Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Recipe for Cake Mix Up-Sizer

Have you noticed that cake mixes are shrinking? 
 Cake mixes are now just over one pound per box and do not mix up into a cake that adequately fills our cake pans.
 Much of the time, we bake cakes in 9x13 pans. 
This standard pan filled with cake has fed thousands of families as well as people in schools and church basements over the years. There are times when we want to be sure everyone gets a nice piece of cake. The mixes no longer provide enough batter to do that.
Cake is a favorite dessert in field lunches. 
We slice off the bottom of each piece of cake to use the frosting as a filling. That way the frosting does not stick to the wrapper and it is easier to eat.
Grandma Nola found this cake mix expanding recipe and we think it works very well. I use cake flour when I mix it up. I usually only have bread or cake flour on hand and it seemed the better choice. Grandma Nola uses the all purpose flour called for in the recipe and her cakes are always delicious.
To make a batch of 
Cake Mix Up-Sizer
1 1/2 Cups Flour (all purpose or cake)
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda 
into a quart jar.
Cover securely and mix well by shaking and rolling the jar.
Add 6 Tablespoons Cake Mix Up-sizer to each cake mix before mixing according to package directions.

Optional:  When using a chocolate cake mix, add 5 Tablespoons Cake Mix Up-sizer and 1 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder to the cake mix.
Also Optional:  Add 1/2- 1 Teaspoon of flavoring to the cake mix with the eggs and water.
Your cake will add to the celebration. Cakes made from cake mixes have done that for years in GriggsDakota.

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