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Print This Delicious and Healthy Cake Mix Substitute Recipe

Need A Cake Mix
Substitute This Recipe for Any Box Cake Mix

3 1/3 Cups Solid Vegetable Shortening
5 Tb Double Acting Baking Powder
7 2/3 Cups Sugar
3 Tb Salt
11 Cups Sifted Flour

In very large bowl, combine flour, salt, sugar and baking powder, mix well to blend. Cut in the shortening with two knives or a pastry blender until the mixture looks like cornmeal and shortening is evenly distributed.

Divide the cake mix into six equal portions (about 3-1/2 cups each). Place each portion into a quart glass jar or heavy duty zip lock plastic bags.

Next time you need a cake mix, you will have plenty on hand. Cover tightly and store in a cool, dark place for up to a month, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Substitute this recipe for any box cake mix, each portion of cake mix will make two 8" cakes or one 13 x 9" cake.

1 White Cake Size Mix

2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup nonfat dry milk
3 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon shortening

Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease and flour a 9x13 inch cake pan

White Cake:

3 egg whites
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Cake Mix (above recipe)
Combine all in a bowl, mixing well, pour into 9 x 13 greased pan.
Bake for 25-. Cool & Frost as desired.


Yellow Cake

3 1/2 Cups Cake Mix
1 tsp Vanilla
2 Eggs
3/4 Cup Milk

White Cake

Use 3 medium egg whites in place of 2 whole eggs.
Do not beat whites separately, just add them to the mix along with the milk and vanilla.

Spice Cake

Add to the dry ingredients:
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Allspice
1/4 tsp Cloves

Chocolate Cake

Add to the batter after initial blending:
2 Tablespoons Milk
2 Squares Unsweetened Chocolate, Melted

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 30 - 40 minutes
Pan Type ~ two 8 inch or one 9 x 13 cake pan
Preheat oven, grease and flour cake pans, then set aside.

Pour one portion of the cake mix into a large bowl. Make a well in center of mix and add eggs, vanilla and milk. Beat mixture 1 minute with electric mixer at low speed until blended. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl and beat 2 minutes longer at medium speed until batter is smooth.

Pour into prepared pans and bake until cake springs back when pressed lightly in center and begins to pull away from edges of pan.

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User Comments


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No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?

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Sticky sweet forbidden things.
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Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.

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Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
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Suppling Tips for Healthy Homemade Cakes

When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

Green Food:

The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!