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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

Ingredients

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

Ingredients

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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