Duncan Hines Introduces Decadent Cakes and Glazes

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DUNCAN HINES INTRODUCES DECADENT CAKES AND GLAZES

Mountain Lakes, NJ (July 10th, 2010)- Duncan Hines®, the well recognized brand that has been helping families create delicious memories for 60 years, introduces the latest breakthrough in deliciousness at the baking aisle – Decadent Cakes and Glazes.

Only Duncan Hines now offers the most premium, indulgent cakes that one can find outside of a bakery. Duncan Hines new Decadent Cake Line with two new incredibly indulgent offerings – Duncan Hines Decadent Triple Chocolate Cake with real chocolate chunks and rich fudge and Duncan Hines Decadent Apple Caramel cake with real apples and rich caramel.  With more people entertaining at home and looking for better quality desserts, these decadent cakes are perfect.  Both cakes contain zero grams of trans fat and NO hydrogenated oils.  They are available in cake baking section of supermarkets nationwide in 20 oz size boxes at a SRP of $2.99.

Simultaneously, Duncan Hines launches Decadent Glazes, a one of a kind glaze designed to elevate the baking experience with a whole new way to top your desserts.  Available in Chocolate and Vanilla, Decadent Glazes help home chefs create spectacular desserts with professional results. Only Duncan Hines offers this versatile topping to complement your baked goods or any dessert with a touch of sweetness and flavor. What separates Decadent Glazes from frosting is they are not as heavy or sweet as frosting and are convenient to use. These glazes are available in a 10 ounce squeeze bottle at an SRP of $2.49.

“We’re passionate and committed to product innovation,” said Lora Van Velsor, Vice President of Marketing for Duncan Hines.  “We are confident the Decadent Cakes and Glazes will excite consumers and offer unbelievably delicious baking experiences.”
Try these NEW and innovative recipe ideas or visit www.duncanhines.com for even more indulgent offerings.

Apple Caramel Bars
Prep Time: 20 mins
Bake Time: 30-35 mins
Serves: 24 (2x2 in squares)

Ingredients

  • 1 box Duncan Hines Decadent Apple Caramel Cake
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 2 cups quick cooking oatmeal oats
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts (1/2 cup reserved for top, _ cup mixed with caramel pouch)


Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. In small sauce pan, melt brown sugar, corn syrup and butter on medium. Bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. To a mixing bowl add the cake mix, nuts, oatmeal and egg. Mix by hand until blended. Mix caramel pouch as directed and stir in cup nuts. Pour in the melted brown sugar, butter mixture and stir until well mixed. Stir in caramel pouch with peanuts. Spread evenly into a 9x13 inch, lightly greased baking pan. Press remaining peanuts onto surface of cake. Bake for 30-35mins. Remove from oven and immediately press down on surface of hot cooked bars with spatula.  Cool and refrigerate before cutting.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars
Prep time: 20 mins
Bake time: 25 mins
Serves: 24 (2x2 inch squares)

Crust

  • 1 box of Duncan Hines Triple Chocolate Decadent Cake (reserve _ cup of dry mix for
  • cheesecake filling)
  • 1/2 cup butter ( l stick)
  • 1 large egg
  • Chocolate shaving for garnish


Filling

  • One 8 oz pkg. of cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup of reserved cake dry mix
  • Package of Duncan Hines triple chocolate add in pouch (mix as directed on package)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Greased bottom and sides of a 9x13 inch pan. Mix together by hand the above ingredients. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 greased pan. Set aside. Beat together cream cheese, eggs, and sweetened condensed milk until smooth.  Beat in ¼ cup of dry cake mix, until well blended.  Mix package of triple chocolate add in pouch following directions on box (stir 1/3 cup cold water into dry pouch ingredients), Stir pouch mixture into filling and mix until blended. Do not over mix. Pour filling batter on top of crust. Bake in a 325° oven for 23-25 mins. Filling will still be slightly jiggly.
Cool completely.  Garnish with chocolate shavings if desired. Refrigerate after cooling.

