Let’s Talk Food: Cake mix or scratch?

  • Courtesy of AUDREY WILSON A slice of Fluffy Yellow Layer Cake.

  • Courtesy of AUDREY WILSON Fluffy Yellow Layer Cake made by a recipe from Cook’s Illustrated All-Time Best Recipes.

The first box cake mix was created 1930 to figure out a way to use up molasses. Each batch of cake mix contained 100 pounds of wheat flour and 100 pounds of molasses.