Saturday, January 22, 2011

Cake Batter Cookies


Remember when I posted this cake batter bark? Well if you don't you should REALLY check it out- it's so stinkin' good. That recipe called for a teaspoon and change of cake mix, leaving me with a big (almost) full box of cake mix. Of all the things to stress about in life this certainly did not top my list- I can always find a use for cake mix.

Enter these cookies. My husband has a bit of a cookie problem and eats them faster than anyone I know, so keeping cookies in the house is never a problem for me because they are often gone before I go to get some. These cookies were exactly as I expected- delicious with a subtly cakey vanillay taste. (Do you notice I like to add the letter "y" to words? Who knows... let's just go with the flow on this one.) I liked how soft and fluffy they were and the chocolate added a nice contrast to the mix. You can get crafty here and use any flavor cake mix you want- I used yellow- but whatever you have will work.

Source: All Recipes

Ingredients:
1 (18.25 oz.) box cake mix
1 tsp. baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions: 
1- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2-In a medium bowl, stir together the cake mix and baking powder. Add eggs and oil, then mix until well blended. (It was a bit crumbly for me so I used my hands to really mix it well- it's not as smooth as typical dough.)
 3-Stir in chocolate chips, or your choice of additions. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheets.
4- Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven.  Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

105 comments:

  1. I love cake batter cookies! :) My husband's favorite oatmeal cookies have a cake batter base!

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    1. I've made these with strawberry cake mix and white chocolate chips. Yum!

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    2. Must try w. the strawberry cake mix. I'm making the vanilla ones right now.

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  2. Lisa- please share that recipe! I'd love to try them!

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  3. Do you think they would still come out the same if you substituted applwsauce for the egg and oil? These look SO good.

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    1. i use 1 cup of greek yogurt and 1/4c water. applesauce or pie filling will also work (you may need some water or?).

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  4. Do you think these would turn out just as good if you substituted applesauce for the oil and egg?

    These look delicious!

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    1. Yes, I believe so! I use applesauce in my banana and zucchini breads...should work in this too...

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    2. I've done the applesauce before for the oil or butter and used egg substitute and it was one point for weight watchers. Might want to google the recipe for how much though. That's how i found it.

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    3. If you add applesauce and some whipped tofu that will do the trick. I have food allergies, egg, dairy, and nuts are out...must be creative.

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  5. Heather- I've substitutes applesauce before. It works, but does it come out AS good? No, of course not- you're removing the fat, which is what makes them so good. You can most certainly do it, and they'll still be good, but not as good.

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  6. Yum! What a great idea! I'm bookmarking these!

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  7. These sound great. We love cookies here too. :)

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  8. I have always enjoyed cake batter cookies, but your idea of adding chocolate chips to them really makes them that much better. I have a new linky party on my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link this up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/01/sweets-for-saturday-1_21.html

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  9. I love cake batter cookies! They're always so fluffy and delicious:) They look amazing!

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  10. Stephanie,

    Here is the link to my husband's favorite cookies.
    They are from the early days of my blog, so the pictures aren't that great...but these cookies are! :)
    http://mrsfishmakesfishfood.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/chocolate-chip-and-oatmeal-cookies/

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    1. your blog isn't there anymore :(

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  11. im a sucker for cookies and these look great! wish i could try one right Now!

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  12. Hi Stephanie!

    I recently switched my site to my own domain today! :)
    Here is the current link for those cookies:
    http://www.dishesofmrsfish.com/?p=128

    Enjoy!
    Lisa

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    1. I tried to go to this link but it says it's expired. Any thoughts?

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  13. Oh man these look SOOOOO good. I'm definitely going to have to try and make them once my husband takes his PT test in March lol :)

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  14. Those looks so good! What a great idea. Anything "cake batter" has my name written all over it.

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  15. Oh my goodness, these look SO good. Adding cake mix to cookies is pure genius.

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  16. OMG this will officalli be the reason why I will be fat!!!
    Delicious!!!!


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  17. Great pick I love the tilt!

