Did you know that you can make your own cake mix? Sure you can! By taking your favorite cake recipe and whisking together the dry ingredients, you have a cake mix at the ready for later. The great thing about this is that you can use your favorite flour, gluten-free flours, and tweak the ingredients to get the cake the way you like it. I also like that fact that there are no hydrogenated oils or preservatives in my homemade mix. When you have to, pull out your mix, blend in the wet ingredients and ta-da, you have cupcakes! I like a light and fluffy cupcake and have adapted a recipe to get that exact result everytime. So here we go…
Homemade Yellow Cake Mix
3 cups or 12 ounces cake flour
1 1/2 cups or 10.5 ounces sugar
1.5 teaspoons baking soda
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
In a large bowl whisk together all ingredients and store in a labeled zip top bag with the following instructions for baking the cupcakes.
Directions to Make Cupcakes
One Yellow Cake Mix
12 T. unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup milk
In a large bowl and using a mixer on medium speed, mix cake mix with butter until mixture is crumbly. Add vanilla, mix. Alternate mixing in milk and eggs, mix 30 seconds. Then with the mixer on medium, beat the batter for exactly 1 minute, no more! Pour into 24 cupcake liners and bake in 350 degree oven for 17 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely and decorate. Makes 24 cupcakes.
1 pound powdered sugar
1 stick butter, room temperature
2-3 T. milk
1 tsp vanilla
In a large bowl using your stand mixer or hand mixer, beat all ingredients together until smooth and spreadable. Do not make it too soft or your frosting will not hold its shape when you pipe it onto your cupcakes.
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Thanks for joining me this week for CUPCAKES!