Betty Crocker or make from scratch??

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Next Saturday is my son's 1st b-day. I decided to make cupcakes instead of a cake. I just can't make up my mind on whether I should use a recipe out of a cookbook or buy the boxed Betty Crocker mix. It seems that alot of you trust Betty Crocker. Is it because they don't use any peanuts/TN in their line? If I make the cupcakes from scratch I would be using a yellow cake recipe from a Betty Crocker cookbook. Which would you do and why? Thanks!! Julie Mommy to Keegan~11 months old~Peanut allergy

On Jun 9, 2006

Betty Crocker. Besides it being safe, everyone loves the moist result.


On Jun 9, 2006

I use the Wacky Cake recipe --- which has probably been posted quite a few times in the snacks & recipes section. I'd probably still use that recipe, even if I could go back to using box mixes with eggs. It is super easy, you can lick the spoons without worry about salmonella.

On Jun 10, 2006

Betty Crocker. They are General Mills, and will label for shared lines and are ever so tasty. They also have very nice frostings to match.

On Jun 10, 2006

Personally, I'd use the Betty Crocker mix. I feel comfortable with them. Plus, I've never found a yellow cake recipe that I liked! Too heavy for us.

On Jun 10, 2006

Same here. I would go for the mix. It is safe and easy. Try replacing the oil for equal amounts of applesauce. I also have made it with just egg whites and it comes out with a fluffy-like consistency, especially the chocolate. Healthier, too!

On Jun 10, 2006

I would make from scratch, keeping it simple, and would perhaps do no-egg cake. Great cake recipes in snack/recipe topic. Do one of the applesauce cake recipes & enjoy!


On Jun 11, 2006

I used to use Betty Crocker mixes about 2 years ago. My gut told me to stop. I did stop and just a few months later they were recalled for walnuts or pecans. Now I make Yellow Cake from scratch out of a cookbook. Comes out perfectly.

Cakes, ice cream, candy, baked items, Asian food - all foods to make yourself. No questions asked.

JMHO, Carolyn