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Since the crash(es), parts of the recipes were missing, so I'm reposting here. icon_smile.gif

Here's the original thread so you may read the feedback only:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-68583-.html

Per Heath's request, please don't post to the above corrupted thread:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-579157-.html

Master Mix recipe for Cakes, Puddings & Cookies:

1 package cake flour (2 3/4 lbs) or 13 cups sifted cake or soft flour
1/3 cups double-acting baking powder
1 1/2 Tablespoon salt (Yes Tablespoons)
8 cups sugar (3 1/2 lbs)
3 cups shortening (1 1/4 lbs)

Stir flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar to blend. Sift three times. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender or electric mixer, or work it in with the finger tips until quite uniformly blended.

A quick method for blending is to put ingredients into a large bowl and use an electric mixer, blending the mixture at low speed until the desired consistency is reached (1 1/2 to 3 min.)

Store in an airtight canister at room temperature. To measure mix, pile it lightly into a cup and level off with a spatula. This recipe makes about 23 cups of Mix. This Mix will keep three months without refrigeration.

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General directions for making a cake from the Master Mix:

Have ingredients at room temperature. Use a large mixing bowl and a low speed (2-3) or vigorous hand beating. While using mixer, continually scrape the batter from the sides of the bowl into the beaters with a rubber scraper.

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Cakes using Master Mix recipe:


Yellow Cake

3 1/3 cups Master Mix
3/4 cups milk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

Add ½ cup of milk to the Mix; beat 2 min. Add remaining milk, eggs, and vanilla; beat 2 min. Pour into two 8" layer pans lined with waxed paper. Bake in moderate oven (375 degrees) for 20 min.

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Chocolate Cake

2 egg whites
1/4 cup sugar
3 cups Master Mix
1/3 cup cocoa
1 cup milk
2 egg yolks

Make meringue by beating the egg whites until nearly stiff and beating in the sugar. Beat until it is very stiff. Stir cocoa into the Mix. Add 1/2 cup milk; beat 2 min. Add remaining milk and egg yolks; beat 2 min. Thoroughly blend the meringue into the batter by cutting and folding with the mixer beaters or with a spatula. Pour into two 8" layer pans lined with waxed paper. Bake in a moderate oven (375 degrees) about 20 min.

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White Cake

3 1/3 cups Master Mix
3/4 cup milk
3 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
Add 1/2 cup milk to Mix; beat 2 min. Add remaining milk, egg whites & vanilla; beat 2 min. Pour into two 8" layer pans lined with waxed paper. Bake in moderate oven (375 degrees) about 20 min.

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Spice Cake

3 1/3 cups Master Mix
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
3/4 cup milk
2 eggs

Stir spices into the Mix. Add 3/4 cup milk to Mix; beat 2 min. Add remaining milk & eggs; beat 2 min. Pour into two 8" layer pans lined with waxed paper. Bake in moderate oven (375 degrees) about 20 min.

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Banana Cake

3 1/3 cups Master Mix
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
3/4 cup mashed bananas
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs

Stir spices into Mix. Add bananas & beat 2 min. Add milk & eggs & beat 2 min. Pour into two 8" layer pans or a large shallow pan (8x12) lined with waxed paper. Bake in moderate oven (375 degrees) about 20 min.

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Fruit Cake

3 cups Master Mix
1/2 cup grape juice
1/4 cup molasses
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups raisins
1/2 cup chopped nut meats
2 cups chopped glazed fruits

Add grape juice to Mix; beat 2 min. Add molasses & eggs; beat 1 min. Add raisins, nuts, & fruits. Stir 1 min. Line pans with waxed paper. Pour batter into four small deep pans (2 1/4 x 5 /4) or into 2 loaf pans [3 1/2 x 8]. Bake in a slow oven (275 degrees) about 2 1/2 hours.

