A Basic Cake Mix I make and store in containers, or in 1 big container and use it threw out the year. I love how easy it is to just make it and store it. Plus I am not spending $2 on a box of cake mix, that is filled with a ton of fillers. Though we still by them when I can get them for about 50 cents a box- but that is not to often.
Basic Cake Mix
5 cups of flour
2.5 tablespoons baking powder
2.5 teaspons salt
3.5 cups sugar
1 1/4 cup shortening
Now all you do is just put all the ingredeants together and rub in the shortening. I use a pasty blender to get it mixed well. You should make it the consistansy of corn meal. I don't think I get mine that finely mixed, but if you can great. This mix makes about 4-5 cakes, and can be stored for 3 months in 1 big container or already sorted into 4 1/2 cup conainers.
I will be posting the recipes that I use with this Basic Cake Mix. I make everything from Plain Cake, Chocolate Cake, White Cake, Cake in the Crock Pot, and even Applesauce Cake. If you have a way to use this Basic Cake Mix or any other great baking recipes link us to them.