This homemade cake mix can turn your least kitchen-savvy friend into a star baker. And you’ve done 90 percent of the work, which is the greatest gift of all.
You will need
- 2 c. sifted cake flour
- 1 tbsp. espresso powder
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- A widemouthed 1-liter jar or canister
- 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2/3 c. brown sugar
- 2/3 c. granulated sugar
- 1/4 c. buttermilk powder or nonfat milk powder
- 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips
- Wrapping paper
- A gift tag with baking instructions
- A hole punch
Step 1 Download instructions & gift tags Download baking instructions and gift tags from “hallmarkmagazine.com”:http://hallmarkmagazine.com. Each tag has the name of the cake written on the front and the baking instructions on the back.
Step 2 Create first layer Create the first layer by combining ¾ cup cake flour, espresso powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and adding the mixture to the jar.
Even out and settle the layers by rapping the jar gently on the counter after you add each one.
Step 3 Add layer 2 Combine 1 cup cake flour and unsweetened cocoa powder and add that mixture on top of the first layer.
Step 4 Add layer 3 Combine brown sugar and ¼ cup of sifted cake flour and add the mixture to the jar.
Step 5 Create layer 4 Mix granulated sugar and buttermilk powder for the fourth layer.
You can substitute nonfat milk powder for the buttermilk powder.
Step 6 Create layer 5 Create the fifth layer by sprinkling the mini chocolate chips on top of the mix.
Step 7 Decorate the lid Decorate the lid by placing it top-side down on a sheet of wrapping paper, cutting out a circle of paper around the lid, and gluing it to the top. Screw the lid back on the jar.
Step 8 Attach tag to jar Write a personal note on the inside of the tag. Then, punch a hole in the corner of the tag and attach it to the jar with your ribbon.
Step 9 Deliver the gift Deliver the gift. Be sure to drop a hint that you want to be invited back for a piece of cake!
Did You Know:
During the 2007 holiday season, the White House cooking staff baked 700 cakes.