Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Make Your Own: Easy Bake Oven mixes



This year for Christmas we're giving my niece an Easy Bake Oven...Now, the cost of the Easy Bake isn't in the oven itself, but in all those little packets of mix. In addition to the oven and one of the add-on kits, I decided to make up a bunch of mixes for her to use. So here are the five mixes I've made... Chocolate Chip Cookie mix, Chocolate Cake mix, White Cake mix, Chocolate icing mix and White icing mix. All five have labels with the directions on them right on the container so no need to hunt up directions. And each container makes at least 8 batches, so there's plenty to work with.  I'm posting both the recipes for the mixes and the Word document with the labels in it here if you should want to use them for your own gift or personal use... Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

Three of these recipes are from the Budget 101 website and a couple are my own versions of other mixes...

EZ Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup brown sugar -- packed
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

In a medium bowl, combine first four ingredients, stirring to blend. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or a couple of knives until it is a coarse meal texture. Place into a seal-able storage container or zip-top bag and store in a cool dry place. Use within 12 weeks.  
 
To Use:
1/2 cup cookie mix
2 teaspoons water

EZ Bake Chocolate Cake Mix

1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable shortening

In a medium bowl, combine sugar, cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, and salt.  Stir with a wire wisk until blended.  With a pastry blender, cut in shortening until evenly distributed and mixture resembles corn meal.
Place into a seal-able storage container or zip-top bag and store in a cool dry place. Use within 12 weeks. 
 
To use:
 
1/3 cup chocolate cake mix
4 tsp water

Stir with a fork or spoon until blended and smooth.  Pour mixture into greased and floured Easy Bake cake pan. Bake in Easy Bake or preheated 375F oven for 12 to 13 minutes.
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EZ Bake Chocolate Frosting Mix

2 cups confectioners sugar -- sifted
3 tablespoons instant nonfat milk powder
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
6 tablespoons vegetable shortening

Combine all ingredients until mixture resembles crumbs. Place into a seal-able storage container or zip-top bag and store in a cool dry place. Use within 12 weeks.

To Use:
1/3 cup chocolate frosting mix
3/4 tsp. water
 
In a small bowl, combine frosting mix and water. Stir with a spoon until smooth and creamy. Makes about 1/4 cup frosting.

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EZ Bake White Cake Mix

1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable shortening

In a medium bowl, combine sugar,  flour, baking soda, and salt.  Stir with a wire wisk until blended.  With a pastry blender, cut in shortening until evenly distributed and mixture resembles corn meal. Place into a seal-able storage container or zip-top bag and store in a cool dry place. Use within 12 weeks. 
 
To Use:

1/3 cup white cake mix
4 teaspoons water

Stir with a fork or spoon until blended and smooth.  Pour mixture into greased and floured Easy Bake cake pan. Bake in Easy Bake or preheated 375F oven for 12 to 13 minutes.
 
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EZ Bake White Frosting Mix

2 cups confectioners sugar -- sifted
3 tablespoons instant nonfat milk powder
6 tablespoons vegetable shortening

Combine all ingredients until mixture resembles crumbs. Place into a seal-able storage container or zip-top bag and store in a cool dry place. Use within 12 weeks.

To Use:
1/3 cup white frosting mix
3/4 tsp. water
 
In a small bowl, combine frosting mix and water. Stir with a spoon until smooth and creamy. Makes about 1/4 cup frosting.


Enjoy!

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