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  18. I don't usually save dessert recipes when they pop up in my Google reader (because I rarely make desserts), but these cookies look so so good. I will need to make them soon!

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  19. I love cake batter cookies as well as your use of the letter "y" at the end of words! My kind of lingo! A friend sent me a link to this post, and I can't wait to check out the rest of your blog!

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  20. just made these but with M&Ms instead. they turned out really well!
    http://netflixandnutella.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/cake-batter-cookies/

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  21. These are amazing..I've made a bunch of batches now with different kinds of mix..they are now my snow day staple! Thanks for this!!!!!

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  22. I made these tonight with bittersweet chocolate chips and half a cup of nutella... guuuuhhhh. Amazing. Thank you so much for this excellent recipe!

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  23. Made these for superbowl and they were a huge hit with the kids and adults...not to mention they are SO easy!!! Found you on the nest..thanks for sharing!

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  24. Made these tonight, they just came out of the oven - my husband has eaten about six and my 2 year old has eaten two and they're not even done cooling! Thanks for sharing - yum!!

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  25. I have these in the oven right now and they smell awesome!

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  26. I've used banana cake with chocolate and peanut butter chips, and red velvet cake with white chocolate chips.

    Both are very tasty!

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  27. Your cookies picture is on the front page of "theBerry" this week. It did not link to you or give you any credit. The only way I found you was to TinEye search the picture and it found your blog. The picture looked so amazing, I just had to have the recipe. I also did not think ti was fair they didn't give you any credit for your picture. It literally took me 20 seconds to find your picture, so they could have done that as well. Here is the link to your picture on "theBerry.com"

    http://theberry.com/2011/04/29/best-photos-of-the-week-61-photos-2/a-best-photos-42-2/

    Thanks,
    Jen

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  28. Jen- Thank you SO much for the heads up! I've had issues with people stealing my content frequently lately and I greatly appreciate the heads up!

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  29. I just saw this post and made the cookies immediately- delicious and SO fluffy! Thanks!

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  30. I found your cookies via Pinterest. They are amazing. I currently have a batch with chocolate cake batter in the oven. Can't say how the end result tastes but the batter/dough is amazing! Thanks for the post.

    Jen

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  31. Wow - those look amazing. I'll be linking in my cookie roundup tomorrow!
    www.makeitlovely.com

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  32. my mom has made these for us since we were kids. they're the only cookies i make(just had them 2 days ago!). i've never used baking powder, but we do add a tbsp of water. they'll be gooey, never crumbly. we add pecans or oats to it sometimes or just do the dough by itself. i've even done them w chocolate cake mix, peanut butter and reese's chips. i always wait til the next day to eat them, regardless of which one i make, cause they're so soft.

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  33. So, I tried these- my initial tray flattened and deflated. I found I needed to add 6tsp of coconut powder to get some volume to the cookies.

    I made mine with red velvet cake mix and white chips- quite pleased!

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  34. They're in the oven RIGHT NOW. I can't wait to eat them.

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  35. I use this recipe as a base for all cake batter cookies. Tonight I am making cake batter cookies with strawberry cake mix and white chocolate chips.

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    1. Oh my strawberry and white chocolate sounds amaaaazing!!! I've currently got confetti cookies in the oven now!!! Can't wait to try these! Found the recipe and pinterest and ran out the next day to get some cake mix :)

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  36. Well the batter dough is delicious - can't wait to try the cookies that are baking right now. thanks for sharing!

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  37. Ever since I have started baking I have been searching for the perfect chocolate chip cookie. This is it. Even though I feel like cheating when I use the cake mix, all guilt goes out the window once you taste them. Be warned though- once you start making them for people, they won't stop asking for them! ;)

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  38. Just tried these for the first time... waiting for hubby to get home and try 'em out cause I am IN LOVE! His favorite box cake is strawberry w/cream cheese icing, so I made strawberry cookies and topped off with the icing... even took some and doubled up with icing in middle to make cookie sandwiches! Can't wait to share the yummy!

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  39. made these tonight with my 4yr old, quality time and yummy cookies. Thanks for sharing!!

