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After preparing Fredrica Hanson's simple mix, you'll have enough to make three moist cakes. So you can try the Neosho, Missouri baker's white cake for an after-dinner delight or her spice cake for a short-on-time snack.
MAKES:
27 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:
27 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups shortening
  • 3-1/2 cups sugar
  • 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR WHITE CAKE:
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Frosting of your choice
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR SPICE CAKE:
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Frosting of your choice

Directions

In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture until blended and crumbly. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 3 months. Yield: about 11 cups (enough for three cakes).
To prepare white cake: In a mixing bowl, combine 3-1/2 cups cake mix, egg whites, milk and vanilla. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack before frosting. Yield: 9 servings.
To prepare spice cake: In a mixing bowl, combine 3-1/2 cups cake mix, eggs, milk and spices. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack before frosting. Yield: 9 servings. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Basic Cake Mix in Quick Cooking March/April 2002, p19

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 326 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 511mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 1-3/4 cups shortening
  • 3-1/2 cups sugar
  • 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR WHITE CAKE:
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Frosting of your choice
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR SPICE CAKE:
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Frosting of your choice
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture until blended and crumbly. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 3 months. Yield: about 11 cups (enough for three cakes).
  2. To prepare white cake: In a mixing bowl, combine 3-1/2 cups cake mix, egg whites, milk and vanilla. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack before frosting. Yield: 9 servings.
  3. To prepare spice cake: In a mixing bowl, combine 3-1/2 cups cake mix, eggs, milk and spices. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack before frosting. Yield: 9 servings. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Basic Cake Mix in Quick Cooking March/April 2002, p19

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tjcompe User ID: 6902136 59635
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2013

"I have used this cake mix many times. But beware, the amount of salt is way, way off. I'd say for sure half the amount that;s called for. ( I don't really remember the exact amount that I used the following times that I made this mix)"

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