Cake Mixes from Scratch and Variations Recipe

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  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk


  1. For a Yellow Cake: Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in shortening until fine crumbs are formed. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla. Beat at low speed for 1 minute, then high for 2 minutes, scraping the bowl frequently.
  2. Pour batter into greased and floured 9x13 inch pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes.
  3. Variation for a White Cake: Prepare as for the basic cake except use 3 egg whites for the 2 whole eggs. Whites may be beaten separately and added for a lighter cake.
  4. Variation for a Chocolate Cake: Add 1/4 cup cocoa powder to the basic cake mix prior to adding the milk.
  5. Variation for a Spice Cake: Add 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves, and 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice to the basic cake mix.
  6. Variation for a Pineapple Upside Down Cake: Melt 1/2 cup butter in the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Add 2/3 cup brown sugar, stirring into the butter. Arrange pineapple slices in the pan. Top with the basic (yellow cake) mix recipe. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, cool 5 minutes, and invert to serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2902.25 Kcal (12151 kJ)
Calories from fat 1027.91 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 114.21g 176%
Cholesterol 332.26mg 111%
Sodium 1995.28mg 83%
Potassium 2341.48mg 50%
Total Carbs 422.08g 141%
Sugars 189.2g 757%
Dietary Fiber 9.04g 36%
Protein 47.92g 96%
Iron 5.9mg 33%
Calcium 1045.4mg 105%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 311.92 Kcal (1306 kJ)
Calories from fat 110.47 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.27g 176%
Cholesterol 35.71mg 111%
Sodium 214.44mg 83%
Potassium 251.65mg 50%
Total Carbs 45.36g 141%
Sugars 20.33g 757%
Dietary Fiber 0.97g 36%
Protein 5.15g 96%
Iron 0.6mg 33%
Calcium 112.4mg 105%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 66.8
  • 79

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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