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Friday, April 12, 2013

A hit and A Miss (Homemade Yellow Cake Mix & Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies)

I wanted to make some cookies for the boys to have as a special treat.  I have a bunch of sprinkles left over from God knows what so why not give a try these Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies I found on Six Sister's Stuff.  But of course I didn't want to use a box cake mix, why not make my own!  I found a Homemade Yellow Cake Mix on Chickens in the Road.

NOW the homemade cake mix worked awesome, I know this because I used it for the cupcakes I made for the Spring Fling that I spoke about yesterday.  BUT when used in the recipe for cookies it didn't turn out so well!!  It was very soupy so I had to add more flour and it was just a mess!  I did power threw and tried to make the cookies, we got a total of 3 COOKIES that turned out ... lol.  The boys ate them and loved them and hey I don't have a house full of cookies!  

A hit Homemade Yellow Cake Mix (you can put in Ziplock and store for months or do like I do and make it on the fly).
A miss Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies - I may have to break down and try it with a real box mix! :(

Homemade Yellow Cake Mix:
(This is the standard size mix for recipes calling for an 18.25 ounce mix.)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup non-fat dry milk
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and non-fat dry milk.
Store or if you want to make it right then:
Place Homemade Yellow Cake Mix in a bowl. Add water, vanilla, butter, and eggs. Combine with an electric mixer then beat two more minutes. Pour into a greased and floured cake pan. Bake at 350-degrees.

And my fail :(
Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies   
1 box Funfetti cake mix, 18.25 oz
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup color sprinkles

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and baking powder. In a small bowl, mix together the eggs, oil and vanilla. Add the egg mixture to the cake mixture and stir to combine. Stir in the sprinkles. Drop by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to cooling rack. They will be very soft at first but will harden as they cool even more.
Makes 2 to 3 dozen

Happy Friday!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
We have a birthday & the Spring Fling for School Saturday!
AND I still need to do my taxes ... UGH sucks when you owe you avoid!


  1. That's my daughter's favorite kind of cake. I'm TOTALLY making and sending these to her for her birthday next month!

  2. Dear of today you are my favorite blogger!!LOL.. now I know I'm not the only one with Semi-Fails on blogland or at least not the only one that makes them public! Thank You so much for this post...funny because I was baking as I type this comment My "first time cookie ever" so wish me luck. I believe there are some things I better buy because a) they get eaten too fast, b) I stink at baking...but we'll see! Big Hug my fav Lady! Lizy

  3. I hate when recipes don't work out. I made some cookies last night and they were a total flop. The "dough" was more like graham cracker ground up lol. No good it all went in the trash. But like you said I don't have the temptation in the house lol

  4. I have made the cookies from the funfetti cake mix before and they are really nice. Very pretty and taste good.

  5. That cake mix is very interesting and sounds pretty easy!

  6. All these good things you make and I can't eat any of them..... Not good to be me...

  7. I really like funfetti cake and would loooooooooove to make it. The problem is that the sprinkles that we have here melt during baking....:(
    Do sent me a slice of two.....please... :)

  8. Well that sounds like a delicious way to have a treat and avoid too many calories at the same time. :)

  9. That's too bad that the cookies didn't turn out :-( They sound like they'd be delicious! :-)

    I like the idea of being able to make my own homemade cake mix! I'll have to try that!


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