Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Brownie Batter Ice Cream ( and a giveaway! )


Have you heard of Naturally Nora?  Naturally Nora is a line of baking mixes, such as cake, frosting and brownie, that is all-natural with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. What's more? They're really yummy!

Naturally Nora sent me a (big!) box of their goodies and wants to send one to a Bake at 350 reader, too!

{There is something very exciting about a box full of baking mixes arriving on your doorstep!}

I love to bake from scratch, but I'm not opposed to using a boxed mix....sometimes I need a little help!

So far, we've made Chocolate Chunk Brownies (no picture as we ate them all too fast), cupcakes from the ALot'a Dots cake and frosting mix and Brownie Batter ice cream from the regular brownie mix.  I think I'm using the next box of cake mix & frosting to make Pumpkin Spice Cake Truffles!

Everything has been delicious!  And my boys went ga-ga over this ice cream!
Brownie Batter Ice Cream
{modified from Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream Book 's French Vanilla}

1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. instant espresso powder
2 eggs (pasteurized if you'd like)
3/4 c. sugar
2 c. heavy cream
1 c. milk
1 c. brownie mix

Combine the vanilla and espresso powder, set aside.

Whisk the eggs 1-2 minutes until light and fluffy.  Add the sugar a little at a time, whisking until completely blended.  Once all the sugar is added, whisk for 1 minute more. 
Add in the cream, milk, vanilla/espresso and brownie mix.  Whisk until smooth. 

At this point, the mixture can be refrigerated until ready to use or transferred to an ice cream maker.  Follow the manufacturer's instructions for freezing.



To enter the giveaway for a box of goodies from Naturally Nora:
  • visit Naturally Nora and leave a comment here with the mix you'd most like to try,
  • for an EXTRA entry, tweet about the giveaway and leave a separate comment letting me know that you did: " Win a goodie box of Naturally Nora all-natural baking mixes from @bakeat350tweets http://ow.ly/2L8xP! "
A winner will be randomly chosen October 3rd at 8pm CST.  Good luck & happy baking! :)

    278 comments:

    1. I'd love to try the Suprising Stars Cake Mix. I love whimsical things like stars in my cake batter. :)

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    2. Brownie batter ice cream-that sounds too good to be true! What fun mixes!

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    3. I would love to try the Fantastic Fudgy Brownies or the Alot A Dots cake mix.

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    4. I would love to try the Surprising Stars Cake Mix!!......sounds and looks so fun!!

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    5. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/Tidymom/statuses/25797954924

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    7. I tweeted about it here: http://twitter.com/Melissa_M80.

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    8. I'm torn. The A'lota Dots is adorable...but the Cookie Cookie sounds so good!

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    9. I would love to try the Chocolate Chunk Brownies because I have a child that is a chocolatoholic and if there is a natural mix out on the market, I NEED TO TRY IT!!! I think my son actually dream of chocolate!!!

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    10. The Fantastic Fudgy Brwonie! :)Fun giveaway!

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    11. Brownie Batter Ice cream! SOUNDS amazing! As a newly married woman, it is important to me to buy foods that are good for my new little family. SO glad to see there are good products that don't require me to be in the kitchen all evening!!

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    12. They all look so good! I'd love to try the Surprising Stars mix, I'm mildly obsessed with anything star-related. :)

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    13. I would love to try the Cookie Cookie Cake mix!

      rebeccalynn78 at gmail.com

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    14. I would love to try the Alota of dots and the surprising stars cake mixes. I know these would be my daughters favorites. Of course you would also need to try the frostings if your going to make cake. :)

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    15. I want to try everything! However, if I have to pick just one item I would pick the chocolate frosting mix. Growing up my mom would make the Jiffy Chocolate Frosting that came in a box and it is my FAVORITE and I don't think they make it anymore. I would use it with the Fudgy Brownies to try to recreate my mom's Mississippi Mud Cake.

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    16. jilljurenka@hotmail.comSeptember 28, 2010 at 11:25 AM

      Double Fudgy Brownie mix! Mmm... can't ever get enough chocolate :-)

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    17. I'd have to try the Alota dots first. Very girly!

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    18. I love a good yellow cake so I'd go for the Sunny Yellow first!!
      YUM!

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    19. Surprising Stars Cake Mix for sure!

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    20. i would definitely try the cookie cookie cake mix!

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    21. Probably the cake mix... I am a sucker for a good cake mix!

      Great looking ice cream girl!

      Amanda

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    22. I tweeted!
      http://twitter.com/FrankBeansEatNY

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    23. I would definitely like to try the doubly fudgy brownie mix. With 1 1/2 year old twins in the house, I'm always looking for a healthier/better alternative!

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    24. Tweet!

      http://twitter.com/#!/JessicaLenae/status/25800993038

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    25. Cookie cake cake mix looks great

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    26. Surprising Stars Cake Mix sounds amazing! Love it!

