The Cake Mix Doctor by Anne Byrn

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

  • 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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