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Homemade Cake Mix
Homemade Cake Mix
Author: Kitchen Nostalgia
  • 10 cups all-purpose flour 1280 g
  • 6 cups sugar 1206 g
  • 1 1/3 tsp salt
  • 5 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup butter 230 g, or vegetable shortening or margarine
  1. To make cake mix from scratch, combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Put 2 cups of the flour mixture in a food processor together with shortening. Process until mixture is very fine.

  2. Add remaining flour mixture and stir well. Divide into four equal portions (1 portion = about 4 cups). Store in covered jar in cool dry place. Store in the refrigerator for up to a month, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  3. Each portion of homemade cake mix (about 4 cups) will make two 8" cakes or one 13x9" cake.

Recipe Notes

To make substitute for just one 1 boxed mix use:
2 1/2 cups (320 g) all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup (300 g) sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup (60 g) butter or vegetable shortening or margarine
1/3 tsp salt