high-altitude baking

eliza and i discovered what happens when you don’t follow the high-altitude directions on boxed cake mix.

just another reason we should just never again use boxed cake mix.

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6 Responses to “high-altitude baking”


  1. 1 Clare June 12, 2010 at 9:14 am

    I have always seen those special instructions on the box and wondered what actually happens. I suppose I could have googled it or something, but its much more interesting to see the picture of an actual attempt!

    It looks like it just crumbled apart? Baking chemistry is so weird…

    • 2 calaismarie June 12, 2010 at 9:15 am

      same, clare! we dumped it out of the cake pan onto a cooling rack and it literally started sinking THROUGH the wires in the rack…and yes…just completely falling apart. so crazy.

  2. 3 kate June 12, 2010 at 11:23 am

    well, being that i have a total and utter lack of access to boxed cake mixes, do you have any recipe suggestions? Its about time for a cake here…


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