Make Your Own Cake Mix

Ingredients

  • 8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 lb. can vegetable shortening (2 1/4 cups)
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Directions

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening with 2 knives or pastry blender until the consistency of corn meal. Mix well and put in an airtight container. Store in a cool, dry place or in the refrigerator, if you have the space. Use within 10 to 12 weeks. Makes about 16 cups

Plain Cake:

  • 2 cups cake mix
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk

Stir ingredients for plain cake until well blended. Pour into 8-inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes. For a 9 x 13-inch pan or layer cakes, double the ingredients.

By Randa from San Marcos TX

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September 20, 20060 found this helpful

I would like to try this using Splenda instead of the sugar - if I do I'll let you know. Thanks

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September 20, 20060 found this helpful

What do you do with the shortening?

Editor's Note: Cut it into the dry ingredients. We've added to the instructions.

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September 20, 20060 found this helpful

What do you mix with when you want to make the cake?

Editor's Note: We added to the recipe a recipe for a plain cake.

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