I think that every person encounters an occasion that requires cake at least once a month – perhaps even once a week.
We use cake to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and engagements…and then, of course, there are the cakes that help us survive breakups, loss, and a really difficult Tuesday afternoon. I know I’m not the only one that sees cake as a totally viable way to handle a cruddy Tuesday.
I also would venture to bet that few moms out there haven’t encountered this beauty of a phrase: “Mom, I told my teacher you would make cupcakes for the class… tomorrow.”
This homemade yellow cake mix takes just a few minutes to pull together and uses ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. In a matter of minutes, you will have the equivalent of two boxed cake mixes in your freezer, ready to go at a moment’s notice the next time your child tells you that he needs 2-dozen cupcakes tomorrow.
And because you made the mix yourself, you can feel good knowing that, while your family may be indulging a little with their cake, at least they aren’t having their preservatives and eating them, too.
This is my latest recipe for Food Fanatic but, as always, you can get the recipe right here.