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!
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 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.
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.
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