I love to bake. Cakes, cookies, brownies, just about any kind of sweet. I like to do a lot of "from scratch" recipes and some I do as semi-homemade. I have compared all three of the cake mixes and can easily give Duncan Hines the first place ribbon. The best way to compare is with chocolate cake mix. That is where the noticeable difference is in my opinion.
Betty Crocker with their Super Moist cake mix at times, even when baked completely still has a doughy taste to me. I think they went over board on the moistness. Short of burning your cake, it still doesn't taste quite done.
As far as Pillsbury, the chocolate does not taste rich enough. It seems like they went a little easy on the cocoa. Perhaps it is the brand of cocoa in their cakes, but it just has a flat chocolate taste in my book.
Hands down, Duncan Hines is my favorite. It is the perfect combination of moistness and chocolate flavor. When you bite in to a Duncan Hines cake, it makes you want to close your eyes and sigh. It's that good.
But I do love all three of the products recipes. They offer a variety of different recipes for your tasting pleasure. I receive coupons and newsletters on all three of these products because I do love trying new dessert recipes.
But something I never thought about when looking for new recipes is Martha White. I stumbled across a Martha White Facebook page and found some wonderful looking recipes. I am going to try their recipe for turtle fudge chocolate chip cookies.