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homemade yellow cake mix

Did you know I bake lots of cakes?  Like, lots and lots of lots of cakes?  I had a homemade white cake recipe that I love, but have been on the search for a good yellow cake recipe.

Homemade Yellow Cake Mix


There are a couple reasons that I finally ended up in this recipe.

#1 Its a one-bowl recipe.

#2 It uses whole eggs, not 8 egg yolks.

Oh, and one more.

Its yummy.

Homemade Yellow Cake Mix


homemade yellow cake mix


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/8 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs


  1. Measure flour into quart size mason jar.
  2. Add sugar on top, then baking powder, then salt. Place lid on jar. (My ingredients JUST fit)
  3. When ready to prepare cake batter:
  4. Place softened butter into stand mixer and mix on medium for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Place dry ingredients into stand mixer and combine with butter for 30 seconds.
  6. Add milk, oil, vanilla and eggs and mix on medium-high for one minute.
  7. Pour batter into prepare pans. Bake at 350. For 9-inch pans its 20-25 minutes. For cupcakes start checking around 15 minutes. Cool before frosting.
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Homemade Yellow Cake Mix


Making a homemade cake mix is so cheap and easy and the best of all worlds when it happens to be super delicious.

I couldn’t help but pair it with a rich chocolate buttercream, as that is my favorite combination.  (What is your favorite frosting with yellow cake?)

If you want to give this for a gift (I would LOVE this as a gift!) simply print out the ‘wet’ ingredients and the directions and attach to the jar.  Be sure to add some instructions though.  Something like, “After cake is cooled call me and I will be right over.”

Or something like that. :)

Here is the Homemade White Cake Mix we love!


  1. Madiha says

    I’ve been on the hunt for a good yellow cake recipe for a while but couldn’t find any good ones.. I also live someplace where it’s really hard (and expensive) to buy fancy ingredients. So I tried your recipe, and it turned out excellent! My search is over :)

  2. have says

    Can I use the dry ingredients to replace a cake mix in another recipe? Specifically, pumpkin dessert… I mix the cake mix with melted butter to create the crust and again for a crumb topping on top.

  3. Lauren says

    I made cupcakes with this cake mix last night… WOW! :) Delicious and easy to follow instructions. Thank you so much.



    Good morning,
    I just wanted to say I LOVE your site, your recipes, everything! You are so inspiring to those who love to bake!!
    thank you for your time and effort you put into your blog!! I am going to go make a cake now! :)

  5. Sunshine69 says

    Just tried this recipe and I have to say it’s the best :) It’s fantastic!!! My family absolutely loves it. They didn’t even give me a chance to put any icing on it. This is my new homemade yellow cake mix. Thanks ever so much Amanda!

  6. Sharan says

    I love your site!! Do you have a mix for white cake. My husband thinks all yellow cakes taste like lemon. Thanks

  7. Anna Stephens says

    I have been on the hunt for the perfect Yellow cake recipe and thanks to you I have found it! You are awesome, and I look forward to making more of your fantastic cake! Thanks for sharing!


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