Total Time
45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Tasty bulk cake mix to keep on hand for those last minute after school snacks, or desserts. I found this in "Keep It Simple" 30 Minute Meals from Scratch by Marian Burros

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Set aside the shortening, it will be added later.
  2. In a very large bowl big enough to hold 17 cups, sift together all of the dry ingredients-- TWICE Then with a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles cornmeal.
  3. Store in an airtight container (I use a Tupperware Modular Mate 3).
  4. Mix will keep for 6 months in a cool, dry place.
  5. The mix will make 6- 8 inch layers.
  6. To make 1 single layer square cake, measure 2 cups of the Spice Cake Bulk Mix into a bowl.
  7. In a separate bowl, mix together the egg (beaten), molasses and boiling water.
  8. Add 1/2 of this molasses mixture to the Spice Cake Mix and beat until well blended.
  9. Add remaining liquid and beat again.
  10. Pour into a greased and floured 8 inch square pan.
  11. Bake in a 350 degree oven 30-35 minutes.
  12. Cool on rack before removing from pan.
  13. A cream cheese frosting is good with this, flavour with orange rind.

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