Please help!! I am making a dessert, I make this all the time and this is the only time I have ever done this. The recipe is supposed to be stirred but I pulled out my electric mixer. I need the texture to be clumpy and kind of dry because I am making a crust. The recipe reads: “In a mixing bowl, stir together the cake mix, melted and cooled butter, and 2 eggs. Line a 9x12 baking dish with parchment paper and press the dough into the bottom in an even layer’. How can I fix this? I didn’t realize what I’d done until I was removing the mixer from the bowl and thought, “this doesn’t look right, what happened?” The dough was almost in liquid form and I need it to be solid. I would appreciate any help.
I'm not 100% sure that it can be saved ... but that doesn't mean that it won't end up being something good as-is. Unless that's your only dish the size you need, I'd just throw it in the oven as-is, and see what happens.
As it's a crust, you might look to see if you have anything that you can use for crumbs (cookies, graham crackers, ground nuts, I've even had ones made with boxed cereal and brown sugar) and make a quick crumb crust.
You could also flip things upside down -- take whatever was intended as the filling, and add a streusel / crumble topping ... or some other buckle, betty, etc. type thing where the crust-like layer is on the top.
As you might not have time to start again, it's possible the crust might come out like a giant cookie ... if so, pop it out of the pan to let it cool while you bake the filling, then crumble it up on top of the dessert once it's out of the oven.