Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
Have you ever thought of making your own cake mix? This recipe is quick and easy. It makes about 6 cups of cake mix and is perfect for a small family. The recipe is easily doubled. Half Splenda/half sugar or Splenda for baking can be used in the mix with equally good results. This recipe is an adaption of a recipe that comes from More Make a Mix Cookery. Use this recipe when making dump cakes or Chocolate Crumb Cake, Lemon Pound Cake of Yellow Crumb Cake (recipes to be posted seperate).
- 3 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1⁄2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3 1⁄2 tablespoons baking powder
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- If a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.
- Spoon into a container with a tight-fitting lid.
- Mix makes approximately 6 cups cake mix.
- Close container and label with date and contents.
- Store in dry place.
- Use within 10 to 12 weeks.
I followed the directions exactly (using 2 1/2 cups of mix as suggested by another review) and could not understand why my usual dump cake had such a hard crust. I own a copy of More Make A Mix and looked up the original recipe. The original calls for 1 1/2 cups of vegetable shortening to be worked into the flour/sugar mix until it is like corn meal. I mixed another batch with the shortening and weighed out 18 ounces (which is a usual cake mix) and it was a little more than 3 1/2 cups dry. (lightly spooned and leveled off in the cup). It worked perfectly. I guess if the fat-free version works for you and you get good results, then go for it! Thanks for posting.
This works beautifully with Paula's Peach Dump Cake for 2. I made only 1 cup and I still had plenty leftover for another use. Thank you, Paula!
This recipe was excellent! Used 2 1/2 Cups of it instead of a box of yellow cake mix in Dump Cake Dump Cake...turned out AWESOME!! Thank you for posting this!