some cocoa, the unsweetened stuff, and a touch of instant coffee.

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