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    27. I would love to try the Surprising Stars Cake Mix! it looks yummy

      purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

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    28. Would love to try Alot'a Dots! Sounds like a fun mix!

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    29. i tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/purplelover04/status/25801422604

      purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

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    30. I would love to try the cookie cookie cake mix... with a side of that yummy looking ice cream!

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    31. I was checking out the recipes page on Naturally Nora and saw Pumpkin Pound Cake using the Sunny Yellow cake mix and it sounds too good not to try!

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    32. I'd love to try the Alot'a Dots frosting mix! It would be great to try something all natural that's fun too! Thanks!

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    33. I have a little brownie monster so I would have to make her Peanut Butter Brownie Bites & the Brownie Batter Ice Cream.

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    34. I tweeted @MsBwell
      *fingers crossed* :o)

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    35. I would love to try the brownies, and make the icecream too!

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    36. Fantastic Fudgy Brownies sound so good!

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    37. I would love to try any of the frosting mixes. The Alot'a Dots is adorable!!

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    38. I'd love to try the doubly fudgy brownies. Sounds so good!

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    39. I tweeted your message, I'm @shellydk on Twitter :).

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    40. I would love to try the "Cookie Cookie" cake mix. I too prefer to bake from scratch but mixes can be handy. An all-natural variety would make it so much better!

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    41. I'd love to try the Alot'a Dots Cake Mix!! yummm.
      :)

      jerricapuck(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    42. DOTS!!!!! i love polka dots so lots a dots for me!!

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    43. I want to try the losta dots. YUM!! and I am anxious to hear how your pumpkin spice truffles are. lots of yum things to try!

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    44. Oh yum! I've been wanting to try her white cake mix for the longest time.

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    45. How does one choose between Fudgy Brownies and Cookie Cake???? Decisions...decisions...I think it would have to be the Cookie Cake, because it's something new and different!

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    46. I love making ice cream from scratch and would love to try out Naturally Nora's version. But, then again those cupcakes look adorable. Oh dear.....

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    47. Cookie Cookie cake mix sounds yummy!

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    48. How does one choose between Fudgy Brownies and Cookie Cake???? Decisions...decisions...I think it would have to be the Cookie Cake, because it's something new and different!

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    49. The surprising stars looks like fun!

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    50. double fudgy brownies!

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    51. I'm a sucker for a catchy name so I want to try to Alota Dots cake mix :)

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    52. How could you go wrong with the doubly fudgy brownie mix? What a way to make your day! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    53. Looks delicious! I'd love to enter, but Naturally Nora processes their mixes with peanuts/nuts. :-(

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    54. Sunny Yellow looks oh so good to me!

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    55. I'd love to try the cake mixes(: i have a cookbook called cake mix that i never use because i bake from scratch a lot and that'd be perfect for them!

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    56. Surprising Stars Cake mix and Lota Dots look really fun and good!!

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    57. Doubly Fudgy Brownies. Hands down. No contest.

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    58. The surprising stars cake mix is ADORABLE! It looks absolutely delicious too!

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    59. tweeted: http://twitter.com/NavyLady6894/status/25806721870

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    60. The ice cream is just perfection! Need to make it for my 5 year old - chocolate ice cream is his favorite flavor!
      I'd like to try the Surprising Stars cake mix.

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    61. What are you doing to my waistline, Bridget? All of this sounds SO good! I would love to try the A'lota Dots cake mix!

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    62. YUM! beings that i am a total rainbow chip fan, i would like to try alot a dots to see how it compares.

      ps. those pictures made me drool!

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    63. The Surprising Stars cake mix looks like fun, and my girls would absolutely go crazy over it.

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    64. I would love to try all the frostings- especially the alotadots.

      :)

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    65. Tweeted your giveaway: http://twitter.com/cspod/statuses/25807773538

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    66. I would love to try the frosting mixes, especially the chocolate one. As much as I like baking from scratch, sometimes it's nice to be able to shortcut a step, like making frosting!

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    67. I'd like to try the Doubly Fudgey Brownies because I want to make the Brownie Batter ice cream. I've been having so much fun w/ my ice cream maker since I purchased it.

      Thanks to you and Naturally Nora for the giveaway.

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    68. I'd like to try the sunny yellow cake mix with the cheerful chocolate icing. I really don't think there's a better combination when it comes to baking a cake from a mix. :)

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    69. The Alot'a Dots cake mix looks like a fun treat!

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    70. Who could resist the "Cookie Cookie" cake mix?

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    71. The Alot'a Dots cake mix sounds totally fun! What an awesome giveaway!

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    72. I think my kids would love to try ALot'a Dots. It's fun and colorful! Great after school surprise treat!?!

