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Cooking Level: Expert

Home Town: Northridge, California, USA
Living In: Valencia, California, USA
Jewels is asking: (3 answers)
We have a massive fundraising bake sale tomorrow. I have several cake mix boxes in the pantry and just discovered that 3 of them that I was planning to use have a "Best if Used By" date at the end of 2012 (October/November). Is there a secret to re-amp them so I can use them up? We're feeding teenagers - cake box mix is fine for them. Baking Soda? Help! I was going to make cupcakes with them. TIA!

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Last updated: Mar. 3, 2013 1:13 pm
Posted: Mar. 1, 2013 3:19 pm
Answered by: It's A New Day
Mar. 1, 2013 3:39 pm
I'm betting they'll be fine as is.
Mar. 1, 2013 4:08 pm
I'm sure the mixes will be fine.
Nonna Hope
Mar. 1, 2013 4:09 pm
That is my opinion also but if you are not comfortable with that try the cake mix cookies you can use any flavor cake mix.
Mar. 1, 2013 4:22 pm
I've used long expired cake mix and it worked just as well as new, so you should be just fine.
Mar. 1, 2013 5:10 pm
They are fine but adding extra vanilla extract or a bit of espresso helps improve the flavor of mixes.
Mar. 1, 2013 9:31 pm
Thanks everyone! This helps! Will be in a baking frenzy tomorrow!
Answered by: Molly
Mar. 1, 2013 7:36 pm ~. Here is a way to extend your mixes to make additional batter.
Mar. 1, 2013 9:31 pm
Thanks Molly! I just copied that! I have cake flour that needs using too!
Answered by: nanny129
Mar. 2, 2013 1:44 am
Mar. 2, 2013 1:44 am
i made this- very easy- very good and VERY sweet:-)
Mar. 3, 2013 7:49 am
You should be fine. Maybe make cookies if they don't rise :)
Mar. 3, 2013 1:13 pm
As long as they have remained sealed and never got wet, they should be fine. Those dates are based on getting the optimum results and powdered mix products remain shelf stable for quite a long time if properly stored.
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