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New Contest! What Can You Do with a Yellow Cake Mix? 
Jul. 5, 2009 9:47 am 
Updated: Jul. 7, 2009 2:43 pm
Have you ever thought of how versatile a yellow cake can be?  My mom used to keep a 9X11 size yellow cake in the freezer and if unexpected company should show up she always had something ready to serve.  She had several different toppings: a crumb top over strawberry or raspberry jam that she called her Christmas Morning Coffee Cake; a pineapple concoction, which was my favorite;  and some kind of apple topping.  Anyway, I thought it would be fun to see how many different ideas were out there for what to do with yellow cake mix.  Personally, I like a Cherry Dump Cake.  Let's go folks!  And, to the winner?  A yellow cake mix!
Jul. 5, 2009 4:11 pm
Freezing a yellow cake is a neat idea. I am from Iowa and most folks have a deep freezer of some sort in their garage or basement. I live in California and we don't have the room or use for that, so I couldn't store a cake like that in my freezer. Lets see, what do I do with a yellow cake..................? I like yellow cake with store bought chocolate frosting. I have made yellow mini bundt cakes before.
Jul. 5, 2009 6:46 pm
Hi, In the fall when you get in the mood for pumpkin pie and such a great alternative is: Make the filling for pumpkin pie and put into an 8x8 greased pan. Take a yellow cake mix and mix with a couple tablespoons of butter. Sprinkle the mixture over the top and bake. Try it, its great!
Jul. 6, 2009 6:31 am
My mom used to do the same thing except with Pound Cake. I guess I would do the same thing to yellow cake I do with Pound Cake: Fresh fruit with homemade almond flavored whipped cream with toasted almond slivers sprinled over. Mmmm, that pumkin pie idea sounds good!
Jul. 6, 2009 6:34 am
they call it a peach cobbler here in VA 2 large cans of peaches - drain one can and chop the peaches up place in the bottom of an unbuttered pan chop 2nd can of peaches up add syrup and yellow cake mix - nothing else no eggs or oil crazy huh dump on top of peaches in cake pan - dot with butter and spinkle pecans on top bake at 350 degrees about 45 minutes take out and allow to cool - add vanilla ice cream simple yet easy
Jul. 6, 2009 10:12 am
Yellow butter cake topped with pastry cream then topped with bananas, strawberries, pineapple and whipped cream. We had this at a chain Italian Restaurant and everyone loved it. I created a similar version at home that everyone loves just as much. The best part is it won't cost a fortune to enjoy.
Jul. 6, 2009 11:47 am
Poke holes into a baked yellow cake, pour coconut cream and condensed milk onto it, let it soak in, frost, cover in coconut! aka "Coconut Cream Cake I". Just made this and it was great. Or "Easy Lemon Bars".. that's great too.
Jul. 6, 2009 6:18 pm
I've never been a fan of yellow cake mix...but I do use it for pineapple or peach upsidedown cakes.
Jul. 7, 2009 2:43 pm
I'd have to go for Gooey Butter Cake. Mmmm.
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I'm a happily married, retired grandmother who loves to cook. I also love to eat! Other than eating I love to fly fish, knit and listen to Il Divo. Actually, I've taught women's fly fishing classes and owned a yarn shop, but retired last spring, and I would LOVE to go to an Il Divo concert. We have had a lot of illness and deaths in our circle of friends and family this year, and baking yeast breads and knitting has been a great way for me to work out the stress. In 2009 there's no way to go but up! (And I hope it's not my weight!)
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook "main dishes" and bake bread. My goal is to make the perfect salt rising bread! You know, the one that makes the whole house smell cheesey (sounds better than "like dirty feet") when it's toasting.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Mincemeat. You either love it or hate it. I love it. I make it every year in October for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, then have a couple of quarts left over to use throughout the year. It was a whole lot easier once my mom suggested that I cook it in the oven rather than on the stove top. Smart lady, my mom! And, she's 85 years old.
My cooking triumphs
Cabbage rolls. I make really wonderful cabbage rolls. I use saurkraut and bacon rather than tomato sauce to cook them in. My family often asks me to make them, and my DH can't stand the smell of them cooking, so I always cook them in a Crock Pot outside--spring, summer, winter and fall. I really like them better baked in the oven.
My cooking tragedies
Salt rising bread. I have tried 16 times, and ready to start the 17th tonight, to make the starter. I just can't seem to get the timing right. I did make it through the sponge and into the pan once, but I used KAF Salt Rising Yeast, and the flavor wasn't very intense. I really, really, want to do this for my 87 year old dad, who loves it toasted with peanut butter. Good thing he's in really good health!
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