How to make it

  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Combine shortening, vanilla, and food coloring with an electric mixer in a small bowl.
  • Spoon shortening mixture into dry ingredients and beat well with mixer on medium speed.
  • Mix until no chunks of shortening are visible.
  • The mix should resemble cornmeal.
  • This is your cake mix, which you can keep in a sealed container for several months until you are ready to make the cake.
  • To make the cake
  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Grease the sides and bottom of two 9 inch baking pans or one 13x9 inch pan.
  • Lightly flour pans.
  • Blend dry cake mix with the water, oil, and eggs in a large bowl on low speed until moistened.
  • Increase to medium speed and beat for two minutes.
  • Pour batter into pans and bake for 30-33 minutes for 9 inch pan, 35-38 minutes for 13x9 pan. Cupcakes take 19-22 minutes.

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    " It was just okay "
    soniaho ate it and said...
    I really like this recipe....very moist. But I get craters every time after baking. They look sickly. What am I doing wrong?
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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    How nice to be able to make my own cake mix. I use them quite often as a base so this is a great recipe. Thanks for sharing it with us. 5 forks
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    " It was excellent "
    debbie919 ate it and said...
    Very nice, definitely saved! Five for ya...
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Neat recipe, thank you so much for sharing it with us here. Wish I could give you more then a 5
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