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Dolly Parton, beloved musician, businesswoman, humanitarian and national treasure, swapped her guitar for an apron and announced – in collaboration with Duncan Hines – a new line of cake mixes called “Dolly’s Southern Favorites”. According to Food and wine, “Last week, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream announced that they were bringing back the singer’s signature flavor, Strawberry Pretzel Pie,” and after that, Duncan Hines shared the exciting follow-up news.
Arriving in March, the Dolly Parton and Duncan Hines collaboration includes two cake mixes and two frostings, all inspired by Dolly’s favorite family recipes. The mixes are Southern-Style Coconut Flavor and Southern-Style Banana Flavor, both of which feature Dolly-inspired recipes on the back of the box. Plus, the frostings will come in Creamy Buttercream and Chocolate Buttercream varieties, which she’ll always love.
Parton spoke about the collaboration in the announcement, saying she’s excited to share her passion for Southern cuisine and specialties with others.
I’ve always loved cooking, and having grown up in the South, I especially love this authentic mom and dad cooking. I’m thrilled to launch my own line of cake mixes and frostings with Duncan Hines, bringing that sweet Southern-style baking experience I enjoy to others.
Dolly Parton via Duncan Hines
In turn, Duncan Hines commented on the unique collaboration with such an influential and iconic star, calling Dolly Parton “one of the most revered and beloved women in the world.”
Duncan Hines is beyond thrilled to partner with Dolly Parton, one of the world’s most revered and loved women, on a new line of products infused with Southern comfort.
Audrey Ingersoll via Duncan Hines
The announcement also teased that the brand hopes this partnership will “evolve in the years to come.” Although the majority of the Parton-inspired range won’t be available until March, a limited number of Dolly Parton baking kits will be sold via Duncan Hines website from January 26. For $40, fans will receive all four products, recipe cards for two alternate recipes, a tea towel, a spatula, and a letter from Dolly herself.