By Mike Pomranz | FoodAndWine.Com
Troy Warren for CNT #Foodie
The boxed mixes feature recipes inspired by Dolly’s family favorites.
Dolly Parton has long been known as “The Queen of County,” but in 2022, she’s been angling for the title of “The Queen of Sweet Treat Collaborations.” Last week, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream announced they’re bringing back the singer’s signature flavor, Strawberry Pretzel Pie. And today, the cake mix specialists at Duncan Hines have announced the release of an entire line of “Dolly’s Southern Favorites.”
Arriving this March, this Dolly Parton x Duncan Hines collab includes two cake mixes and two frostings, all of which are said to be inspired by Dolly’s favorite family recipes.
The mixes are Southern Style Coconut Flavored and Southern Style Banana Flavored, both of which feature Dolly-inspired recipes on the back of the box (though Duncan Hines also says you can let your own creativity guide you if, you know, you think you’re more creative than Dolly freakin’ Parton!)
The frostings will arrive in Creamy Buttercream and Chocolate Buttercream varieties, which are described as Dolly’s favorites.
“I have always loved to cook and, growing up in the South, I especially love that authentic Mom and Pop kind of cooking,” Parton said in the announcement. “I am excited to launch my own line of cake mixes and frostings with Duncan Hines, bringing that sweet, Southern-style baking experience I enjoy to others.”
“Duncan Hines is beyond thrilled to partner with Dolly Parton, one of the most revered and beloved women in the world, on a new line of products that are steeped in Southern comfort,” Duncan Hines brand director Audrey Ingersoll said. The announcement also teased that the brand hopes this partnership will “evolve for years to come.”
Though these items won’t hit the baking section of stores until March, a limited number of Dolly Parton baking kits will be sold through Duncan Hines website starting on January 26. For $40, fans will receive all four products, recipe cards for two alternative recipes, a tea towel, a spatula, and a letter from Dolly.