Homemade Cake Mix Recipe

Here is a homemade cake mix that can be made in a large quantity and stored easily. While it take a little time to make the mix itself, it's worth the effort.

When is the last time you made a cake from scratch? With

so many cake mixes on the market, it is almost unheard of.

But here is a homemade cake mix that can be made in a

large quantity and stored easily. While it take a little time to make the mix itself, it's worth the effort. It's only a fraction of the cost of store-bought cake mixes and nothing compares to the taste of a homemade cake!

Homemade Cake Mix

3-1/3 cups shortening

5 tablespoons double-acting baking powder

7-2/3 cups granulated sugar

3 tablespoons salt

11 cups sifted all-purpose flour

Place shortening at room temperature in a large mixing

bowl. Cream 1/2 minute with mixer at medium speed.

Scrape sides and bottom of bowl. Cream another 1/2

minute at same speed.

Add 4 cups sugar, 1 cup at a time. After each addition,

cream 1 minute at medium speed.

Sift together 3 times, flour, baking powder, salt, and 3-2/3

cups of sugar. Sift last time into a clean mixing bowl.

Add 2 cups of sifted ingredients to shortening-sugar. Blend

1/2 minute at medium speed.

Turn mixture into dry ingredients. Blend until it looks like

cornmeal. Be sure all ingredients are well blended.

To Store Mix:

Measure mix into 6 equal parts. Spoon it lightly into

measuring cup. Each part should be 3-1/2 cups. Place each

part into a quart glass jar or zip-lock baggies. Cover and

store in a cool, dark place; or place in a metal can, cover,

and store in a cool place. When stored properly, mix stays

fresh for up to a month. For longer shelf-life, store in the

freezer.

YELLOW CAKE

3-1/2 Cup cake mix

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 medium eggs

3/4 cup milk

Yield:

1 square cake 8x8x2 inches

2 round layer cake pans - 8 inches

1 loaf cake - 10x6-1/2x2 inches

1 sheet cake - 12x8x1 inches

Place mix into a 2 quart bowl. Make a well in center of

mix. Add eggs, vanilla and all the milk to the mixture. Beat mixture 1 minute with electric mixer at low speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl to be sure all ingredients are mixed. Beat 2 minutes longer at same speed. Batter should be smooth and free of lumps.

Pour into desired pans and bake in a 350 degree F. oven for

30 - 40 minutes. Cake is done when it springs back up

when pressed lightly in center.

Variations:

White Cake

Use 3 medium egg whites instead of whole eggs.

Spice Cake

Add to the mix for cake: 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon allspice

1/2 teaspoon cloves

Orange Cake

Add 1 teaspoon grated orange rind to mix and use 1/2

teaspoon lemon extract in place of vanilla

Chocolate Cake

1. Add 2 extra tablespoons of milk

2. Stir liquid ingredients into mix until just blended

3. Add 2 squares of melted chocolate and blend into

mixture

4. Continue mixing batter as directed



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