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    73. Yummy Ice cream! The cookie cookie cake mix sounds so good!

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    74. The COokie Cookie cake mix sounds tasty! Cookies AND cake. You can't beat that!

      nicole_melnick at yahoo dot com

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    75. I'd love to try the Cookie Cookie cake mix. Yum....

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    76. I would love to try the Cookie Cookie Cake Mix. That sounds awesome! crazybulldogs@comcast.net
      www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

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    77. Alotta Dots - my boyfriend likes funfetti cake and I'd feel much better baking for him using an all-natural mix than the preservative-laden mixes I generally find!

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    78. Cookie cookie sounds amazing! I"ll have to keep my eyes open for these in stores.

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    79. I would love to try the "Alot'a Dots" Cake Mix! My niece and nephews would love it too! :)

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    80. I would like the Doubley Fudgy Brownies mix.

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    81. I want to try the Cookie Cookie Mix!

      carolinejaco@gmail.com

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    82. Well Now!
      This is one of those SCRUMPTIOUSLY~DELISH Giveaways that I would just LOVE to win!
      Oh yes I would!
      I just adore baking mixes!
      Especially ones that are made with all natural ingredients!
      I am LOVING Naturally NORA!
      What a CUTE company!
      I love CUTE COMPANIES!!!
      Don't you!
      I think I like the BROWNIE mixes the best...but I would SO LOVE to try them all!
      I will send a 1000 kisses your way if I win this!
      It would delight my soul to pieces!
      xoxoxoxoxox
      The icecream looks YUM!
      xo

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    83. I tweeted about this YUMMY Giveaway!
      xoxoxoxoxoxxoxo

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    84. The cookie cookie mix looks delicious!

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    86. The mix I'd like to try the most is the Cookie Cookie Cake Mix because one I've never seen that before, plus cookies are my favorite thing to bake and cake is my favorite thing to eat so the combo is heaven!

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    87. the surprising stars cake mix looks really fun!

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    88. I'd love to try the cookie cookie cake mix, yum!
      ljyoung85@gmail.com

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    89. I would love to try the A lot'a dots.

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    90. How awesome!!! I would love to try these mixes! How great to have a natural alternative for the yummy stuff!!

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    91. The Suprising Stars cake mix would be a great addition to my regular cake flavor list. I am an at home baker and use a lot of cake mixes. That would be a great one to add.

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    92. Tweet Tweet!

      http://twitter.com/jewele76

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    93. The Alots of Dots looks fun! I love to make these "sprinkled" cakes for birthdays! It's always a hit but to have it all natural and yummy is a huge plus!

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    94. I think either the alota dots or the stars... they both look like fun!

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    95. The doubly fudgy brownies look delish!

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    96. Who could pass up something called "Cheerfully Chocolate"? I know I cannot...the only thing better would be "what's up Doc?" carrot!
      Also Tweeted...I so want that box of goodies on my doorstep!

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    97. Cookie Cooke cake mix. Although, I don't think you could go wrong with any of them! :D

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    98. The Cookie Cookie Cake mix looks so neat!

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    99. Ummm...Cheerful Chocolate for me, please! Yum.

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    100. I would love to try the Suprising Stars Cake Mix. I love yellow cake and chocolate cookies and I think the combo would taste great together. Plus it looks so cute with the little star cut outs.

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    101. I would love to try the Cookie Cookie cake mix!

      Randi
      randi.wedekind at gmail.com

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    102. Tweeted it! :)
      http://twitter.com/#!/randinicole13

      Randi
      (randinicole13)
      randi.wedekind at gmail.com

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    103. I would try the Cookie Cookie Cake Mix. Nom nom nom!

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    104. I tweeted!

      http://twitter.com/#!/honeywithsole/status/25819867143

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    105. The surprising stars cake mix looks like a lot of fun!! :D

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    106. Ooo... I would love to try the A'lota Dots cake AND frosting. Yum!

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    107. I don't think I could go wrong with doubly fudgy brownies. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    108. Doubly Fudgy Brownie Mix. I do believe my mouth is already watering! Nuff said.

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    109. I tweeted!

      http://twitter.com/greatcakesoap/status/25821209279

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    110. Brownie batter please...so I can make the yumbo ice cream! My 3 girls LOVE brownies & chocolate I.C.!

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    111. mmmmm...well I know I definitely want to try the cookie cookie cake mix. Sounds yummy! :)

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    112. Love the Suprising Stars cake mix and anything brownie is OK with my hips

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    113. The yellow cake mix would be great--so many uses! Thanks for the opportunity.

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    114. Definitely the cookie cookie cake mix. Yum!

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    115. Mmmmm... the Cookie Cookie Cake Mix for sure! Yum yum!

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    116. I'd like to try the surprising stars cake mix-looks yummy, and it would be lots of fun for the kiddos too :)
      amywilkey@gmail.com

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    117. ALot'a Dots looks yummy but honestly...any sound good!

