Yellow Cake Mix is one of the easiest things you'll ever make. You'll love having it on hand all the time.
2 cups granulated sugar
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus 1 tablespoon
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Add all ingredients except for butter and vanilla to the bowl of a large food processor. Pulse for about 15 seconds, just to combine. Add the butter and vanilla and process until the mixture resembles a coarse meal – you want it to look much like a boxed mix would.
Store the mixture in a zip-top bag in the freezer for up to two months.
To Make the Cake:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour the pan of your choice (see recipe yield).
Use an electric mixer to beat together the prepared mix, 1 1/4 cups warm water and 2 large eggs until smooth, about 2 minutes.
Pour into the prepared pans and bake:
about 25 minutes for 9-inch layer cakes
30-35 minutes for a 13x9-inch cake
45 minutes for a bundt cake
18-20 minutes for cupcakes.
A toothpick inserted into the center of the cake should come out clean when the cakes are done.