Thursday, August 25, 2011

Revisiting An Old Friend {Miracle Mix Cake Release}

Have you ever tried something that worked really well, only to stop using it for no apparent reason? Yeah, me too and I was reminded recently when flipping a cake out of an intricate cake pan. As I held my breath, I remembered that I had brought this apprehension on myself because I was no longer using a tried and true cake-won't-stick-to-the-pan method that I'd used a few years ago. When I employed this method, I never had concerns about cakes sticking, so I decided to go back to something that had never failed me before. I wanted to be sure I remembered the correct proportions, so I did a little searching online and the first to pop up was a blog entry from Apron of Grace.

If you're a baker, you probably already know about this "Miracle Mix", but those of you who need to be in on the secret--trust me, you need to whip up a batch of this stuff PRONTO!! All you need is shortening, vegetable oil and flour in equal quantities (I used 1/2 cup each), whipped to death.

Oh and to show you just how much I trust this stuff, I used it with a new recipe, in a much thinner pan than I normally use and the cake plopped out perfectly. Not a single spot even thought about sticking to the pan. See--

With the holidays bearing down upon us, I'm committed to eliminating all breath-holding situations when it comes to baking cakes for friends and family by cozy-ing up to my old friend Miracle Mix.

Happy baking!!

Sheila Denise


  1. Love this!! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to try it!!

  2. You're welcome Niki! Let me know how it works for you.

  3. Sheila, I soo agree with you!! I love using this! They really do work totally, TOTALLY well! I especially love using them on making fruit breads. Ooooh!

  4. Rylan, this is the BEST thing EVER!! I'm so glad I'm not the only one that gets excited by the little things!! LOL

  5. I did I miss this post? I am adding this to my arsenal stat!