Betty Crocker or make from scratch??

Posted on: Fri, 06/09/2006 - 1:05pm
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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

Posted on: Fri, 06/09/2006 - 2:06pm
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Betty Crocker. Besides it being safe, everyone loves the moist result.
Rachel

Posted on: Fri, 06/09/2006 - 2:52pm
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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.

Posted on: Fri, 06/09/2006 - 11:04pm
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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.

Posted on: Sat, 06/10/2006 - 1:09am
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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.

Posted on: Sat, 06/10/2006 - 3:08am
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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!

Posted on: Sat, 06/10/2006 - 12:21pm
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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!
EB

Posted on: Sun, 06/11/2006 - 10:51am
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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

Posted on: Fri, 06/09/2006 - 2:06pm
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Betty Crocker. Besides it being safe, everyone loves the moist result.
Rachel

Posted on: Fri, 06/09/2006 - 2:52pm
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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.

Posted on: Fri, 06/09/2006 - 11:04pm
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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.

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