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    118. I'm always looking for a good vanilla cake, so I think I'd like to try the yellow cake mix.

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    119. That ice cream sounds perfect. Lots a Dots cake mix would be my choice.
      Mimi

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    120. I would want the cookie cookie cake mix...but they all look great!

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    121. I would love to try the Alot of Dots Cake Mix!!!

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    122. The Cookie Cookie cake mix looks really yummy!

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    123. I would love to have the Suprising Stars Cake Mix and Frosting. My only daughter went to college this year. She loves stars. I would love to bake this for her when she is home one weekend.

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    124. the yellow cake with chocolate stars looks SO fun!

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    125. I'm in the mood for sunny yellow cake mix!

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    126. I would love to try the Cookie Cookie cake mix and the Fantastic Fudgy Brownies!

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    127. The cookie cookie looks wonderful! I DO bake with cake mixes a lot, and I'd love to try some new/healthier choices for my little girls!

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    128. I FB'ed because I'm too old school to tweet yet ;) Does that count? :)

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    129. Being a chocoholic, I would opt for the Fantastic Fudgy Brownies but the Surprising Stars Cake looks great, too!

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    130. I SO want to try the Cookie Cookie cake mix! I love chunks in my baked goods and this looks wonderful - I think it would be even more amazing with the Surprising Stars frosting :)

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    131. Doubly Fudgy Brownie! You can't go wrong with brownies.

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    132. I would love to try the Cookie Cookie cake mix!

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    133. It all looks good but I would like to try Alota Dots.

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    134. Tweet! Tweet!

      https://twitter.com/jhgive/status/25838493066

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    135. Doubly Fudgy Brownies would be a hit in our house.

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    136. That cupcake looks delish. I would love to try that mix!

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    137. I'd like to try the brownie mixes.

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    138. The Brownie Mixes would be a huge hit in our household.

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    139. I would love to try the surprising stars cake! It looks so fun! My nephew would love to make it with me! :) What fun!

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    140. I'd try the Cheerful Chocolate Cake@

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    141. I'd like to try the chocolate cake mix to make a "Cars" birthday cake for my nephew.

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    142. The double fudge brownies look yummy!

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    143. Oh my, Cheerful Chocolate sounds so yummy! I'd LOVE to give that a try!

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    144. I would try the Surprising stars cake mix-hmmm they all sound pretty delicious though!

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    145. I would say the Sunny Yellow Cake Mix. Nothing beats a good yellow cake w/vanilla flavor. Yummy!!!

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    146. I'd try the Alot'a dots cake mix first. :)

      urchiken at gmail dot com

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    147. A Lot of Dots - that's the one for me!

      S.W.A.K.

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    148. I would loooove to try the cookie cookie cake mix!!

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    149. I would love to try the Surprising Stars Cake mix! :)

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    151. Definitely the Cookie Cookie cake mix! It sounds delish!

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    152. Sunny yellow cake just sounds delicious!!!

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    153. Sunny Yellow Cake Mix so I can make your Pumpkin Spice Cake Truffles!!

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    154. Surprising stars! Like the grown up version of lots of dots / funfetti from when I wad a kid!

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    157. I would love to try the double fudgy brownies.

      ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

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    158. I want to try the Vanilla Frosting mix. I've never made frosting from a mix so it would super convenient to be able to do so.

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    159. I would have to try out one of the brownie mixes. My poor husband definitely doesn't think I make brownies enough.

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    160. Either of the brownie mixes would be welcome in my home!

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    161. I am crazy about cookies! My husband calls me "Cookie Monster". I would really like to try the yellow cake mix with bits of cookie in it.

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    163. The Surprising Stars cake mix looks wonderful!

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    164. I would like to try Double Fudgey Brownie or Cookie Cookie Cake Mix. Yum!

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    165. Sunny yellow with chocolate frosting. Favorite. Cake. Ever.

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    166. I would like to try the Cheerful Chocolate Cake Mix and Frosting Mix. The picture of a slice if it had me thinking I could take a bite off that slice of cake right through my computer screen. It looked so good.

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    167. Double Fudgy Brownie please :)

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    168. Brownie Batter Ice Cream?? WOW, that's absolutely genius!

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    169. The "Surprising Stars" cake mix - what a unique cake, they all look really good!

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    170. I would love to win the Fudgy Brownies! My 7 year old son is CRAZY over brownies! :)

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    173. Brownies for sure!That ice cream looks so good!

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    174. I would love to try the surprising stars! Looks like so much fun :)

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    175. Brownies,... brownies. hmmm I love them !!!
      Mary N
      ladefly@aol.com

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    176. I would love to try the Surprising Stars Cake Mix.

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    177. I would love to win these healthy-er baked goods.

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