Cake Mixes From Scratch and Variations


Category: Dessert

Type: Cakes

Classifications: Cakes, Brownies,Pies & Pu

Qty Measure Ingredient


2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/2 cup cooking oil

2 eggs

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions: FOR YELLOW CAKE: Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add cooking oil, eggs, milk, and vanilla. Beat at low speed for 1 minute, then high for 2 minutes, scraping the bowl frequently.

Pour batter into greased and floured 9"x13"-pan. Bake in preheated 350* oven for 25 to 30 minutes.

VARIATION FOR WHITE CAKE: Prepare as for the basic cake except use 3 egg whites for the 2 whole eggs. Whites may be beaten separately and added for a lighter cake.

VARIATION FOR A CHOCOLATE CAKE: Add 1/4 cup cocoa powder to the basic cake mix prior to adding the milk.

VARIATION FOR A SPICE CAKE: Add 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves, and 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice to the basic cake mix.

VARIATION FOR A PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE: Melt 1/2 cup butter in the bottom of a 9"x13"-pan. Add 2/3 cup brown sugar, stirring into the butter. Arrange pineapple slices in the pan. Top with the basic (yellow cake) mix recipe. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, cool 5 minutes, invert to serve.




Serves: 0

Yields: 1 cake mix

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