Chocoate Cake Mix

 

Chocoate Cake Mix
Prep Time
10 mins
Baking
45 mins
 
This is a bulk recipe that is used in several other recipes. Great to keep on hand instead of using box mixes.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, chocolate
Servings: 20 people
Calories: 301 kcal
Ingredients
Ingredients
  • 6 cups flour
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa
To make cake:
  • 2 1/2 cup mix
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 6 tbsp. vegetable oil
To make brownies:
  • 2 1/2 cup mix
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 9 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • nuts if desired
Instructions
Directions
  1. Mix together with a whisk and store it in an air-tight container. No need to refrigerate. I keep this in my cupboard.
To make cake:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix the vanilla and the vinegar together. Mix the oil and the water together. Poke 3 holes in the dry mix. Pour the vanilla and the vinegar into the holes. Pour water and oil over and fold together. Stir just until mixed and then pour into cake pans. Bake 35-45 minutes. (Time will vary depending on your pans.)
To make brownies:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix the vanilla and the vinegar together. Mix the oil and the water together. Poke 3 holes in the dry mix. Pour the vanilla and the vinegar into the holes. Pour water and oil over and fold together. Stir just until mixed and then pour into 9″ x 13″ pan. Bake 20 minutes. (Time will vary depending on your pans.) Cool on a wire rack.
Recipe Notes

I think this is loosely based on a recipe from the Tightwad Gazette. I’ve used it for years and the product is surprisingly good. An older friend tasted it and said that she remembered this recipe from when she was a girl. There is something about the vinegar that enhances the flavor. I once used this one with an acquaintance who was very opposed to bulk cooking. This was the recipe that changed her mind. Surprisingly easy, quick and yummy.

 

 

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