Mom's Famous Cake Mix from Idea Land blog #mothersday #mom #recipe #baking #cake #gift #packaging #label(Used in this project: Large Photo Labels and Text Labels in Cherish Hearts style with Paper Tin-Tie Bags.)

This year, I am celebrating my mom and the special talents she shares with others, by making this chocolate cake mix recipe that she used to love to make. When I first learned to bake, this was the cake my mom taught me. My brothers and I loved it, and I am certain mom and dad did too, because we had it all the time! I never got tired of it. When I grew up, I made it for my children and taught them how to make it, and they are now loving and sharing this recipe, so it goes a long way in our family.

For Mother’s Day, this will be my tribute to my mom. We will give these out at our Mother’s Day brunch, which is always attended by large numbers of family members. Mom will be surprised and I am sure astonished and delighted at seeing the photo of her and dad, and how good they looked when they were 25!

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You can do this with any number of things your mother is good at making, cooking, or baking. Or, you can give her the empty bags, already decorated with personalized labels, and she can fill them and give them out whenever she is ready.

Enjoy making your Mom’s day extra special!

Mom's Famous Cake Mix from Idea Land blog #mothersday #mom #recipe #baking #cake #gift #packaging #label

Mom’s Famous Chocolate Cake Mix

• 3 cups flour
• 2 cups sugar
• 8 tablespoons cocoa
• 2 tsp baking soda
• 2 tsp salt

Mix thoroughly in a large bowl.
This amount will make two bags of cake mix.

To make the cake, pour contents of bag into a large bowl. Make a well in the center with a large spoon, and pour into the well 2 cups cold water, 2 tsp vanilla, 2 tbsp vinegar and 3/4 cup oil. Stir just until mixed, pour into 8 x 8 baking pan and place in oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.

Makes two 8×8 chocolate cakes or two dozen cupcakes.

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Mom's Famous Cake Mix from Idea Land blog #mothersday #mom #recipe #baking #cake #gift #packaging #label
Mom's Famous Cake Mix from Idea Land blog #mothersday #mom #recipe #baking #cake #gift #packaging #label

The text and baking instructions as written on the text label:
This is one of Barbara White’s most famous desserts. It’s the one she taught all three of her children, Bill, Jeanne and Jim, how to make when they were learning their way around the kitchen.

To prepare, pour contents of bag into a large bowl. Make a well in the center with a large spoon, and pour into the well 1 cup water, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tbsp vinegar and 1/3 cup oil. Stir just until mixed, pour into baking pan or cupcake cups, and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Makes one 8 x 8 chocolate cake, or 12 cupcakes, or 24 small cupcakes.

Mom's Famous Cake Mix from Idea Land blog #mothersday #mom #recipe #baking #cake #gift #packaging #label

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Jeanne Williamson (138 Posts)

Jeanne and her husband David launched My Own Labels in January of 2000. It was a spin-off of their successful graphic design firm, plus it allowed Jeanne to incorporate her love of baking, making, sewing and creating. Today David and Jeanne continue to be the heart of the operation both creatively and practically.


3 Comments

  1. I noticed that this recipe didnt call for any eggs.. I’ve never made an eggless cake b4… this should be interesting!!

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