Take-out Tuesday, Happy Birthday Duncan Hines!

Today is Duncan Hines birthday!

March 26 1880 – March 15 1959

Let’s celebrate with a round up of fabulous cakes made with his cake mixes!

Here’s some fun facts about how these cake mixes came to be…Duncan Hines began his career as a salesman traveling the country before there were interstate systems and chain restaurants.  He began making lists of good restaurants he discovered while traveling to share with friends, and often asked the restaurants for recipes.  He eventually had a food column which appeared in newspapers across the nation, featuring these recipes for cooking at home.  In 1952 he began baking and developed his cake mixes.  You can read his biography on Wikipedia here

Cotton Tail Carrot Cake



Triple Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake



Root Beer Float Cake



Sugared Lemon Donut Cake




Tiramisu Bundt Cake with Kahlua Caramel




Triple Chocolate USA Bundt Cake





Thank you Duncan Hines!

🧁 🍰 🎂 🧁


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Dishing it & Digging it,   Between Naps on the Porch,

Merry Monday   Make it Pretty Monday    Celebrate and Decorate,

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck   Sweet Inspirations   Happiness is Homemade

37 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Happy Birthday Duncan Hines!”
  1. Mary says:

    Delish Jenna and Happy Birthday Duncan Hines! I’ll be craving cake all day now 🙂

  2. I either need to find my bundt pan or buy a new one! These are fun!

  3. Sharon Mann says:

    Now I want cake! Interesting history of Duncan Hines.

  4. Michelle says:

    That’s so interesting that he started out as a salesman and now he’s famous! I’ll have to celebrate his birthday by eating cake. 😀

  5. Rosie M. says:

    Duncan Hines mixes have always been my “go to” mixes and the first brand I choose from the shelf! Thank you for researching the history. I had no idea “he” was a real person: just thought it was a brand name. So interesting. I’m going to bake a cake today in his honor. He’s been at many celebrations in my home over the years! LOL.

  6. Jill Kuhn says:

    Interesting trivia, Jenna! 🎂☺️ I will have try the Tiramisu cake! Looks yummy! 🍰

  7. I’ve used a few of those mixes! Happy B-Day DH:@)

  8. Shelia says:

    Duncan Hines–my all-time favorite! Drat–I just had to stop by, gain 3 or 4 lbs. by just looking, and like some of the others–now I want CAKE! Seriously, this is fun to read about and that blueberry bundt cake looks like a good one. I do truly see cake in my immediate future.

  9. Jodi says:

    Oh boy – I sure want a piece of cake about right now!! I’ve always thought Duncan Hines made the best boxed cake mixes!

  10. Cyndi Raines says:

    Very interesting and all very delicious looking too! I never knew there was a person named Duncan Hines! How informative, thanks! Too late to eat cake, but they sure look yummy!

  11. Happy Birthday Duncan Hines…it was the only cake mix that my mom would use. Wow, from salesman to baker…glad he had a love for that which benefitted us all! I will take that Tiramisu cake!

  12. I have never read about Duncan Hines, but I have used and enjoyed his cake mixes! What a beautiful round-up of cakes, Jenna!

  13. Benita says:

    My husband would love that Root Beer Float Cake! I remember having those as a kid, I bet the cake is delicious!! You know, I don’t even own a bundt cake pan…going to have to remedy that! Now I want cake! LOL Hugs!

  14. Alan says:

    I’m going to use the sugaring tip in the future. Also interested in that donut cake. Cheers!

  15. asamryfhpl says:

    I’m going to use that sugaring tip, maybe on that donut cake. Cheers!

  16. Nancy says:

    Who knew?? Now I do because of you! Happy Birthday Duncan! Yesterday I bought a Duncan Hines yellow cake mix… to funny. And now I am going to decide what cake will I make with it.

    You may make my decision easy. 😊

  17. thefrenchhutch says:

    Duncan Hines and I were the best of friends when my family was young. I baked a lot of cakes back then. This post reminds me I need to bake a cake! Now which one is the only question. Your cakes are always so pretty Jenna…….

  18. Kitty says:

    What a delicious tribute to Duncan Hines, Jenna! I want a slice of each of your creations, please.

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