I know it is so common place to go to the grocery store and buy a box of Duncan Hines Supreme Cake mix and just add eggs, oil and water. Well that technique is still used in my household…but let me assure you that I can whip up a nice fluffy cake mix from items I have in stock. Let’s make a delicious Chocolate cake mix using ingredients that we have at home. Learning the base for this recipe can open many new avenues of confection baking when you are in a pinch and do not have the ready mix in the box to use. In real life I use a scale to weigh out my ingredients but I have posted the cup amounts here as not everyone has a scale on the counter.
2 cups all purp flour (sifted)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (sifted)
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup unsalted butter (melted)
1 cup warm milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Using your whip….start on low and blend ingredients. Work up to high and get the batter nice and fluffy.
Place in 8 in greased cake pan and bake in preheated 350F oven for 30-35 min. Use your skewer as a test tool and perform the doneness test by pushing the skewer into the cake and removing. The skewer should come out clean.
Let cake cool on rake.
Remove from pan
Decorate with your favorite topping. You can use my Chocolate Buttercreme recipe. It is delicious. http://www.chefgosselin.com/archives/1817