Friday, February 12, 2010

Dark Rich Chocolate Cake Mix

oohhh... this cake is so good. I found this at the Hillbilly Housewife website. That is one of my favorite sites. I do make up the mix and use it when I want to make a chocolate cake. I don't have to buy the stuff from the store and I know it won't have "hydrogenated" anything in it. YAYAYAYYAAYAAYAY You'd think I am turning into a health nut or something, I just must be getting older. AND I like home made foods better than already processed foods that could kill me. The home made stuff tastes so much better, anyway. :)

Dark Rich Chocolate Cake Mix from The Hillbilly Housewife

  • 1 cup unbleached white flour
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 cup dry buttermilk powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee crystals

I use a plastic, gallon sized, zipper bag for this recipe. Measure all of these ingredients into the bag. Zipper it closed, and gently shake to combine all of the ingredients. Label the bag, and make sure it is sealed all the way. Store on the pantry shelf until needed. Make several at once for the most convenience.

To Prepare

1 package of Dark Rich Chocolate Cake Mix
2 cups tap water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 medium eggs

Empty the cake mix into a big bowl. Add the water, oil and eggs. Beat with a whisk or electric beaters for about 2 minutes, or until the mixture is smooth and any lumps are gone. Turn the batter into a well oiled 9″ x 13″ rectangular pan. Bake at 350° for about 35 to 40 minutes. The sides should be pulled away from the sides of the pan, and a toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean. Be careful not to overbake. Cool and frost as desired. Makes about 24 pieces. This is one of the best cakes in my collection.

I've even made up the mix and given it away as home-made-mix-in-a-jar gifts with a tag tied to it, or glued to the jar, with the directions to make the cake on it.

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