Master Cake Mix

This Master Cake Mix makes about enough to equal 3 store bought boxes of cake mix. It is a yellow cake mix, but can be made into all white cake as well.  I love that you can control the ingredients, cost and still have the convenience of s cake mix.

Want a chocolate cake? I"ll share my tips below for converting this recipe to a chocolate mix both in bulk for the whole master mix, or just the individual batches you make.

I usually have a full batch divided into 3 gallon sized storage bags in my pantry.  Ready to go. I add the cocoa separately if I want it as a chocolate cake rather than the entire batch. i just want the flexibility better.

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Master Cake Mix
(makes about 17 cups mix)

Ingredients:
10 cups all purpose flour
6 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup cornstarch
5 Tablespoons baking powder
1  Tablespoon salt
2 1/2 cups vegetable shortening.
Optional: For a whole batch of Chocolate Cake Mix: Add 1 1/2 - 2 cups cocoa powder

Directions:
Mix together dry ingredient in large mixing bowl.
Using a pastry blender or stand mixer, blend in the shortening till mix resembles cornmeal in texture.
Store mix in one large air tight container or divide by putting 5 cups each into gallon sized storage bags.
Use within 3 months.


To Make a Cake: (Yellow) 

Ingredients:
5 cups master cake mix
1 1/4 cup milk
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:
preheat oven to 350°
Grease baking pan (9x 13, two 8 inch rounds, bundt or line cupcake pans with paper liners)
In mixing bowl combine all ingredients, and mix well till very well blended and very creamy.
Pour into prepared pans.
Bake 35-40 minutes till done. (Test by inserting toothpick into center, and see if it comes out clean)
Cool and frost as desired.

For all white cake:
Use only egg whites, no yolks
follow remaining directions above.

For Chocolate Cake
If you made a yellow master mix (like I do and did not  already add cocoa powder to the master mix )
Mix 1/2 cups cocoa powder to cake mix.
Follow remaining directions above.




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