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Chocolate & Yellow Homemade Cake Mix Recipe

Need a cake mix but don’t want to run to the store? Check out this simple Homemade Cake Mix Recipe for yellow or chocolate cake. Plus FREE Printable Labels. There are bonus gluten-free instructions too!Need a cake mix but don't want to run to the store? Check out this simple Homemade Cake Mix Recipe for yellow or chocolate cake. Plus FREE Printable Labels. There are bonus gluten free instructions too!

I am that mom who has the best ideas and plans.  Then they all fall through when I walk to my pantry to see that I am out of one or two of the ingredients that I need to pull off a masterpiece.  I don’t know if you have ever put 3 kids in the car, buckled them in their car seats, and drove to the store for 1 item, but that is not my idea of fun. That is where this Homemade Cake Mix really comes in handy!

Need a cake mix but don't want to run to the store? Check out this simple Homemade Cake Mix Recipe for yellow or chocolate cake. Plus FREE Printable Labels. There are bonus gluten free instructions too!

One of those items that I used to always run out of was cake mix. Since we are trying to eliminate pre-packaged items anyway these homemade cake mixes are wonderful.  Not only are they easy to make with pantry staples, they are great to give as gifts with the recipe.  Make a gift basket with a couple DIY Cake Mixes, a new cake pan, dish towels, sprinkles, and a wooden spoon, and you have a great gift!

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I also how easy it is to make this gluten free or dairy free! Those Gluten Free Cake Mixes can be so expensive, and half of them don’t taste that good. Follow the instructions to make this into a gluten-free cake mix and you won’t be disappointed.

Homemade Cake Mix Labels

You can go now and print these FREE Labels. There are 2 to a sheet. That way you can label your homemade cake mixes with directions!

Don’t forget about this Homemade Pancake Mix too! I love stocking my pantry with chemical free items!

Homemade Chocolate & Yellow Cake Mixes

Check out this simple Homemade Cake Mix Recipe for yellow or chocolate cake. Plus FREE Printable Labels. There are bonus gluten free instructions too!
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Ingredients

  • 2 Cups All purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup cocoa Powder - for chocolate only

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients and store in an airtight container or baggie. Keeps well in the pantry for up to 6 months.
  • Above recipe makes one cake mix equivalent to a 18.5 oz boxed mix.TO MAKE CAKE
  • Mix cake mix with 3/4 cup milk or milk substitute, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2 cup butter or margarine, and 3 eggs. Beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes and Bake at 350 F.
  • To bake a 8-9 inch round pan 20-25 mins
  • To Bake 13x9 pan 35-40 mins
  • To bake cupcakes- 12-15 mins
  • To bake Tube or Bundt Pan 45-50 mins
  • Here is a Printable Direction sheet to attach to your mixes

Notes

**Gluten Free** Substitute the 2 cups gluten free all purpose flour mix for the all purpose flour.**Dairy Free** Use almond milk or other milk substitute and dairy free margarine or vegetable oil.
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Check out this simple Homemade Cake Mix Recipe for yellow or chocolate cake. Plus FREE Printable Labels. There are bonus gluten free instructions too!

Comments

  1. OMG, this is going at the top of my bookmarks! I was just thinking about the dessert I’m planning to take to school on Friday and then thought that I better check the pantry for a cake mix. Now it doesn’t matter because I can just make one! Thanks so much!

  2. Thanks for sharing this! So many boxed cake mixes (especially the name-brand ones) contain hydrogenated oil and other ingredients to avoid.

  3. This is awesome! I love homemade recipes like this and I can give it as a gift too! Thanks! Do you have more???

  4. I love the recipe but when I make them as cupcakes they are dry. I am wondering what I can do to change this. I’ve added more milk, changing to heavy whipping cream, and still nothing. Any thoughts?


    • Hi Kayla,
      I would assume you over-baked them. Everyone’s oven is different. Add to that the altitude of where you live and baking times need to be adjusted. I always need to reduce my baking temp. or time in order for recipes to come out right. Try adjusting either your baking time or temperature and see if that helps 😉 I’m considered the scratch queen when it comes to cooking and baking. I almost never purchase prepackaged foods and consistently cook from scratch. This recipe is spot on!!


  5. Forgot I had to make a cake for a friends birthday. Looked in the kitchen and realized we didnt have a cake mix. I found this and made it…it is the most delicious homemade cake mix ever. It is also SUPER easy! I would totally recommend making this! =)

  6. Thank you for the recipe?. Feel dilly, I don’t see the GF recipe…..am I over looking it? Thank you again and blessings, Tina

  7. Thank you. I don’t see what Gluten free all purpose mix you use? I’m wanting to make a mix I can use for GF cookies and cakes. Thank you for all your help,

  8. Thank you. I’m so tired of spending outrageous amounts of money on prepackaged food that has unhealthy ingredients.


  9. THANK YOU for sharing this!!! I found your recipe link on Pinterest. It’s my birthday today and I can’t have pre-made store bought cakes or cake mixes. I can not eat enriched flour and sugar (except agave, maple sugar & Stevia). And was looking for a recipe I could modify. I will be substituting either agave, or maple sugar for the regular sugar, and will substitute Carob powder for the cocoa powder, and will be using not enriched not bleached flour. I can’t wait to make this cake for my birthday!!!!!

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