My wife picked this cake for her birthday. I made it and it turned out flat and dense. I tried to make another one and it turned out the same. I happened to look on the back of the dream whip box and there was a dream cake recipe. This recipe said to only mix til moistened, the dream whip recipe said to also mix for 4 minutes on medium speed. It makes sense in order to whip the dream whip. I will try that next time. btw...the frosting is great!