I have really been trying to find a homemade version of a cake mix. I think I have finally given up and decided that sometimes cake mixes just work best.
I have now tried several different cake mix recipes that are supposed to be copy cats of a mix like Duncan Hines. I found the recipes online and all were reviewed well. I don’t agree. They are not like a Duncan Hines or Betty Crocker cake mix cake. They just aren’t. Yes, they are good, but they are not a cake mix cake.
The texture is just all wrong. They fall apart and are much dryer then a mix cake. I tried adjusting things and baked them less, but the results still were not the same. It just is not the same.
I rarely use a cake mix. I use them in my cake mix cookies and for a few other cakes that I doctor up to make them better. The homemade mix just won’t work for these things. It just isn’t close enough.
Yes, I can make a good chocolate cake, but sometimes I am just going to break down and buy an unhealthy, preservative filled cake mix.
What do you think? Has anyone else had success trying a homemade version of a cake mix and have it turn out like a cake mix would? Have you found something that works for you? Something that is just truly just like a cake mix?