Saturday, October 4, 2008

#15_ Devils Food Cake Mix (Subs)

This is in response to a reader's query if there's a substitute or alternative for the boxed Devil's Food cake mix,(entry #13). She caught me off guard! I'm sure there is. But I have never used anything but my aunt Betty's mix, (you know, Betty Crocker). I've been so spoiled since these pre- mixes are so convenient and are so cheap, even nowadays when everything is so expensive I bought few of them the other day from W-mart for $.89 per box. Still cheap, considering I don't have to measure and sift the dry ingredients....Aunt Betty already done the dirty work for me.

Anyhoo, I searched around my kitchen and found BETTER HOMES & Garden cookbook and pulled out a recipe for a devils food cake. Since you're not making the cake itself, I'll just give you the list for the dry ingredients to use for the mudslide cookies.

Here they are:
2 1/4 cups all-pupose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 3/4 cup white sugar
Combine and sift all ingredients

According to the cookbook, the reaction of the cocoa powder and the baking soda gives the devil's food cake or cookies its characteristic reddish brown color. There you go, I learned something new today! Thank you for asking the question.
Just remember that I just pulled this recipe out from the book. I did not try it, so please let me know how you did. thanks a lot.


  1. Hi MaMely
    I tried this recipe and added 2 eggs and 1/2cup of oil but it was too dry so I add another egg and put more oil(1/2c)but the texture was still not good but I baked it anyway. It didn't turned out as good but my boys eat it so hindi nasayang but hopefully you can publish another one which is not a Betty Crocker packet because it's expensive here in NZ.Salamat MaMely.

  2. Hi jaram, thanks alot for your input and for your efforts. i will look into searching for more chocolate cake recipes and will let you know. In the meantime, try some brownie might work.