Chocolate Biscotti
Prep time: 15 mins
Bake time: 45 mins
Yield: 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 box of Duncan Hines Triple Chocolate Decadent Cake Mix
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup water



Directions
Combine the ingredients until a dough is formed. Divide the dough into 2 pieces and roll into logs. Place onto a sheet pan that has parchment paper. Gently flatten the logs to one inch thick and three inches wide. Bake 325° for about 25 min or until firm. Cool for 5 minutes, slice and re-bake for 15 minutes to dry out.  Allow to cool completely.  Drizzle with Duncan Hines Amazing Glazes if desired.

Triple Chocolate Cream Filled Cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 mins
Bake Time: 18 mins
Makes 14- 18 cupcakes

Ingredients
CUPCAKES

  • 1 box Duncan Hines Triple Chocolate Decadent Cake
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup water
  • FILLING:
  • 1 ½  cup marshmallow fluff
  • ½ cup (1 stick) softened butter
  • Fudge pouch (1/3 cup water added as per instructions on box)
  • Mix Duncan Hines Triple Chocolate Decadent Cake as directed on box.

Directions
Mix Duncan Hines Triple Chocolate Decadent Cake as directed on box. Reserve the chocolate fudge pouch to be used in the filling. Do not mix into the cake. Spoon the batter into lined muffin pan. Bake for 18 mins. Allow to cool. While the cupcakes are baking, beat together the marshmallow fluff, the softened butter and the chocolate fudge pouch (mixed according to box with 1/3 cup water). Cool until firm enough to frost with or pipe into cupcakes. With pastry tip, pipe filling into center of cupcakes or cut a cone shape out of center of cupcake. Fill with tablespoon of filling and replace trimmed off top and plug hole in cupcake. Frost with favorite Duncan Hines Frosting.

Apple Caramel Biscotti
Prep time: 15 mins
Bake time: 45 mins
Yield: 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 box of Duncan Hines Apple Caramel Decadent Cake Mix
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup water

Directions
Combine the ingredients until a dough is formed. Divide the dough into 2 pieces and roll into logs. Place onto a sheet pan that has parchment paper. Gently flatten the logs to one inch thick and three inches wide. Bake 325° for about 25 min or until firm. Cool for 5 minutes, slice and rebake for 15 minutes to dry out. Allow to cool completely

AMAZING GLAZES
The new Decadent Glazes allow the baker to dress up their desserts and give them that “bakery look”. Make these great decadent treats and others in your own home using Duncan Hines Glazes in Chocolate and Vanilla.  

About Pinnacle Foods
Millions of times a day in over 85% of American households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands.  We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, which have been trusted household names for decades.  Headquartered in Mountain Lakes, NJ, our $2.6 billion business employs more than 4,500 people in 19 sites around North America. We are a leader in the shelf stable and frozen foods segments and our brands hold the #1 or #2 market position in 9 out of 12 major category segments in which they compete. Our Duncan Hines Grocery Division manages brands such as Duncan Hines® baking mixes and frostings, Vlasic® pickles, peppers, and relish, Mrs. Butterworth’s® and Log Cabin® syrups, Armour® canned meats, Nalley® and Brooks® chili and chili ingredients, and Open Pit® barbecue sauces. Our Birds Eye Frozen Division brands consist primarily of Birds Eye® vegetables, Birds Eye Steamfresh® vegetables, Birds Eye Viola!® meals, Hungry-Man® dinners and entrees, Van de Kamp’s® and Mrs. Paul’s® seafood, Lender’s® bagels, and Celeste® pizza. Our Specialty Food group manages Tim’s Cascade Snacks®, Snyder of Berlin®, and Husman®. Further information is available at www.pinnaclefoods.com.

About Duncan Hines
A household name for decades, Duncan Hines® is one of America’s most recognizable brands. The brand was started by a man named Duncan Hines who was a traveling salesman, food critic and book author in the 1940s. Today, the Duncan Hines product line includes over 80 different mixes ranging from cakes and brownies to muffins and cookies as well as ready-to-spread frosting.  With a relentless commitment to quality, every product and recipe is developed in celebration of Duncan Hines’ inventive spirit and passion for baking. For more information on Duncan Hines, log onto www.duncanhines.com.