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  40. made these today, couldn't get much easier! and they taste great!

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  41. made these today and it couldn't get much easier! and they taste great! thanks!

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  42. wow!! these were amazing!! I just made them today and they turned out great! thanks for the awesome recipe, I can't wait to try these so many different ways! :)

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  43. just found you today via Pinterest... had the ingredients, so I made some for an after school snack for the kids just now.... used German Chocolate cake mix (what I had) and Andes Mint Baking pieces... YUMMO!!! :D my 9yr old sons' response?? ~"WOW! I'M IN COOKIE HEAVEN!" :D Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Made 2 batches of these this afternoon -- white cake mix with choc chips and dark choc cake mix with white choc chips. Both are FABULOUS and my kids are loving them. Thanks for a great recipe, Stephanie!

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  45. These are in the oven as I type. I can hardly wait to eat them...conveniently made just hours before my husband goes out of town. Mwauhahahahaaaaa

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  46. Just made these using devils food cake mix. My son loves them, not even cool yet ;-) Easy quick recipe! Thanks for sharing : )

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  47. I thought it looks difficult to bake this however
    Looks simple to bake yet looks so tasty!

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  48. Just pulled my first batch out of the oven and are these babies ever delicious!! Only had a Devils Food cake mix on hand. I had to make these and figured only more choc can make these even better. So I decreased amount of choc chips and added some chopped walnuts. Will def be keeping more cake mix on hand from now on. Thanks for such a great recipe, Stepanie!!

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  49. Just made these with the kids. They were delicious! Mine didn't look as pretty as your, but we enjoyed them just the same:)

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  50. How many cookies does this recipe make?

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    1. Glenda I'm not sure, a couple dozen though! Possibly 3 dozen?

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  51. I just made them and I would say about 3 dozen depending on the size of the cookies you make. Great cookies! I have to admit I was freaked out my the greasiness of the dough, but they were perfect after baking!

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  52. mmmm! can't wait to make these.

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  53. what kind of cake mix?

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  54. I've been making this recipe for years, but instead of the baking powder I add 1/4 cup of light brown sugar. Also, try butter pecan cake mix, butterscotch chips, and 1/2 cup of chopped pecans. They're a crowd pleaser!

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  55. mmmm i used chololate cake mix! #DELISH!

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  56. I have box of cake mix minus 1 cup (cake batter rice krispy treats), do you think I could still make these? I'm looking for a recipe to use of the remainder of my cake mix! :)

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    1. Yes, add a cup of flour and then make it as directed.

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  57. I've got a box of Pink Lemonade Cake mix crying out to be made into cookies....

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  58. Great recipe:) but I made mine a little different. I followed your instructions only I use 2 tablespoons of softened butter also. I used a yellow cake mix and instead of adding in the chocolate chips I melted them with a little heavy cream and drizzled it over top with a sprinkle of powdered sugar! DELICIOUS!

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  59. I used to make these all the time, and then I noticed the batter was very sticky and HARD to work with...until I noticed that the cake mixes are smaller now! They are 15 oz., so I only use 1 egg and 1/3 C. margarine when I make cake mix cookies.

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  60. I'm making these right now with dark chocolate cake mix and I've been sampling the batter while waiting for the oven to preheat. My friends at work tomorrow will flip over these!

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  61. I just made these with a strawberry cake mix and the mini chocolate chips! Delish!! Thanks!!

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  62. I just made these with a strawberry cake mix and the mini chocolate chips! DELISH!!! Thanks

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  63. I'm about to make these, but they don't make this size cake mix anymore. Not sure if it will jack it up...

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    1. I noticed! I've used the smaller box 3-4 times and it's been fine! :)

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  64. Can I freeze them??

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    1. Yup! You can freeze the dough in balls, or freeze them cooked.

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  65. I made these tonight with chocolate cake mix and toffee pieces. I can't stop eating them!

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  66. Can't wait to try these ones!! I do love the dark chocolate cake mix cookies with whoopie pie cream.

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  67. How many eggs do you use w this recipe?

