There are 3 kinds of people. People who buy a ready made cake, people who make cakes from scratch, and people who make a cake from a cake mix. As a kid growing up, I came from the third group. Making a birthday cake meant picking up a box from the baking isle at the grocery store. Baking a cake was as simple as adding eggs and water to the mix. Easy peasy.
Later in life I learned that it was better to just follow a standard cake recipe. Why run to the store when you can just measure the flour and chocolate yourself? Easy peasy.
What’s not easy? This Baked Alaska recipe. It is meant for the hard core make from scratch group. However, the February 1962 edition of McCalls magazine wrote the recipe using a cake mix. Perhaps it saved a step or two. There is no denying that it looks scrumptious and perfect for valentines day.
Here are a two more recipes from their cake-mix cookbook. Yum.
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