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Ths line of packaged baked goods started as a chain of bakeries in Chicago. The Kitchens of Sara Lee—and the sweet, frozen wonderfulness that followed—were named after founder Charles Lubin’s eight-year-old daughter. She became a prominent philanthropist, but reportedly never took up baking.
Fan of make-ahead baking? Try these simple freezer desserts.
Betty Crocker was not real. “Betty” was chosen because it sounded warm and friendly. “Crocker” was a tribute to retired company exec. William Crocker. Betty did OK for a fictional person, though. In 1945, she was named by Fortune magazine as the second most popular American woman—behind Eleanor Roosevelt.
We tried the most popular brands of cake mix, here’s which brand made our top spot.