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Calorie counting question

Thursday, June 03, 2010

I have let myself get confused! I made a dessert that called for a butter cake mix in it. I used D.H. box brand. For the mix the serving size it says 1/12 of package is 190 calories, versus baked being 270 calories. Now, when I go to the recipie calculator and enter in the ingredients, don't I use 190 calories as the total calories for the dry cake mix? I mean the serving size is 1/12 of the package and it says 12 servings per package. The dry mix CAN'T be 2,280 calories by itself! Who would EVER eat cake?
PLEASE tell me I have this right!
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    CRAZY! So now I must learn to make my OWN mix. Any ideas of how to make THAT low cal and actually taste ok?????
    4079 days ago
    Yep, cake REALLY is that high in calories...look at the ingredients and see how high sugar is on that list! :-) Now you know how crazy I was to take all of those wilton's cake decorating classes last year...it was cake every weekend for four months. LOL And the buttercream is super, super high calorie, because it is mostly fat and sugar!
    4079 days ago
    So I need to add in 2280 as the total calories for the dry mix in the recipie calculator?
    4079 days ago
    It sounds like 190 is for only 1/12. So if you ate the whole cake it really would be 2280 calories. Yes cake has a ton of calories in it. But that is why it tast so good. And that is also why I try not to eat it very often
    4079 days ago
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