Print Recipe

Cake Mix

Recipe Ingredients

Method

  1. Place shortening at room temperature in a large mixing bowl. Cream 1/2 minute with mixer at medium speed.
  2. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl. Cream another 1/2 minute at same speed.
  3. Add 4 cups sugar, 1 cup at a time. After each addition, cream 1 minute at medium speed.
  4. Sift together 3 times, flour, baking powder, salt, and 3 2/3 cups of sugar.
  5. Sift last time into a clean mixing bowl.
  6. Add 2 cups of sifted ingredients to shortening-sugar. Blend 1/2 minute at medium speed.
  7. Turn mixture into dry ingredients. Blend until it looks like cornmeal. Be sure all ingredients are well blended.
  8. To Store Mix: Measure mix into 6 equal parts. Spoon it lightly into measuring cup. Each part should be 3 1/2 cups. Place each part into a quart glass jar or zip-type plastic bags. Cover and store in a cool, dark place; or place in a metal can, cover, and store in a cool place. When stored properly, mix stays fresh for up to a month. For longer shelf-life, store in the freezer.

Yellow Cake

Place mix into a 2-quart bowl. Make a well in center of mix. Add eggs, vanilla extract and all the milk to the mixture. Beat mixture 1 minute with electric mixer at low speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl to be sure all ingredients are mixed. Beat 2 minutes longer at same speed. Batter should be smooth and free of lumps.

Pour into desired pans and bake in a 350 degree F oven for 30 to 40 minutes. Cake is done when it springs back up when pressed lightly in center.

Variations:

White Cake

Use 3 medium egg whites instead of whole eggs.

Spice Cake

Add to the mix for cake:

Orange Cake

Add 1 teaspoon grated orange rind to mix and use 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract in place of vanilla extract.

Chocolate Cake

Add 2 extra tablespoons of milk. Stir liquid ingredients into mix until just blended. Add 2 squares of melted chocolate and blend into mixture. Continue mixing batter as directed.

Yield:

1 (8-inch) square cake

2 (8-inch) round layer cake pans

1 (10 x 6 1/2 x 2-inch) loaf cake

1 (12 x 8-inch) sheet cake


Contact

Maricopa, Arizona

Always Open!

To our Visitors

We're pleased that you are visiting one of the oldest, most reliable and comprehensive home cooking sites. Recipe Goldmine has been online since April 1999. We hope you enjoy our collection of over 39,000 recipes. Many have contributed to our recipe collections, including our own family, friends, newsletter subscribers, food companies and food organizations.