On a whim I made a cake for the first time ever, in this case a Duncan Hines Triple Chocolate cake.
Process was pretty straightforward. I used an electric mixer to mix the batter powder, eggs, oil and water. Used store-brand corn oil. Baked it in 2 9-inch pans for 30 mins.
The results were okay - tastes pretty good. However the basic texture isn't like a store-bought cake. By that I mean it's kind of dense, chewy compared to a store-bought which I would describe as typically being more light, fluffy.
Is there a way to make it more like store-bought?
Yep corn oil should be just fine. I'm thinking maybe you might not
should have used the mixer on it. I went and got a Duncan Hines cake mix
out of the cabinet. It says to "stir" it. I would try stirring next time
and leave off with the mixer. Bet that might help. I know with cookies
it really messes with the texture to use a mixer on it once the wet and
dry comes together.