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How to Make Cake Mix

How to make cake mix homemade either chocolate or yellow is here! Using ingredients you have at home it is easier than you think. If you don’t have boxed cake mix you can still save dessert tonight.

How to Make Cake Mix

Wondering how to make cake mix right at home? We have 2 ways depending if you want yellow or chocolate to follow. Let us share these cooking basics with y’all. (affiliate links present)

Quick easy dessert recipe you can then use for all sorts of things.

Yep, we make all sorts of boxed cake mix recipes because they’re so easy. BUT when I realized once that I ran out of ready made I had to make it on my own.

Now we’re here to share it with you. The great thing is on batch cooking days you can make a few to store so you’re prepared next time you want some sweets. I’ve never hidden my love for everything sweet.

homemade chocolate cake mix

Homemade Cake Mix

Here are a few questions you might have in mind since you’re here, and we can answer them before you get started stirring:

How do you make chocolate cake mix from scratch?

I will show you how here! You probably have the ingredients needed at home. Best part is you can make a bunch and save in baggies for later. Mix wet ingredients when you’re ready and save money.

Is it cheaper to buy cake mix or make from scratch?

Either way is less expensive than buying a ready made cake from a bakery or store. Boxed will not taste quite as delicious as from scratch many will say but you can doctor it up to taste very similar.

What ingredients do you mix first in a cake?

All dry ingredients should be blended, and wet in another. Once they’re all smooth then slowly incorporate the two into one bowl. Do not add everything in at once.

If you are making more than one batch of the dry items to store, do it one at a time in a bowl. It won’t work to do 3x each amount and then try to separate it as some portions may have a bit more baking powder etc than other portions.

Homemade Cake Mix

Once you have all of the ingredients on the countertop though the process will be quite quick. Line everything up with the measuring cups and spoons needed next to them. Mix in a bowl, store in freezer bags and seal.

  • Then make sure to write on the outside of each bag the wet ingredients needed:
  1. 1 1/4 c water
  2. 1/2 c vegetable oil
  3. 3 eggs
  4. 1 tsp vanilla

Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix

  1. All purpose flour
  2. Sugar
  3. Cocoa powder
  4. Dry milk
  5. Baking soda
  6. And baking powder
  7. Salt

Store in freezer bags if you aren’t making it right then and there. If you are mixing immediately you could use regular milk instead of dry.

how to make homemade cake mix

Homemade Yellow Cake Mix

With any flavor you choose you will want to have 1 small and 1 large bowl to do the mixing. A hand or stand mixer is helpful as well as cake pans for baking.

  • I kid you not once you get into the habit of making and using these you’ll never buy box mixes again.
  • The cake batter comes out exactly the same. Some like to add dry pudding mix at the end to make it over the top moist. We have made a lot of pudding cakes ourselves.

I mean I could share a TON of things you can make with either of these two flavors but I bet you already have one in mind. In case you haven’t tried it though, this is how to make a poke cake, they’re amazing.

Homemade Cake Mix

Both of these are super versatile. I primarily stick with these, and spice during the holidays. You can even make cake mix cookies with either of these! Those are super fun. Just add chocolate chips and oH MY.

We’ve even made cake mix brownies time and time again, peanut butter brownies are probably our favorite creations ever though.

If you want to make yellow cake mix we have the recipe for that as well. Of course you wouldn’t need cocoa to that one but other than that it is quite similar to this one.

Homemade Yellow Cake Mix

Ready to make a yellow cake recipe or chocolate? Jump to recipe below that can be printed and kept on hand. Then bake at 350 degrees F for 15-25 minutes baking time depending whether you’re making cupcakes or a layered treat.

  • Have 1 1/2 cup frosting ready to dollop on top and enjoy!

You could add 1/4 cup sprinkles inside to amp it up too, that is always fun. Once bagged you can measure a smaller amount out too if you just want a recipe for 6 cupcakes at a time.

Recipe for 6 cupcakes

How to Make Homemade Cake Mix

Here are quick step by step instructions but a printable version is available below too. Make enough for just one after dinner sweetness or a few to share or store away for another day. 😉

Time needed: 10 minutes.

How to Make Cake Mix

  1. Prepare

    Mix together dry ingredients above and store in separate baggies with a note on the front with what you need to prepare it into batter: 1 1/4 c water + 1/2 c vegetable oil + 3 eggs + 1 tsp vanilla extract.

  2. Bake

    When you are ready to prepare your batter, add your bagged dry mix with the wet ingredients necessary. Use a mixer on low to combine well so it is smooth.

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. If baking two round cake pans it will take 20-25 minutes, cupcakes will take approximately 15-18 minutes. Remove when the middle touched lightly bounces back.

    I’d lightly spray pans with non stick or use muffin liners.

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How to Make Cake Mix

How to make cake mix either chocolate or yellow with ingredients at home. If you don't have boxed cake mix you can still save dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake mix, chocolate, homemade
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 205kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • This is for chocolate. Link to yellow is above recipe card. Mix together dry ingredients above and store in separate baggies with a note on the front with what you need to prepare it into batter: 1 1/4 c water + 1/2 c vegetable oil + 3 eggs + 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  • When preparing batter add your mix with wet ingredients. Use a mixer on low to combine well so it is smooth.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. If baking two round cake pans it will take 20-25 minutes, cupcakes take 15-18 minutes. I'd lightly spray pans with non stick or use muffin liners.

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Nutrition Facts
How to Make Cake Mix
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 314mg14%
Potassium 163mg5%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 33IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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