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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 water.

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.


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Frugal footnotes:

Here are a couple frugal cake recipes.


Eggless Cake


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 cups sugar
2/3 cups canola oil
2 eggs
2 tsps vanilla
2 2/3 cups flour
2 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 325 F.







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B - Frugal Tips:  Babies - Buttons


C - Frugal Tips: Cakes - Cutting Boards


D - Frugal Tips:  Dandruff - Dryers


E - Frugal Tips:  Eating Out - Eyeliner


F - Frugal Tips:  Fabric - Furniture


G- Frugal Tips:  Garage Sales - Groceries


H - Frugal Tips:  Hair Humidifiers


I - Frugal Tips:  Ice - Ironing


J - Frugal Tips:  Jars - Junk Mail


K - Frugal Tips:  Ketchup - Kitchen Pot Hangers


L - Frugal Tips:  Ladders - Lotions


M - Frugal Tips:  Mac and Cheese - Mushrooms


N - Frugal Tips:  Nail Polish - Nuts


O - Frugal Tips: Oatmeal - Ovens


P - Frugal Tips: Paint - Pumpkins


Q - Frugal Tips: Quiche - Quilting


R - Frugal Tips: Radishes - Rubbing Alcohol


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T - Frugal Tips: Tablecloths - TV Dinners


U - Frugal Tips: Upholstery Fabric - Utilities


V - Frugal Tips: Vacations - Vinyl Tablecloths


W - Frugal Tips: Wallpaper - Wreaths


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