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Cake mixes purchased on sale are frugal, as they save
time and usually money. It can cost more money to make a cake from
scratch, depending on the recipe.
If you don't want a
gourmet cake, go with a thrifty cake mix. You can always take it up a
notch by replacing some or all of the water with juice, club soda, mayonnaise or flavored
Here is the thrift friendly way to cool a cake you are
planning on removing from the pan. After the cake is baked, lay a wet rag
on top of a wire rack. Then place your cake on the towel to cool.
Here are a couple frugal
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour (cake flour if you have it)
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup salad dressing
1 cup water (room temperature)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix everything together, and bake for 30
minutes at 350 degrees.
Canola Chocolate Cake
2/3 cups canola oil
2 tsps vanilla
2 2/3 cups flour
tsps baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup cocoa
Beat first 4 ingredients for 4 minutes. Sift dry ingredients and alternate add
the dry ingredients and 2 cups boiling water to the oil mixture.
Bake in a 9 x 12 greased pan for 50 min at 325º F.
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