I think that every person encounters an occasion that requires cake at least once a month – perhaps even once a week.
We use cake to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and engagements…and then, of course, there are the cakes that help us survive breakups, loss, and a really difficult Tuesday afternoon. I know I’m not the only one that sees cake as a totally viable way to handle a cruddy Tuesday.
I also would venture to bet that few moms out there haven’t encountered this beauty of a phrase: “Mom, I told my teacher you would make cupcakes for the class… tomorrow.”
If you find yourself in one of these situations – perhaps discovering that your coworker’s birthday is tomorrow, or just simply needing some cake and needing it now – there is no denying the convenience of a boxed cake mix. They’re quick, easy, and a real lifesaver in just about any dessert emergency.
This homemade yellow cake mix takes just a few minutes to pull together and uses ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. In a matter of minutes, you will have the equivalent of two boxed cake mixes in your freezer, ready to go at a moment’s notice the next time your child tells you that he needs 2-dozen cupcakes tomorrow.
And because you made the mix yourself, you can feel good knowing that, while your family may be indulging a little with their cake, at least they aren’t having their preservatives and eating them, too.
Interested in other quick-and-easy homemade mixes? Check out my homemade taco and chili seasoning recipe and the copycat Bisquick mix recipe and homemade vanilla pudding mix recipe available on Food Fanatic!