Oftentimes, with homemade cakes, the flavor is fantastic, but the cake is dense and heavy. This is usually caused by a couple of different factors. First, the type of flour that is used, and second, the amount of flour due to improper measuring.
Flour is ALWAYS measured
Yellow Cake Mix Recipe:
2 1/3 cups (9.3 ounces) cake flour
1/3 cup nonfat dry milk
3 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon shortening
Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease and flour a 9x13 inch cake pan
Makes 1 Quart Jar Mix
To Make the Cake:
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Jar Mix
Combine all in a bowl, mixing well, pour into a greased and floured 9"x13" baking dish, or two greased and floured 8" round pans.
Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool & Frost as desired.