Copycat Duncan Hines Boxed Cake Mix Recipe

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Copycat Duncan Hines Boxed Cake Mix
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  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Set oven rack to second-lowest position.
  3. Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan, and line bottom of pan with parchment paper.
  4. In a medium or large bowl, with an electric mixer, cream the sugar and shortening until no granules remain (about 4 minutes).
  5. Add in eggs and almond extract (if using); beat very well for 5 minutes on high speed.
  6. In a small bowl sift together flour, baking soda and salt.
  7. Add to the creamed mixture along with the buttermilk; mix well until blended (about 2-3 minutes).
  8. Transfer to a prepared baking pan.
  9. Bake on second-lowest oven rack for 30-35 minutes (check for doneness after 25 minutes, this cake bakes fast!).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2728.69 Kcal (11424 kJ)
Calories from fat 1101.15 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 122.35g 188%
Cholesterol 398.95mg 133%
Sodium 2247.94mg 94%
Potassium 751.8mg 16%
Total Carbs 354.34g 118%
Sugars 160.34g 641%
Dietary Fiber 7.5g 30%
Protein 45.35g 91%
Iron 4.5mg 25%
Calcium 378mg 38%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 314.37 Kcal (1316 kJ)
Calories from fat 126.86 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.1g 188%
Cholesterol 45.96mg 133%
Sodium 258.98mg 94%
Potassium 86.61mg 16%
Total Carbs 40.82g 118%
Sugars 18.47g 641%
Dietary Fiber 0.86g 30%
Protein 5.22g 91%
Iron 0.5mg 25%
Calcium 43.6mg 38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 64
  • 73

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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