Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Vanilla Cake using Homemade Cake Mix

Lot of people ask me why I blog. When I say there is so much pleasure when someone emails you with a feedback or write a thank you note for doing this, many people look at me as if I am crazy. You might wonder why I am writing this. Remember the post that I wrote about making 'Homemade Cake Mix' where I gave variations to it? That post was written because one reader requested if I could help her with a recipe which uses cake mix and she didn't want to use the commercial cake mix. When I posted it, I said I would bake the cake as per the recipe using that mix and post it. I got busy and I never baked the cake till yesterday. But, the lady who requested the cake mix recipe made it and sent me a picture of her cake. Isn't that sweet? You have no clue how happy I was when I saw that.

People thank me for writing the blog but in fact it is the other way. Let me tell you this 'THANK YOU FOR READING WHAT I WRITE'. I know my limitations, I am no writer. And I am no food photographer. But when it comes to food, I do think it is one of my forte. You all make my day just by visiting the blog.
Recipe can be found here - Home Made Cake Mix with variations.
I baked it as a bundt cake since I was not interested in making a layer cake. You see, layer cakes are very nice with frosting and I didn't want to bother with it today. Link has instructions to bake as layered cake or a sheet cake. If baking as a bundt cake, bake for 50 - 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Crumb texture of this cake is almost like a pound cake's but is very spongy and soft. In fact, it resembles the crumb of a chiffon cake. I was very happy with it.

Today is day 6 of the bake-a-thon. Do drop in and check out what my Bake-A-Thon buddies are baking in their kitchens,
Susan of The WellSeasoned Cook,
Preethi of IsingCakes,
Veena Krishna Kumar of VeenasVegnation,
Priya Suresh of Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes.

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  1. Your pictures look awesome! And thank you for having such a wonderful and dedicated blog :)

  2. Certainly nothing makes a blogger more happy than positive feedback and success with recipes..Am sure you have got a great deal of these, am a testimonial to a lot of your breads..

    The cake looks great and am sure it tasted great as well..

  3. I have planned to gift homemade cake mixes this Christmas. that post of yours is a keeper. thanks again.

  4. Bundt is the easiest and prettiest cake I know. I really love that first shot, Champa. Your chose of tablecloth is perfect.

  5. Pretty looking vanilla cake, just prepared ur brownie mix u shared earlier,cant wait to bake with them..

  6. Your posts are always so good to read and reread:-)...and am planning to make this cake with the recipe of your cake mix....cake looks so inviting!!

  7. i love your creativity champa.. the idea for gifting cake mixes and such is brilliant! Keep the posts coming! and have a wonderful day!

  8. Omg, irresistible,simply drooling over that cake...

  9. Awesome post with nice clicks.

  10. Looks very moist and soft... very tempting pics!!

  11. Superb cake..Looks so soft and perfect.

  12. awesome.. just perfect!

  13. Thanks for your wonderful posts...I am amazed at how dedicated you are to even post variations for the mix. That is just so sweet of you.Everything has been saved in my files. i will be trying every one of them, one at a time. A little girl will be more than happy to help me out as i try them in our kitchen. more bonding moments. Thanks again!

  14. Dear Champa

    Thankyou verymuch for remembering me. I will try this vanilla cake in the coming days. Once again thankyou for posting this cake mix recipe.



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