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Apple Cake

3 1/3 cups Master Mix
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/4 cup milk
1 cup grated apples (tightly packed)
2 eggs

Stir spices into the Mix. Add milk & apples; beat 2 min. Add eggs; beat 2 min. Pour into a large shallow pan (8 x 12) lined with waxed paper. Bake in moderate oven (375 degrees) about 20 min.

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Orange Raisin Cake

3 1/3 cups Master Mix
Juice of 1 Medium orange & water to make 3/4 cup
2 eggs
1 Tablespoon grated orange rind
2/3 cup chopped raisins

Add 1/2 cup of liquid to Mix; beat 2 min. Add remaining liquid, eggs, grated rind, & raisins; beat 2 min. Pour into two 8" layer pans lined with waxed paper. Bake in moderate oven (375 degrees) about 20 min.

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For Larger Cakes

If 9" layer cake pans are used instead of 8" layer pans, recipes need to be increased to 1 1/2. This would be 5 cups of Master Mix 3 eggs; 1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons milk & 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla for yellow cake. These cakes require about 25 min. baking at 375 degrees.

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VARIATIONS

Coconut... Fold one cup shredded or grated coconut into the yellow or white cake batter.

Cherry Nut... Fold 16 finely cut maraschino cherries and 2/3 cup chopped nut meats into the white cake batter.

Marble... Mix 1 square melted chocolate, 1 Tablespoon sugar & 2 Tablespoon hot water until smooth. Cool. Prepare white or yellow cake batter. Blend chocolate mixture with 1/4 of the batter. Spoon batter into pans, alternating white and chocolate.

Peppermint... Crush 4 sticks colored peppermint candy into coarse pieces. Prepare cake batter. Fold crushed candy into batter.

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Puddings using the Master Mix:

Spiced Apple Pudding

3 cups Master Mix
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
2 eggs
2 cups peeled and diced apples

Stir spices into the Mix. Add beaten eggs and blend well. Add apple. Stir to blend. Put into greased custard cups and steam about 40 minutes. 12 servings.

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Steamed Date Pudding

3 cups Master Mix
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
1 cup milk
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup chopped nut meats

Stir cinnamon into Mix. Stir in beaten egg. Add milk and beat 2 minutes. Blend in dates and nuts. Fill greased custard cups half full. Steam about 40 minutes. Serve with a tart sauce while warm. 12 servings.

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Baked Fudge Pudding

Make chocolate cake batter using the chocolate cake recipe. Put into a large baking pan, about 8 by 12 inches. Mix 1 1/2 cups brown sugar and 1/2 cup cocoa. Sprinkle over batter. Pour 2 cups boiling water oven the top. Bake in a moderate oven (375 degrees) about 20 minutes. A chocolate sauce will form in the bottom of the pan. Serve hot or cold. 12 servings.

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Sticky Date Pudding

3 eggs
1 cup nut meats
1 1/2 cups chopped dates
1 cup Master Mix

Beat eggs until foamy. Stir in other ingredients. Blend well. Bake in a greased pan (6 x 8") in a slow oven (325 degrees) about 40 minutes. Serve cold with whipped cream. 8 servings.

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Cookies using Master cake mix:

Molasses Cookies

3 cups Master Mix
1/4 teaspoon mace
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses

Stir mace into the mix. Add remaining ingredients and blend thoroughly. Drop by teaspoon on greased baking sheet, allowing room to spread. Bake at 375 degrees 10 to 12 minutes. 42 cookies.

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Oatmeal Cookies

1 1/2 cups Master Mix
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped nut meats
1/2 cup raisins

Stir oatmeal and cinnamon into the mix. Add remaining ingredients and blend thoroughly. Let stand 20 minutes. Drop by teaspoon on greased baking sheet. Bake 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. 36 cookies.

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Orange Raisin Cookies

3 cups Master Mix
Grated rind of 1 orange
1/2 cup raisins
2 eggs

Combine ingredients and blend thoroughly. Drop by teaspoon on greased baking sheet, allowing room to spread. Bake 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. 48 cookies.

