Copycat Duncan Hines Boxed Cake Mix

Total Time
40mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
30 mins

This cake tastes like a boxed white cake mix only better, it has never failed me yet, it is a recipe that I use over and over again for the *perfect* white cake, and so easy to make too! really anything can be addded to this cake, tiny chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit, add in some food colouring for a pastel coloured cake with matching frosting, this makes a wonderful birthday cake!--------- * NOTE* as one reviewer stated they omitted the salt, omitting the salt will change the texture of this cake completely, so please do *not* omit, using butter-flavor Crisco is acceptable but will alter the taste somewhat but not the texture ;-)

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Set oven rack to second-lowest position.
  3. Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan, and line bottom of pan with parchment paper.
  4. In a medium or large bowl, with an electric mixer, cream the sugar and shortening until no granules remain (about 4 minutes).
  5. Add in eggs and almond extract (if using); beat very well for 5 minutes on high speed.
  6. In a small bowl sift together flour, baking soda and salt.
  7. Add to the creamed mixture along with the buttermilk; mix well until blended (about 2-3 minutes).
  8. Transfer to a prepared baking pan.
  9. Bake on second-lowest oven rack for 30-35 minutes (check for doneness after 25 minutes, this cake bakes fast!).