Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Homemade Cake Mix


 
I love the convenience of store bought cake mixes but find them somewhat lacking.  They just don't make delicious cake. For a while now I have been looking for a great DIY cake mix recipe.  I really wanted one that was a complete mix, meaning that all I had to add was water.   I finally have one that I am happy with and guess what it is 100% food storage. 


Homemade Cake Mix
Needed to make the mix:
2 3/4 cup flour
1 3/4 cups  super fine sugar (see recipe below)
2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter powder
5 Tablespoon Egg Powder
3 Tablespoons Dry Milk

Needed when baking: 
2 cups water
2 teaspoons vanilla

To make mix:
Sift together all dry ingredients.  Store in an airtight container. 

To Bake a Cake: 
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Prepare 2 8 inch round cake pans OR 1 9 by 13 rectangular cake pan by spraying well with PAM nonstick cooking spray.

Mix together cake mix, water and vanilla until well incorporated.

Fill cake pans.

Bake 325 for 20 to 30 minutes. Test doneness before removing from oven.

Cool completely before frosting.




Superfine Sugar

Pour 2 cups granulated sugar into a food processor fitted with a metal blade.

Cover the food processor with a kitchen towel--making superfine sugar produces sugar dust, and it can get the kitchen a little messy if you don't cover the processor.
Turn the processor to high speed and process the sugar for about 1-2 minutes.
After you process it, let the dust settle back into the processor for 10-20 seconds, then remove the lid. Your superfine sugar is now ready to be used!

Store it as you would regular sugar.  Be sure to measure it when adding to your recipe. 

3 comments:

Tina said...

I love baked from scratch cakes....will have to try this one...and appreciate tips on superfine sugar.

Amanda C said...

This is brilliant! It seems like we always decide we "need" cake right after we finish dinner when there isn't a whole lot of time. We have to make ours from scratch due to my dd's allergy to artificial colors and flavorings which takes a decent amount of extra prep time. What a brilliant idea to make your own mix to have on hand! Love it!

mom-b said...

i am so intrigued by this, Found your sight through a bowl full of lemons.... i never knew there was butter powder! I have a family with serious food alergies i need to do research on non perishables tahat would be safe for my family

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