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Peanut Butter Cookies

2 cups Master Mix
1 egg
1/3 cup peanut butter

Combine ingredients and blend thoroughly. Form into balls. Place on greased baking sheet. Press criss-cross indentations with a fork. Bake at 375 degrees 10 to 12 minutes. 30 cookies.

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Coconut Cookies

2 cups Master Mix
1 egg
3/4 cup shredded coconut

Combine ingredients and blend thoroughly. Drop by teaspoon on greased baking sheet. Bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees) about 10 minutes. 30 cookies.

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Ginger Snaps

3 cups Master Mix
2 teaspoons ginger
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses

Stir ginger into the Mix. Add remaining ingredients and blend thoroughly. Drop by teaspoon on greased baking sheet, allowing room to spread. Bake at 375 degrees about 7 minutes. 48 cookies.

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Date Bars

3 cups Master Mix
2 eggs
1/4 chopped dates
1 cup chopped nut meats
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine ingredients and blend thoroughly. Pour into pan (9x13 inches) lined with waxed paper. Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) abut 30 minutes. While warm, cut into bars and roll in powdered sugar. 36 bars.

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Coconut Chews

1 3/4 cups Master Mix
1 egg
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup chopped nut meats

Combine ingredients and blend thoroughly. Spread in greased 8" square pan. Bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees) about 20 minutes. Cut while warm. 18 bars.

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Spice Crispies

3 cups Master Mix
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon cloves
1 egg

Combine ingredients and blend well. Roll very thin on a lightly floured board and cut with a cookie cutter. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake in a hot oven (400 degrees) about 6 minutes. Cookies may be formed into small balls and flattened instead of rolling dough. 48 cookies.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

3 cups Master Mix
2 eggs
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine ingredients and blend thoroughly. Drop by teaspoon on greased baking sheet, allowing room to spread. Bake in 375 degree oven, 10 to 12 minutes. 36 cookies.

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Chocolate Nut Cookies (Drop Cookies)

3 cups Master Mix
1/2 cup cocoa
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped nut meats

Stir cocoa into the Mix. Add remaining ingredients and blend thoroughly. Drop by teaspoon on greased baking sheet, allowing room to spread. Bake in a moderate oven (375 degrees) 10 to 12 minutes. 48 cookies.

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Chocolate Nut Cookies (Rolled Cookies)

3 cups Master Mix
1/3 cup cocoa
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup chopped nut meats

Stir cocoa into the Mix. Add remaining ingredients and blend thoroughly. Roll on lightly floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut with floured cookie cutter and place on greased baking sheet. Bake in a hot oven (400 degrees) about 7 minutes. 54 cookies.

Edited to remove extra symbols which affected some of the "fractions" and "hyphens" after one of the site updates.

Also, I usually bake at 325F for cakes, but directions are presented as I found them to give an estimate of baking times.
post #2 of 25
thanks!!
post #3 of 25
Thank you sweet JanH
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There comes a point in your life when you realize who matters, who never did, who wont anymore, & who always will. So don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.
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post #4 of 25
Awesome!! Thanks JanH!!
Kim
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Kim
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post #5 of 25
thanks for the repost. i am forever loosing my hard copies of the recipes.
post #6 of 25
JanH, thanks so much for reposting! You Rock icon_biggrin.gif
post #7 of 25
Thanks JanH
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post #8 of 25
Thank you so much! Wonderful information.
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post #9 of 25
Thanks....wow ... now i know what to do this summer! LOL
post #10 of 25
Thanks Jan!! I was hoping someone would repost these! icon_biggrin.gif
To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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post #11 of 25
We appreciate all the hard work and great effort!!
post #12 of 25
Thanks JanH thumbs_up.gif
post #13 of 25
JanH, I use your master mix all the time. It is my favorite . Have not had any failures. Thanks. Robin
post #14 of 25
That looks like a ton of work, thank you so much for being so thoughtful!
post #15 of 25
Hi Jan, Does this mix work well in doctored mix recipes?
Thanks,
Jodie
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