A typical box of commercial cake mix makes between 4 and 4 1/2 cups of cake batter. In addition to the enriched bleached flour, baking soda, sugar and other ingredients in the premeasured cake mix, cake batter typically contains water, vegetable oil and eggs.
Cake mixes make it simple to create quick desserts that the entire family can enjoy. In addition to making layer or sheet cakes such as birthday cakes, cake mixes can make pound cake, cupcakes, sweet dinner rolls, sweet breads, coffee cake, biscotti and many other sweet treats. The instructions for cake mixes are easy to follow and are designed to make the same cake every time.