Thursday, November 19, 2009

Homemade Easy Bake Oven Mixes~ Frugal Gift Idea

"English Christmas Pudding on Silver Plate" Photographic Print

I remember when my girls wanted an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas. The mixes were more expensive than the toy. Here is a homemade version of The Chocolate Cake Mix and Frosting. If you have an Easy Bake Oven to buy this Christmas ~make your own mixes and place them in festive cello bags!

Easy Bake Oven Chocolate Cake Mix~
1 cup of sugar
3 Tbsp. cocoa
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup of vegetable shortening

In a medium bowl combine sugar, cocoa, flour, baking soda and salt. Cut in shortening  until it resembles corn meal. Store in airtight container and use within 12 weeks.

To Use:
1 cup of mix
5-6 tsp. water

Mix together and pour into greased and floured pan. Follow Easy Bake Oven directions.

Easy Bake  Chocolate or White Frosting~
2 cups powered sugar
3 Tbsp. dry milk
1/2 cup cocoa
6 Tbsp. vegetable shortening
In bowl, combine first three ingredients. Next cut in shortening. Store in airtight container. Use within 12 weeks.
For white frosting omit the cocoa.

To Use:
1 cup of mix
2-21/2 tsp. water

Mix with a fork.



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