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  68. chocolate over load, I used chocolate cake mix and Ive tried brownie mix too, with the extra chocolate chips ..... DELICIOUS

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  69. Made these today, and my hubby is in love. Will definitely be trying other combos in the future. Thanks!

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  70. I just made them and used melted butter instead of the oil with a french vanilla cake mix and dark chocolate chips. The kids are in love! The dough turned out exactly like a real cookie mix would and they taste great!

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  71. Used chocolate cake mix and crumbled up graham crackers with small marshmallows. Essentially made a s'more! Came out so good!

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  72. I have to say, I found this on Pinterest, and WOW! Mind blown. I seriously don't know why I never thought of using a cake mix to make cookies before, but they are fantastic. I don't know that I've ever made cookies so tasty. I'm in the UK, and I think my measurements are a bit different though. I found the dough to be too greasy, so before I put it in the oven I kept adding flour a bit at a time and mixing it til it didn't seem to oily/greasy. Everything else, cooking time, etc was perfect. I used the only cake mix I had on hand which was a vanilla with chocolate swirl and just mixed the choc swirl portion seperately. Yum. Two types of cookies without the effort of making two different batches. So simple, so much easier than making a cake, and certainly easier than making cookies from scratch! THANKS!!!!

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  73. In the oven right now! For what it's worth, my cake mix was the 18oz size. I forget what brand...one of the cheaper ones at Kroger. I used yellow cake mix and the oil etc as above. The powder wasn't all absorbed so I added a little under 1/4 c. milk. And a tsp vanilla just for kicks. :) They should be done any minute now. thanks for sharing.

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  74. Oh my gosh I just did this with just Pillsburry supreme strawberry cake mix and they are sooo good.

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  75. yum!! i read the recipie to my family and they insisted we make them asap. well they are awesome! i made them with butterpecan mix and white chocolate chips. thank you for sharing the recipie.

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  76. I just made these using a Cherry Chip cake mix and dark chocolate mini chips.. like chocolate covered cherries with less guilt! they turned out great!

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  77. Try using chocolate cake mix with peanut butter chips. Now that makes an awesome cookie!!!!!

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  78. I used an 18 oz No-Name Devil's Food cake mix (I'm in Canada)and I found that raw, the dough looked quite greasy and seperated when I plopped my would-be cookies onto the sheet. HOWEVER, once cooked, they turned out like perfect little chocolate clouds! Perfect recipe.

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  79. These are wonderful & so easy!! I've made cake mix cookies before, but without the baking powder and they were very soft and cakey. These have more of the cookie texture I like!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  80. Oh my these cookies! I tripled the recipe for a party, (with teenagers it'll go fast), and I must say these are the best cookies I've had!

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  81. These cookies are by far my favorite! I will never bake cookies the same again. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

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  82. Just pulled these beauties out of the oven! they were sooo easy and really delicious! i think these are my new go to recipe! THank you for posting :)

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  83. Made these today and followed the recipe exactly. Hubby and kids love cookies but they were not to impressed with these. Wanted me to keep making my chocolate chip cookies the old fashioned way, from scratch. Sometimes fast and easy just doesn't cut it.

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  84. These are a nice change to the old fashion chocolate chip. I melted a 1/2 cup of butter to use instead of the oil to give it a cookie flavor.

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  85. oh I like that cookies
    i love eating that's why im too fat now :)
    but most of the time what i eat are chocolates
    in fact i buy macaroons online
    because that's my favorite which is chocolate macaroons.
    well anyway that cookies above are interesting i wanna try that.

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  86. In the oven now. I found this recipe because I was trying to use up cake batter, thanks for sharing!

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  87. Apparently, they are making cake mixes in boxes less than 18.25 oz. I'm seeing 15-16 oz. With there need to be any adjustments to the other ingredients? If so, any suggestions as to what to adjust them to?
    Thanks!

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  88. Do you have to use the baking powder? I found a similar recipe online that only called for the cake mix, 2 eggs, and oil.

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  89. First time, Smells GREAT !!!!! THANX

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