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Yellow Cake Mix Recipe

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  48 Servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Store the mixture in a zip-top bag in the freezer for up to two months

To Make the Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour the pan of your choice (see recipe yield).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

 

Notes

  • I recommend Nielsen Massey Vanilla Extract
  • To use the mix in a recipe calling for 1 18-ounce box of cake mix, use about half, or about 3 1/2 cups, of the prepared mix.

Yellow cake mix photo
Source: Slightly adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe