The Cake Mix Doctor by Anne Byrn

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Notes about this book

  • scparks on April 14, 2012

    This is SUCH a useful book and every recipe works. Having the photos at the front of the book gives you an idea when selecting a recipe. It is very helpful.

  • spersall on March 22, 2010

    I love this cookbook. In fact when it came out in soft cover I purchased copies for every female in my family including a couple of nieces that were still in their teens. This is my go to book for quick, but amazing desserts.

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Sour cream chocolate cupcakes with sour cream chocolate frosting

    • PennyG on November 02, 2013

      These are "cupcakes for adults." I say that because the sour cream frosting is not too sweet. Really nice!

  • Old-fashioned prune cake with hot buttermilk glaze

    • jenmacgregor18 on September 04, 2022

      This was very moist. In fact, I had a little trouble getting it out of the pan. My glaze mostly travelled to the outside edges. If I made it again, to more evenly distribute it, I'd slowly pour over, reserving some to add to the middle of the cake as it is absorbed. But it very good, just the right amount of spice and not too sweet. My only changes: I used a regular buttery yellow cake mix , as I didn't have the pudding in-mix variety and I swapped cane syrup for corn syrup.

  • New York-style cheesecake

    • scparks on April 01, 2013

      pg. 224-225 Uses 9 x 13 inch baking pan and a plain white cake mix as base (adds butter and egg) for the crust. Easy for groups.

  • Pina colada cake

    • MiChal.626 on October 14, 2013

      I couldn't get the coconut whipped cream to form any peaks, but it still tasted great.

  • Applesauce spice cake

    • bching on April 06, 2018

      I followed the recipe except used black walnuts instead of pecans. Only okay--a fair amount of work and even though I used home made applesauce from homegrown organic apples and foraged walnuts, there was a strong artificial taste.

  • Orange Dreamsicle cake

    • kateiscoooking on April 23, 2017

      This cake was good. But, I'd have used a cake tester and put holes in it and drizzled it with the glaze while it was hot. The glaze kicked it up a notch and would've been better distributed throughout the cake.

  • Cannoli cake

    • kateiscoooking on March 06, 2017

      Made this for Greg's b'day. Tasted just like a cannoli. The crew devoured it. Wouldn't change a thing

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  • ISBN 10 0761117199
  • ISBN 13 9780761117193
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Mar 31 2000
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 464
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Workman Publishing
  • Imprint Workman Publishing

Publishers Text

By doctoring up packaged cake mix with just the right extras-a touch of sweet butter here, cocoa powder there, or poppy seeds, vanilla yogurt, sherry, eggs, and grated lemon zest for the Charleston Poppy Seed Cake-even the least experienced baker can turn out luscious signature desserts, time after time.


The proof is in the taste, and the taste never stops-from Toasted Coconut Sour Cream Cake to Devilishly Good Chocolate Cake; from a to-die-for Caramel Cake and a Holiday Yule Log to cheesecakes, coffee cakes, sheet cakes, pound cakes, bars, brownies, and those all-important frostings, here are 175 fast, foolproof recipes. No one will believe these cakes came out of a box!



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