Homemade DRY CAKE MIX (Just Add Liquids!) Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking Ep 161
Hi Bold Bakers!
Now let’s face it.
Dry box cake is really easy to use.
You just take your dry ingredients and you
add some liquid to it.
What could be simpler.
Well I am going to tell you what.
My own homemade dry box cake mix.
And just like store bought all you need to
do is add some liquid to it.
This is going to eliminate the need for you
to ever buy box cake again.
So lets start out in a large bowl.
Add in your flour, white sugar, brown sugar,
baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
And then just whisk these ingredients together.
So the difference between this homemade box
cake and store bought.
Is that in store bought, you have processed
ingredients, you have enrichers, you have
all that sort of stuff.
This is much better for you and it is just
Now if you don’t have brown sugar to add
into your cake mix you can always just use
all white or you can actually make your own
brown sugar, because we made a video of that
And there you have it homemade dry cake mix.
This will last fresh in an air tight container
for up to two months.
So you can whip up a cake whenever you need
Now let me show you how to take this dry cake
mix and turn it into a finished cake.
Now in true big and bold fashionI created
by own box for my cake mix.
Now as you can see here this is how your cake
is going to look like.
So let me know you how you are going to take
this mix and turn it into a cake batter.
So take out your dry ingredients and place
them into a large bowl.
As you can see I also made my own bag too.
Into our bowl we are going to add in some
Now buttermilk in cake make cakes really lovely
If you can’t buy buttermilk I also have
a video on how you can make your own.
We are going to add in some eggs.
As you can see these ingredients are the same
that you would add into a dry box cake mix.
So why not just make your own.
Next we are going to add in some flavorless
You can add in canola oil, vegetable oil,
anything that has a mild flavor.
And then just take your whisk and just gently
mix it all together until it forms a batter.
So this is a yellow cake mix so it is kind
of like a plain cake, but feel free to add
in some vanilla extract to this to kind of
bump up the flavor.
Now as always the recipe for this can be found
So this cake batter makes really big cakes.
It will make three 6 inch cakes or two 8 inch
So it is going to be big regardless.
Okay so this is looking good if there is a
few lumps in there it is totally fine.
They will work themselves out.
Now I am going to put this aside and pour
it into our tins.
Now I have three 6 inch tins here lined with
parchment paper and buttered.
I am going to pour my batter into three and
try and divide it evenly.
Okay so theses are ready to be baked off.
You want to bake off your cakes at 350f or
180c for roughly 30 to 40 minutes or until
it is golden brown on top.
So here is our baked cakes and as you can
It is golden brown on top and if you touch
them they are firm in the middle.
So this is what they look like when they are
So there is no point in me showing you this
stage if I don’t show you the finished product.
So I am going to show you an assembled cake
and I am going to cut into it so you can see
what it looks like on the inside.
So this is the finished product.
Just look at how impressive that looks.
Now you can see how to decorate a cake like
this in a previous video I did for vanilla
So it is all very well and good showing you
the finished cake, but let me show you what
it looks like on the inside.
Wow just look at this cake how stunning it
Now do you see the texture of this cake it
is so soft and moist it is absolutely delicious.
Now lucky as the baker I get to give it a
Oh my gosh.
You know what.
I am going to make a really bold statement
and say that this might be the best cake you
One of my favorites.
So thank you so much for watching.
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And I will see you back here every Monday
or Thursday for more Bigger Bolder Baking.