Tired of buying those damn cake mix boxes? Sure they only cost a little more that a dollar, but what’s in them? In this day and age, all prepare food is modified using cheap ingredients with little or no nutritional value.
Pillsbury Yellow Cake Box Mix: ENRICHED BLEACHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, IRON, THIAMIN MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), SUGAR, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL, BAKING POWDER (BAKING SODA, CALCIUM PHOSPHATE, SODIUM ALUMINUM PHOSPHATE), CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: DEXTROSE, WHEAT STARCH, SALT, PROPYLENE GLYCOL MONOESTERS, CORN STARCH, MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, CELLULOSE, XANTHAN GUM, PROPYLENE GLYCOL ESTERS OF FATTY ACIDS, CELLULOSE GUM, SODIUM CASEINATE, POLYSORBATE 60, SODIUM STEARATE, DATEM, RED 40, YELLOW 5, TBHQ AND CITRIC ACID (ANTIOXIDANTS).
I have no clue what propylene glycol monoesters is. All I can think is fuel sugar single ester. Or a monster fueled with sugar. All I see is chemistry. I don’t see food, I see chemistry. Which makes sense because they say baking is a science and box mixes takes the science out of it. But still.
Yellow Cake Mix
1 cup granulated sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Mix in a bowl until well combined.
Store in an airtight container.
To make the cake,
Whisk cake mix with 1 1/4 cups warm water, 1 stick of butter and 2 large room-temperature eggs until the mixture is smooth.
Pour batter into two round 9 inch cake pans that have been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 27 minutes.