Yield: 9 to 10 servings

Dry Mix:
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup orange or apple juice
1/2 cup canola oil

Dry Mix: Combine all ingredients in a large resealable plastic bag and store in your pantry. (Stick a label with the liquid additions needed, mixing directions and baking time right on the bag. Make several batches and store them in separate bags its easy to measure one batch of ingredients after the other.)

Make-a-Mix: Place Dry Mix in processor. Add eggs, vanilla and orange or apple juice. Start processor; add oil through feed tube while the machine is running. Process batter for 45 seconds, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Do not insert pusher in feed tube. Do not overprocess. (OR use an electric mixer and mix on medium speed, until smooth.)

Pour batter into a well-sprayed 9-inch square or 7 x 11-inch baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 40 to 50 minutes, until cake tests done. (You can also bake this in two 8-inch round layer pans at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes.)

Cool layers for 10 to 15 minutes before removing from pan. (Don’t bother removing the cake if making it in an oblong pan.)

Freezes well. Frost with your favorite frosting or glaze.