Dry Cake Mix

PennyBy Penny    

September 2, 2017

Make in bulk or put into jars and give as gifts .
I made treble the recipe and used 2 cups of mix then added 1 egg , 60ml oil , 120ml milk and water and a dash of vanilla extract

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 1 large cake

Ingredients

325g plain flour

325g sugar

3 tsp. baking powder

1tspn salt

TO MAKE

240ml milk

120ml vegetable oil

1 tbsp vanilla extract

2 large eggs

240ml warm water

Directions

1Add the dry mix to a large sealable jar

2Write these instructions on a tag if gifting

3If Making

4Preheat oven to 175c

5Grease a baking tin

6Add the milk, oil, vanilla extract and eggs to a bowl and mix

7Add the wet ingredients to the dry cake mix that you've poured into a large bowl and mix until well combined.

8Gradually add the warm water to the batter and mix on low speed until well combined.

9Pour the batter into the greased cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean

Add spice or cocoa or lemon zest to the mix and don't add vanilla to mix up the flavours

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18 Reviews

Pamela Newton

September 3, 2017

Sarah, I still think in Imperial – especially when I’m sewing. Very confused to be asked how many metres I want of a fabric that is clearly marked 60″ width, LOL! Also can’t think in kilos for my own weight.

Pamela Newton

September 3, 2017

That’s how my grandmother and my mother made their Victoria Sponge cakes, Sarah – and it was actually how I was taught to make it in Home Economics, back in 1967! I wish I still had my mum’s balance scales.

Cat Molloy

September 3, 2017

Thanks

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

September 3, 2017

I didn’t want too wet a mixture so I halved the liquids – and I only used 2 cups of the mix . P

Cat Molloy

September 3, 2017

Don’t mean to sound stupid but how is it that you treble the recipe for bulk but are recommending half the liquid addition. Surely this should be a third???

Sarah Wicks

September 3, 2017

Feed your family for about £20 a week. Standard sponge cake recipe is to weigh the eggs, and then have that weight of SR Flour, sugar and butter. One egg usually weighs around 2 ounces/50-60g.
My nan had balance scales, and put the eggs on the weights side, and measured the other ingredients against the eggs.

Hanna Button

September 2, 2017

Thanks

Helene Lepley

September 2, 2017

Denise Stone how about this for the cafe mum? xx

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

September 2, 2017

Most sponge recipes are a similar amount of sugar to flour . You can cut it down if you prefer . P

Sophie Garbo

September 2, 2017

Great gift idea! There does seem to be alot of sugar?

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

September 2, 2017

If makin in bulk (as I did and trebling the recipe ) it’s the 1 egg if making the exact recipe it’s 2 eggs . P

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

September 2, 2017

yes if you added a couple of tblspns milk powder that would work .

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

September 2, 2017

yes if you added a couple of tblspns milk powder that would work .

Helen Peters

September 2, 2017

Sorry, 2 cups water, just re-read the instructions.

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

September 2, 2017

Of make my in bulk (as I did and trebling the recipe ) it’s the 1 egg if making the exact recipe it’s 2 eggs . P

Helen Peters

September 2, 2017

Do you reckon it would work adding milk powder to the mix, then add egg/oil/1 cup water when making the cake?

Cassandra Harding

September 2, 2017

It says to gradually add the hot water- shouldn’t it say warm water?

Hanna Button

September 2, 2017

Is the “to make” in penny’s summary at the top for a third of the mix (1egg) and the “to make” in the recipe for all (2eggs) thanks 🙂