Cake mixes are a great way to have a taste of homemade cake without having to spend hours in the kitchen. The only downside is how much batter you need for each mix, how long it takes, and how often you get a bad batch of cakes.
To avoid these problems, we’ve put together a rating system for how many cups of mix you should use with how much batter. This will ensure that your cake tastes the same every time.
Each standard cake mix has slightly different instructions so check carefully before dumping all the batter into one bowl.
Generally, most mixes take around three-quarters of a cup per serving or 7 or 8 cups per box of cake mix. You may have to adjust this occasionally due to how moist the mix is but for normal cakes it’s safe if you follow these proportions. If however, you expect your guests to be big eaters then go up half a cup on each side – either way it won’t be too dry or too soggy!
Here’s how many cups of batter does a typical cake mix take:
– Betty Crocker Super Moist Cake Mix – 2 1/2 cups
– Duncan Hines Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix – 3 cups
– Pillsbury Golden Supreme Cake Mix – 2 1/4 cups
– Jiffy Cake Mix – 2 1/4 cups
– Complete Devil’s Food Cake Mix with pudding – 2 3/4 cup
– Betty Crocker Super Moist Butter Recipe Golden Cake Mix – 3 cups
– Duncan Hines Super Moist Butter Recipe Yellow Cake Mix – 3 1/4 cups
Now that you know how many cups of batter does a cake mix takes, how long do you have to wait and how often can you use it? Well, typically they say on the box