Home Made Easy Bake Oven Cake Mix & Mason Jar Packaging

There will be an Easy Bake Oven under our Christmas tree this year. It is one of those toys I always coveted as a child and I’m excited to be able to give it to Grace, who loves to cook and bake. And while I got a good deal on the new oven, I had to draw the line at the $6 mixes for itty bitty cakes. Thank goodness for Google because there are PLENTY of DIY Easy Bake Oven recipes out there.

So last night I made up several batches: Jeweled Tea Cake, Cookies & Cream Cake, Pretty in Pink Cake, French Vanilla Cake and Lemon Cake (not pictured). (Can you tell that Grace is not a fan of chocolate? I have no idea what’s up with that.)

I packaged the mixes in the smallest canning jars I could find (half-pint size). Then I topped each jar with a 6.5 inch circle of fabric cut with pinking sheers. (There is no magic to the 6.5 inch size; it’s just the diameter of my smallest mixing bowl that I used to trace the circle.) A little ribbon and a tag made in Word using the font “Sweetheart Script” and I was done.

Some of the recipes say to combine some of the dry ingredients, add a liquid, and then add the rest of the dry ingredients. I just ignored all that, combined all my dry ingredients, and am guessing that will be just fine for Easy Bake Oven purposes.

I believe I paid $7 for the jars and $2 for the ribbon; everything else I had. So, total cost =$9 for five mixes instead of $30. Go me!

The sites I used for my recipes are Squiddo.com and Budget101.com. Here are the recipes I used.

French Vanilla Cake

6 tablespoons flour

4 teaspoons sugar

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Dash salt

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

6 teaspoons milk

2 teaspoons shortening

3 tablespoons French vanilla pudding; mix only

Frosting of choice

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together. Add vanilla extract, milk and shortening. Stir until batter is smooth. Add pudding mix. Pour batter into two greased and floured Easy-Bake Oven cake pans. Bake each layer in Easy-Bake Oven for 12 – 15 minute or until sides separate from pan. Remove cake and cool. Makes 2 layers.

Source: http://www.squidoo.com/Easy-Bake-Oven-1

Pretty in Pink Cake

5 tablespoons cake flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

5 teaspoons red sugar crystals

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

4 teaspoons vegetable oil

8 teaspoons milk

Stir together cake flour, baking powder, salt, red sugar, vanilla, oil and milk until the batter is smooth and pink. Pour 3 tablespoons of batter into a greased and floured Easy-Bake Oven cake pan. Bake in Easy-Bake Oven about 15 minutes. Repeat for second layer. Makes 2 layers.

Source: http://www.squidoo.com/Easy-Bake-Oven-1

Children’s Lemon Cake Mix #2

1 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon lemon Kool-Aid

1/3 cup vegetable shortening

Combine dry ingredients. Cut in shortening. Spoon 1/4 mixture into about 12 sandwich bags. Zip it up and store it on the shelf in the pantry. It will keep for about 6 months. To make a cake: Mix 1 package of mix with 1 tablespoon of water. Stir well until smooth. Bake in greased pan in Easy Bake Oven until slightly brown.

Source: http://www.budget101.com/frugal/easy-bake-oven-mixes-187/

Oreo Cookies & Cream Cake

6 tablespoons flour

4 teaspoons sugar

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Dash salt

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

6 teaspoons milk

2 teaspoons shortening

3 tablespoons Oreo Cookies ‘N Creme Pudding; (mix only)

1 teaspoon coconut; shredded

Frosting of choice

Grease and flour Easy-Bake Oven pan. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together. Add vanilla extract, milk and shortening. Stir until smooth. Add pudding mix. Pour into Easy-Bake Oven cake pan. Bake each layer 12 to 15 minutes or until sides separate from side of pan.

Source: http://www.squidoo.com/Easy-Bake-Oven-1

Jeweled Tea Cakes Mix

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons sugar

2 teaspoons margarine

4 teaspoons milk

1 teaspoon multi-colored cookie decorations

Mash together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and margarine until dough looks like medium-sized crumbs. Slowly mix in the milk. Form dough into a loose ball and divide it into 4 pieces with a spoon. Place a few dough pieces on greased sheet or pan. Sprinkle with cookie decorations over the top of the dough and push them in with your fingers. Bake 20 minutes. Makes 4 tea cakes.

Source: http://www.budget101.com/frugal/easy-bake-oven-mixes-187/

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Comments

  1. Wow!! What a great idea!!! My daughter also has an Easy Bake Oven, but rarely uses it because I too think the mixes are rediculously expensive! What a great alternative!! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

  2. Such cute ideas, my daughter loooves her easy bake oven, the pretty in pink cake will make a nice stocking stuffer! Thanks for sharing the recipes!

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