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  • Cake Mixes

    Perfect from-scratch Yellow Cake Mix- no weird ingredients<br/>

    Save money and help your family eat healthier by cutting out unnecessary preservatives and food colorings! You can make your own yellow cake mix to have on hand in the pantry for easy, inexpensive throw together desserts or snacks. ...
    Make your own Batch of Funnel Cakes for less than $1<br/>

    If you love the taste of the County Fair, you can bring it home with you! You don't have to pay $5 for a single funnel cake- you can make an entire batch for less than $1.00
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    A Tropical cake offering bits of pineapple, banana, cinnamon and a frosting to die for, this make ahead cake mix is perfect for gift giving too<br/>

    Hummingbird Cake mix is a delicious recipe incorporating pineapple, bananas and cinnamon for a rich, tropical dessert.
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    3 Minute Molten Peanut Butter Lava Chocolate Fudge Cake in a Mug<br/>

    Mug cakes have long been a favorite on our site and this simple throw together molten peanut butter mug cake is so quick and easy, you'll add it to your list of favorites too!
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    I've been told that Coca Cola was originally created by a pharmacist to cure depression. While I can't say for sure whether that rumor is true, I can attest to the fact that this Coca Cola Cake Mix will surely help remove any blues in your own home. This chocolaty recipe is a crowd pleaser! ...
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    This zesty lemon poppy seed cake mix is a luscious lemony treat that will get rave reviews from your friends and family.
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    Learn how to make your own delicious cake mixes at home for pennies<br/>

    Red Velvet Cake is a frequently requested favorite and like our other easy homemade cake mixes, red velvet cake mix can be made up ahead of time for any easy throw-together, last minute dessert.
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    Carrot cake is one of our family's favorites and with this easy make ahead mix recipe, even my kids don't mind making dessert! This simple make ahead carrot cake mix in a jar makes a lovely (inexpensive) homemade gift or an easy do it yourself convenience mix to keep on hand when you don't feel like spending time in the kitchen.
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    This is a wonderful recipe for single people, college kids, after school snacks, etc. They make lovely gifts and are delicious.
    How to Make Cake in a Mug in tons of different flavor combinations


    You'll Need:
    1 cake mix any flavor (You can use Homemade Cake Mix if you prefer)
    1 ( 4 serving size) instant pudding mix , any flavor

    Blend ingredients well until completely mixed. Measure cup dry mix into sandwich bags, Makes 8-9) & tie it closed using ribbon.

    Flavor Ideas:


    • Lemon cake mix- lemon pudding
    • Yellow cake mix- vanilla pudding
    • Devils food cake mix- chocolate pudding
    • Pineapple cake mix- coconut pudding
    • Butterscotch cake mix- butterscotch pudding



    Glaze mix : In a separate bag combine the following ingredients:

    1/3 cup powdered sugar
    1 tsp dry flavoring

    ( ex. powdered lemonade mix, powdered orange breakfast drink mix, cocoa powder)
    In a large coffee mug place a Cake Mix & a glaze mix and attach a tag with the instructions for cooking. (You can also attach a small wire whisk using raffia or a ribbon, etc).


    To Use:


    Grease or spray coffee mug with cooking spray. Empty Cake Mix into mug and add 1 egg white, 1 T. Oil & 1 T water. Blend with fork until smooth. Place in microwave and cook on high for 2 minutes.

    While cake is cooking add 1 tsp water to glaze mix in baggie. Close and gently rub baggie until glaze is smooth. When cake is done, remove from microwave, cut a small hole in the corner of glaze packet and apply glaze to your mug cake.

    Eat while warm!

    Other options, pull the top half of the cake off, add a scoop of ice cream and a dollop of canned pie filling or hot fudge sauce, etc.


    Other Help Items:
    If you want to make the packets easier for the recipient add a couple teaspoons of Just Whites or any egg replacement powder to each individual packet or Cake "mix". & On directions tag add an additional 1 T water to recipe & omit egg white from recipe.

    For a great, inexpensive gift, grab a new mug from the dollar store, wrap 2-3 mixes in tissue paper and place them in the mug, top with a ribbon!


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