cake mix

  • lipsantos 14 years ago
    What ingredients can I use in place of a cake mix? Lots of good recipes start with a cake mix. What basic ingredients should I use to basically make a cake mix "from scratch" so that I can go ahead and make the recipe? Thanks in advance for your help!
  • lor 14 years ago said:
    Basic Yellow Cake
    From Carroll Pellegrinelli,

    The following recipe makes a moist yellow cake recipe from scratch.


    2 cups cake flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup butter, softened
    1 cup sugar
    3 large eggs, room temperature
    2 teaspoons vanilla
    3/4 cup milk

    Preheat oven to 350°F.
    Grease and flour 2 9-inch cake pans.
    In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt with a wire whisk.
    Cream butter and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy.
    Beat in eggs, one at a time.
    Add vanilla and mix until completely combined.
    Slowly add flour alternately with milk.
    At end of addition batter should be smooth.
    Divide between 2 pans.
    Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
    Cool 5 minutes in pan, then invert onto a rack and cool completely before frosting.
    For a 9 x 13 pan - Baked at 350 degrees F. for 30 to 38 minutes.

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