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Cake mix--how to make from scratch?

Ok I don't have box mix available but I have all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, Betty Crocker butter, canola oil, eggs, and milk on hand.... how do I make a cake outta those ingredients?

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Asked by Jazmineamomma at 11:34 AM on Mar. 25, 2011 in Food & Drink

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Answers (8)
  • do you have unsweetened cocoa?

    Answer by kitchenwitch78 at 11:35 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 11:36 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • Here's a recipe I found...

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 11:39 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • You need sugar (or something like) or it's not going to be much of a cake.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:40 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 1/2 cups white sugar
    1/2 cup shortening
    1 cup milk
    3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    3 eggs

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    Grease and flour one 9x13 inch pan.
    Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
    In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy.
    Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.
    Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating just to combine. finally, stir in vanilla. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
    Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Frost and enjoy.

    Make sure you sift your flour, baking powder, and salt together...

    Answer by kitchenwitch78 at 11:40 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • You REALLY need to use cake flour unless your recipe calls for all purpose. Otherwise your cake will be a door stop, not light and fluffy. Check They have TONS of recipe's for cake from scratch.

    Answer by vbruno at 11:41 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • no I don't like chocolate much (just during the time of the month lol)...Yeah I know of a way to make all purpose flour into cake flour. I wonder can I subsitute regualr oil for shorting? Oppss yeah I have sugar lol forgot that.

    Comment by Jazmineamomma (original poster) at 12:04 PM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • Google it. I found an amazing choco cake one!

    Answer by sstepph at 5:08 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

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