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Make Your Own Chocolate Cake Mix

Make Your Own Chocolate Cake Mix created by Debber

This is for when you want to make a recipe calling for chocolate cake mix and you don't have one on hand. Found on Recipelink.com, originally from Make Your Own Groceries.

Ready In:
45mins
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ingredients

directions

  • Mix together flour, cocoa, soda, and salt; stir to blend.
  • Mix in sugar.
  • Cut the shortening into the dry ingredients until the mixture looks crumbly.
  • Label and store in a sealed plastic bag at room temperature. Makes 1 package of mix.
  • Each package makes two 8 or 9 inch layers or one 9 x 13 x 2 inch rectangle.
  • TO USE:

  • Pour 1 package of mix into a mixing bowl.
  • Add 1 1/4 cups milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla or orange extract.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat at a slow to medium speed for 2 minutes. Scrape the sides of the bowl frequently.
  • Add 2 eggs; beat 1 minute more.
  • Grease and dust with flour your choice of pan(s).
  • Spread batter evenly in pans.
  • Bake round cake pans at 350 degrees F. for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Bake the 9 x 13 inch pan for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool cakes in their pans for 10 minutes before turning out onto racks.
  • CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES: Pour cake batter into greased cupcake tins or tins lined with paper baking cups; fill 1/2 to 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Makes about 2 dozen.
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"This is for when you want to make a recipe calling for chocolate cake mix and you don't have one on hand. Found on Recipelink.com, originally from Make Your Own Groceries."
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  1. sharon m.
    I am really happy to find this as I am quite sensitive to the flavor of the preservatives in boxed mixes-- so I can sub this in recipes that call for a box mix as one of the ingredients.
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  2. April Yallow J.
    This wasn't anything like a boxed cake mix. Had the taste and texture of sweet cornbread and made my cupcakes have a sticky hard outer crust. I'm looking for something that is as fluffy and moist and delicious as a boxed cake mix that I can make myself. This wasn't it. The batter itself didn't even smell that good. I've been looking for a cake mix recipe for a very long time and consider myself a seasoned baker (haha cooking pun). I haven't found a recipe that fits the criteria yet.
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  3. Debber
    Make Your Own Chocolate Cake Mix Created by Debber
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  4. Debber
    What a great idea! My only "wish" is that this was for like 5 or 6 cakes (divvied out into individual packets)...time-wise that would be the best option (for me anyway!). I haven't made the actual cake yet, but the mix goes together easily and has a very nice smell and consistency. Next time a recipe calls for a cake mix--I'll be RIGHT ON IT!!! I NEVER buy cake mixes, so this is right up my alley!
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  5. momaphet
    I tried this just as cake, and will give it a go as a replacement for cake mix in another recipe. As cake alone the chocolate flavor was fairly light and I thought it was a little dry, but this may have been due to my reducing the size of the recipe. With quarter recipe I got 5 nice sized cupcakes that baked in 20 minutes.
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