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Can't find it as easily as before. Is Duncan Hines the only company to make them? And my local grocery doesn't carry DH.
Oh, that's a bummer. I can tell you, tho, that when another product stopped being carried in my local store, I wrote to the company and asked if they had an alternate solution... in other words, was there a way for me to continue to buy the product, perhaps directly from them. As it turned out, they sold to a another chain and it was arranged for the other store to send me four boxes of the product, with repeat orders approved. Ask, and there may be a similar solution.
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Walmart carries DH Fudge Marble Cake mix in it's Signature line, it's still 18oz. I bought one a couple weeks ago and made a pound cake for hubby.
Our test Kitchen just finished an investigative project on cake mix and their sizes. Unfortunately, Duncan Hines is the only company that makes marble cake mix. We've found that many of the sizes have changed. All of Betty Crocker and Pillsbury sizes have been reduced as well as six flavors of Duncan Hines. The good thing is that the reduction in size will not affect recipes. So if a recipe calls for a 18-1/4 ounce yellow cake mix and the cake mix you have is 15-1/4 ounces, the smaller size mix can be used without any further adjustments.
I had noticed the cake mix size change too. I thought I had read somewhere that it shouldn't affect the recipe quantities.
I actually do not make that many cakes from the mixes, I use them for cookies and in my favorite Cinnamon Roll recipe from TOH from the 2004 annual book.
I'll have to disagree with TOH's test Kitchen. The size definitely matters. Sure, just making the 15 1/4 box cake in a 9x13 pan tastes just fine, but it does look a little miniature in that big 9x13 pan. The 18 1/4 size box baked in a 9x13 pan rose up to the top of the pan, the smaller box makes a smaller cake, about 3/4 of the height as the larger box. But using a smaller box cake mix as a base for cake mix recipe (such as Cake Mix Doctor recipes) Ann Byrn suggests adding 1.75 ounces or 1/2 to 1/3 cup of flour. The smaller size DOES make a difference. I'd like to know what recipes the Test kitchen was testing.
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." -Will Rogers
Like with anything else nowadays, I suppose, we're paying the same or inflated price for smaller portions of products. What's new!!
The information that we received regarding the use of smaller size mixes in recipes came directly from the manufacturers. Our Test Kitchen is continuing to investigate the issue. We will keep you posted on the results.
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