First, I need to tell you that I am absolutely all about homemade, and made from scratch, but I am also a frugal homemaker, and like getting the most bang for my buck.
Recently I found cake mixes at Walmart for .88 and I wondered what the cost difference is between baking with a cake mix or from scratch.
Here is the break down for baking with a cake mix…
Cake mix .88
3 Eggs .21 (they were on sale this wk. at Kroger for .79)
Here is the break down for baking a typical yellow cake from scratch…
White Sugar .16
Baking Powder .03
Well, I am actually quite surprised by this. I really thought the cake mixes were pretty cheap. I also need to tell you that my figures for the cake from scratch are by no means exact. I did my figuring on the baking supplies that I buy at Aldi’s and I tried to divide the best I could, but it does give you an estimated cost.
So, I guess baking from scratch is better in more ways than just taste. Now, the mix is much quicker, so if you are in a hurry, for .39 difference, it’s absolutely worth it.