Pillsbury Create-A-Cake Mix

Pillsbury Create-A-Cake Mix

A vintage advertisement from Pillsbury for The Create-A-Cake Mix that included recipes for a Sugar-Crusted Maple Cake, a Cranberry-Orange Cake, a Lemon-Apple Cake, and a Pumpkin Custard Cake. This advertisement appeared in the November 1970 edition of Good Housekeeping.
A vintage advertisement for Pillsbury Create-A-Cake Mix

Have it your own way. 

"Now you can create a new and different cake every time you bake - with Pillsbury Create-A-Cake Mix. The first cake mix specially made to let you add just about anything you can think of - including your favorite Pillsbury Frosting Mixes - to make every cake you bake your own creation. It's easy. It's fun. (Ano on days when you don't feel like stirring up a storm, just follow basic package directions.) Whatever your mood, pick up a package of Pillsbury Create-A-Cake Mix. And Have it your own way. 

Suger-Crusted Maple Cake

Ingredients

1 package Pillsbury Yellow Cake Mix
1 1/2 cups water
3 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup maple-flavored syrup

Method

Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan. In a large mixer bowl, combine dry cake mix, water, and eggs. Blend and beat as directed on the package. Bake at 350-degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or until done. In a small saucepan, heat sugar and syrup until the mixture boils and sugar is melted. While the baked cake is still in the pan, pour hot syrup mixture over it. Remove from pan within 5 minutes. Serve warm or cold. 

 

Cranberry-Orange Cake

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups (14-ounce jar) cranberry-orange relish
1 package Pillsbury Yellow Cake Mix
1/2 cup (3-ounce) orange-flavored gelatin
1/4 cup of water
1/4 cup cooking oil
4 eggs

Frosting:
1 package Fluffy White Frosting Mix
1/4 cup reserved cranberry-orange relish

Method

Grease and flour 13x9-inch pan. Reserve 1/4 cup cranberry-orange relish for frosting. In a large mixer bowl, combine remaining cranberry-orange relish, dry cake mix, gelatin, water, oil, and eggs. Blend and beat as directed on the package. Bake at 350-degrees for 30 to 40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely. Frost if desired. 

Frosting: Prepare frosting mix as directed on package, adding 1/4 cup reserved relish. Add red food coloring, if desired. 

 

Lemon-Apple Butter Cake

Ingredients

1 package Pillsbury Lemon Cake Mix
1 cup apple butter
2 egg
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup chopped pecans if desired

Frosting:
1 package Pillsbury Lemon Frosting Mix
1/2 cup apple butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened

Method

Grease and flour a 13x9-inch pan. In a large mixer bowl, combine dry cake mix, 1 cup apple butter, eggs, water, and pecans. Blend and beat as directed on the package. Bake at 350-degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until done. Cool completely. Frost. 

Frosting:
In a small mixer bowl, combine dry frosting mix, 1/2 cup apple butter, and butter. Beat until creamy. 

 

Pumpkin Custard Cake

Ingredients

1 package Pillsbury Yellow Cake Mix
1 1/3 cups water 
3 eggs
2 cups (1-lb. 2-oz. can) pumpkin pie mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup boiling water

Method

Grease bottom only of a 13x9-inch pan. In a large mixer bowl, combine dry cake mix, water, and 3 eggs. Blend and beat as directed on the package. Pour into the prepared pan. In a small mixer bowl, beat pumpkin and 2 eggs. Pour evenly over the batter. Pour boiling water over all. Bake at 350-degrees for 40 to 45 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 

High-Altitude Adjustment - 5,200 feet. Prepare recipe above, adding 3 tablespoons of flour. Bake at 375-degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. 

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