Applesauce Spice Cake

Feb 25

Applesauce Spice Cake

This is my husband’s favorite cake, easy to assemble any month of the year because it relies on applesauce. Use unsweetened or sweetened – whatever you have on hand. And if you want to dress up the presentation, make a quick glaze whisking together 1 cup confectioners’ sugar and 2 tablespoons milk or lemon juice […]

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Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Cake

Feb 04

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Cake

Move over applesauce, Greek yogurt is my new favorite baking ingredient. If you are using the optional frosting, bake my chocolate cake in 9-inch layers for 25 to 30 minutes, frost, and you will have a fabulous, fit chocolate cake that embodies a new way to bake. Note: If you are using a cake mix […]

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My Gooey Butter Cake

Sep 27

My Gooey Butter Cake

One of the most popular Cake Mix Doctor recipes, Gooey Butter Cake is the signature cake of St. Louis where it was invented in the 1930s. Many variations of this cake exist, both from-scratch and using a cake mix. What makes my version appealing is that it is faster to prepare using a mix. The […]

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Fresh Banana Cake

Apr 24

Fresh Banana Cake

Use very ripe bananas, the blacker the better. You can bake the layers ahead and freeze them, then frost, and serve. For garnish, sprinkle with cinnamon or finely chopped toasted pecans. Buy the Cake Mix Doctor’s Old-Fashioned Yellow Mix here.

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Southern Caramel Cake with Peach Conserve

Dec 17

Southern Caramel Cake with Peach Conserve

If you use a 15- to 16-ounce yellow cake mix, add 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour to the mix. This recipe is perfect for my cake mix, The Cake Mix Doctor’s Old-Fashioned Yellow cake mix, which is 21.6 ounces. Why add instant pudding mix? It helps suspend the nuts and preserves in the cake layer. You […]

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Blueberry Honey Bun Cake

Oct 15

Blueberry Honey Bun Cake

Fresh blueberries are available nearly year round, but you can always substitute fresh raspberries or cranberries, or a mix of all three. Place the fresh berries on top of the batter just before baking. If using a smaller yellow cake mix (15 to 16 ounces) omit the ½ cup water and bake for 35 to […]

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Flourless Chocolate Cakes

Sep 18

Flourless Chocolate Cakes

Jody Lehman who owns A Cook’s Place gourmet store in Tupelo, MS, is gluten-free. One of her favorite desserts is this chocolate cake, which has no flour. The recipe was shared in a cooking class at her store by a local chef, David Leathers. We loved this recipe, too, and baked it in 8 small […]

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Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Cake

Jul 27

Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Cake

Nothing soothes the summer palate better than ice cream. And nothing is more in sync with summer’s relaxed approach to baking than a do-ahead ice cream cake you stash in the freezer for up to a week before serving. We love Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Cake, but if you’re not a fan of mint use […]

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Lemon Poke Cake

Jun 21

Lemon Poke Cake

Perfect for summertime baking, this lemon cake can be baked the night before when the kitchen is cooler or at the last-minute. We like it with fresh raspberries and blackberries or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It is loved by all ages. This recipe calls for my Old-Fashioned Yellow Mix.  You can buy the […]

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Almond Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Apr 26

Almond Cream Cheese Pound Cake

This is a terrific, all-purpose pound cake recipe. Notice the added flour because the 18.25-ounce cake mixes are now 16.5 ounces. If you want to turn this into a lemon pound cake, substitute 1 tablespoon grated fresh lemon zest (from one large lemon) for the almond extract and use the juice from the lemon for […]

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Cupcakes From the Cake Mix Doctor

Cupcakes From the Cake Mix Doctor

The cupcake is America’s darling. It’s celebrated in upscale bakeries, on Sex in the City, on the cover of Gourmet, and in thousands of classrooms—where every day, it seems, a parent has sent in a batch for the kids to share.

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Anne's Cake Mix

Anne’s Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake Mix

Anne’s Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake Mix

Put on your favorite apron, plug in the mixer, and get ready to bake some memories. I've dreamed of creating a yellow cake mix that gets its color from butter and eggs, not artificial colors, and its scent from Madagascar vanilla.

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