Last Updated on December 16, 2022
Cake mix can be an easy and delicious way for home bakers to make some of their favorite recipes. However, it can be difficult to know what to do when the recipe calls for an 18.25 oz cake mix. Since standard cake mixes are 15.25 oz mixes, the three ounces can make a difference. So what to do if a recipe calls for an 18.25 oz cake mix? Let's take a look.
It can be frustrating to make a recipe, only to find out you don't have enough cake mix. Most of the time, you will have a hard time finding cake mixes that are 18.25 oz. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to fix this problem.
Change In Cake Mix Size
For a long time, the standard size of a box of cake mix was 18.25 oz. However, now it can be difficult to find that size, as most brands have shifted to smaller sizes. In many cases, you will find that boxed cake mixes are now 15.25 oz.
So what led to a change in size? Well, when a company changes its size, it is less noticeable than increasing the price. The cost of the ingredients went up, so big companies responded to this by decreasing the size.
When purchasing a box of cake mix, most people won't inherently notice that the size has changed if the packaging stays the same. However, people will notice a price increase when checking out.
Even with the smaller size, the cake mix can still be used to make a 13x9-inch cake, two 8-inch round cakes, or 24 cupcakes. The companies adjusted the recipe so it will still work for these standard sizes. However, if you aren't following the recipe on the back and are using a different recipe, you will notice a difference.
What To Do If A Recipe Calls For 18.25 oz Cake Mix
Fortunately, there are a couple of easy methods that can help you add more to your cake mix. This will allow you to still bake your favorite recipes with cake mix without worrying about a change in the consistency and flavor.
Keep A Spare Box Of Cake Mix In A Mason Jar
One simple solution to this problem is keeping a spare box of cake mix on hand. Simply pour your cake mix into a mason jar and whenever you have a recipe that calls for 18.25 oz, measure three ounces out from your jar.
Use a kitchen scale to measure out three ounces of cake mix and then add it to your 15.25 oz mix. This will ensure you are getting just the right amount of all the dry ingredients. Be sure to label your mason jar with the cake mix's expiration date so you know how long it is good for.
If you don't want to bother with a spare box of cake mix or you simply just run out, using all-purpose flour can work as a substitute. This option is better if you have a cake mix that is 16.5 oz, as any more than that you will want to add some baking powder.
For turning a 16.5 oz cake mix into an 18.25 oz mix, add six tablespoons of all-purpose flour. If your box is 15.25 oz, add 11 tablespoons of all-purpose flour along with ¼ teaspoon of baking powder.
Make Your Mix
If you are looking for another option to increase the amount of your cake mix, you can easily make your own. It only takes a few common pantry staples to create the mix.
For the mix, combine 1 1/12 cups all-purpose flour, 1 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and ¼ teaspoon baking soda. Mix all the ingredients together until thoroughly combined, then add the mix to a mason jar.
Whenever you need additional cake mix, simply scoop six tablespoons of the mix to go from 15.25 oz to 18.25 oz. This will result in a delicious, flavorful cake. The remaining mix you made can be stored in the mason jar whenever you need it again.
How Many Cups Are in an 18.25 oz Box of Cake Mix?
You can still find some cake mixes that are 18.25 oz in size. However, this is now far more uncommon than it used to be. If you're wondering how to make your own cake mix that's 18.25 oz in size, you'll need around 2 ¼ cups of dry mix.
How Many Ounces Are in a Jiffy Cake Mix?
Their golden yellow cake mixes are usually just 9 oz in size; which is considerably smaller than most boxed cake mixes. Jiffy has been supplying us with a range of baking mixes for almost 100 years already, and they look set to stay! You can usually pick up their golden yellow cake mix for a little under a dollar, from most grocery stores. The main ingredients are sugar, wheat flour, and vegetable shortening.
How Many Ounces Are in a Pillsbury Cake Mix?
When it comes to cake mixes, Pillsbury is my go-to brand; they are well-trusted and always come out absolutely delicious. And a plus of their cake mixes is that they're bigger than others, like Jiffy. Typically, Pillsbury cake mixes are around 15.25 oz. and come in a range of flavors such as yellow cake mix, strawberry cake mix, lemon cake mix, and devil's good cake mix.
You can often pick up these cake mixes for a little over a dollar, from most grocery stores. The main ingredients are enriched bleached flour, sugar, and leavening.
How Many Ounces is a Duncan Hines Cake Mix?
Another popular brand of cake mixes is Duncan Hines. Much like other brands such as Pillsbury and Betty Crocker, you can not go wrong with Duncan Hines. Typically, Duncan Hines cake mixes are around 15.25 oz.
This is the average size when it comes to boxed cake mixes. You can buy these cake mixes for around $1.40 from most grocery stores. They come in a huge range of flavors, including red velvet, dark chocolate fudge, classic yellow, classic white, devil's food, and butter golden cake mix. The main is enriched bleached wheat flour, sugar, and leavening.
How Many Grams Are in a Cake Mix?
The grams in a cake mix vary depending on what size the cake mix is. Let's take a look at some of the most popular cake sizes in ounces and the size they are when converted into grams. The most common cake mix box size is 15.25 oz. In grams, this amounts to around 430 grams.
Another cake size you may see regularly is 18.25 oz. In grams, this amounts to just under 520 grams. When it comes to Jiffy, their box size is around 9 oz. In grams, this amounts to just over 250 grams.
And finally, another common cake mix box size is 16.25 oz (cake mixes such as Betty Crocker are typically this size). In grams, this amounts to around 460 grams. Other sizes of cake mix are available and for simple conversions, just check out the website Rapid Tables, which makes the conversion process super easy for you.
Easy And Effective Ways To Get More Cake Mix
Boxed cake mixes are a simple and delicious way to make cakes. They are convenient to buy and come in many different flavors. However, now that most boxes are 15.25 oz, it can be annoying when your recipe calls for 18.25 oz.
Fortunately, there are some easy ways you can add to your cake mix to achieve the amount you need. These tricks will allow you to continue making some of your favorite recipes.
Do you have any questions on what to do if a recipe calls for an 18.25 oz cake mix? if so, please ask them in the comments down below.
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