homemade cake mixes

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  1. cknmom

    cknmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got finished making a cake for a co-worker of DH. Their boss just paid me to make two cakes for co-workers B-Days.
    I had to use a cake mix for the second one because it called for Duncan hines moist devils food cake mix. I can make a scratch devils food cake, but I wasn't sure what made the mix 'moist', so DH got me the mix.

    I haven't bought a mix in years! I usually just make all cakes from scratch, sometimes I make batches of 'cake mixes' to use just like boxed mixes. Although I have not been able to find a recipe for making cake mixes like the boxed ones with pudding. Does anyone know if I can just add the same amount of my homemade pudding mix as would be in the box of pudding mix?

    I don't know if this is confusing or not. I just hate to by boxed mixes of anything.

    Monica
     
  2. fosterchick

    fosterchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know the answer to your question. But I would make a test cake and add a box of pudding and taste it.
    I would like to know how you make your batches of cakes. I am all about cheap and easy. Thanks
     
  3. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
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    Cheap and easy!! Thats me! OOPS! That didn,t sound right!![​IMG] I would like to know if that works too. I try to do as much as I can from scratch.
     
  4. puckbunny87

    puckbunny87 Out Of The Brooder

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    I often decorate cakes for income, and all of the decorating classes I've taken suggest using cake mixes from a box... I do, but only because I buy a crap load of them when they're on sale for .99 a box! I don't know the answer to your question, but I would love to box my own mixes!
     
  5. cknmom

    cknmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yellow cake mix:
    1 7/8C. cake flour
    2 1/2t. bk. powder
    1t. salt
    1 1/4C. sugar
    1/2C. shortening

    sift flour, bk.pwd. and salt;stir,resift with sugar. cut in short. until crumbly. Seal in plastic bag, label, stor at room temp. Makes 1 pkg. mix

    To use:
    add 3/4C.milk and 1 1/4t. vanilla to mix, beat 2min.Add 2 egg, beat 1 min. Grease and dust pans, bake, 375* about 25min. for round, 30-35 min. for 9x13. test for doneness(?) cool 10 min.

    white cake replace 2 eggs with 3 unbeaten egg whites.
    spice cake add 1/4 C. sugar,1t.cinn.,1/2t.gr.cloves, pinch of allspice to mixpkg.
    You can change the extract or add food color.
    cupcakes bake 20-25min. about 2 doz.

    Choc. Cake mix:
    17/8C. cake flour
    2/3C. cocoa
    1 t.salt
    1 1/2C. sugar
    2/3C. shortening
    Follow same directions as for yellow cake mix.
    To use:
    Add 1 1/4C. milk, 1 t.vanilla to mix. Follow directions for yellow cake.

    I have many other type of baking mixes also. I have a wonderful book called Make Your Own Groceries By: Daphne metaxas Hartwig. I use it so much it is falling apart. I just used it Mon. to make four loaves of frozen bread dough.
    If you want any other types of recipes, pm me or email me.
    Monica
     
  6. JustChicky

    JustChicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We use 1 small box of instant pudding to match the flavor of the cake. We let it cool down after baking and then we cover the cake while it is still a little warm, on a cake plate with a dome lid so the cover doesn't touch the cake. After a half-hour or so, you will have to dry off any condensation on the dome so it doesn't drip on your cake.

    I hope this helps.[​IMG]
     
  7. cknmom

    cknmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to do that when my kids were young. I was thinking more of the cake mixes that have the pudding in them , I think to keep them moist?
    Monica
     
  8. JustChicky

    JustChicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I guess that did sound confusing.

    I don't cover the cake with pudding, I put the pudding in the batter, then bake it. I cover the baked cake with a glass dome lid, after it has cooled down a bit, to keep moisture in. [​IMG]

    I'm pretty sure that is what they put in the cake mixes you buy, to keep them moist. Add the dry instant pudding to your recipe when you make the batter. Don't add it to the 'mixture' that you store at room temperature. Add it with your 'to use' ingredients.

    Edit: I just saw that you make a homemade pudding mix. I am not sure if that will work. We use instant pudding.
     
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  9. puckbunny87

    puckbunny87 Out Of The Brooder

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    -runs off to search for book-


    hehehe, thanks!

    what other kind of "groceries" are in that book?
     
  10. cknmom

    cknmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I make my own ketchup, seasonings, gravy mixes.

    It has breakfast things; Instant oatmeal(I like to do that for camping and emergency supplies) freezer to oven entree's and veggies, pasta/noodles

    Baking mixes(like bisquick), quickbreads,cookies mixes, instant soups, potatoes/rice mixes, coating and stuffing mixes, meat extenders

    Condiments, dressings, pickles

    baking ingredients(like cake flour, condensed milk), breads, coffee cakes, hostess type lunch box treats

    Milk, butter, yogurt, cheeses

    Cold cuts,loaves, spreads,sausage, deli specialties

    Jucies, coffee, tea, cocoa

    freezer to oven appetizers, dips,snacks, nuts, crackers, chips

    Candy, jam, toppings, syrups, pudding, gelatin, ice cream

    Baby foods

    pet food hints and pet remedies, health and beauty (bath additives, shampoo, muscle rub,creams, lotions) Household helpers(Cleaning formulas, pest contorll, egg dye, children's blowing bubbles, finger paint, play dough and salt clay)

    I use many of thes all the time and a lot now and then. Some I still haven't tried but am going to soon.

    Monica
     

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