Homemade Cake Mix

filed under: White Cakes on February 17, 2011

UPDATE: Here is Homemade Yellow Cake Mix in a Jar!

I gotta be honest with you.

Most of the time I am running around like a crazy woman. I am usually pretty scatterbrained and frantically trying to get to everything that needs to be done in a day.

So I decided that I needed to simplify my baking a bit. Remove some steps. But NEVER sacrifice quality and taste!!

Which leads me to today’s post. I LOVE that I get to share this with you and I hope that you will try it too!

Did you know you can make your own homemade white cake mix?

You can have high quality, delicious tasting cake with the ease and convenience of a box mix.

And it just takes moments to do!


Just assemble your dry ingredients as well as the sugar.

Dry Ingredients:

2 3/4 cup flour

1 3/4 cups SUPER fine sugar (you can buy this or make it)

2 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 tsp salt

(I will post the rest of the recipe I am using below)


Sift together all ingredients and place in mason jar or your chosen storage container.


And voila! You have your own cake mix! (This recipe totaled about 4 1/2 cups of dry ingredients, so I used an eight cup mason jar)

You will of course need to add the wet ingredients when you are ready to make your cake.


So I just write what I need to add on a little reminder card.

And don’t forget the date! I would probably try and use this within three months. But around here, I usually use at least one jar a week!


Don’t forget the instructions! (I am not saying that from experience or anything…) And any other little annoying notes you might want to write yourself.

I sorta love words like moist and delicious and yum when describing cake. I cant help myself.

Feel free to do this with chocolate cake or yellow cake or any cake that suits your fancy.

Cant wait to show you the cake I am making with this jar! 🙂


UPDATED: This is the cake I made with this jar… Chocolate Covered Cherry Oreo Cake!

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  • Noelle says:

    Hello! So could I use the cake mix recipe as a base for cake mix cookies?? Thanks!

    • telisa mccaskey says:

      I was thinking the same thing so i tried it

  • Cheeky says:

    Hey, thats a wonderful recipe but i didnt get exactly through the instructions card, when are we supposed to add the cake mix ? is it a second or third step?
    Please let me know. Will be thoroughly grateful

    • Kamie says:

      I’m wondering the same… I think you put all of the wet ingredients into your mixer first then add the dry and run just until mixed. At least, that’s what we do with breads. I’ll try that right now and hopefully I’ll remember to come back and post the results!!

    • Kamie says:

      Check out the yellow cake mix…. The instructions on that one are very detailed.

  • Sarah says:

    Has anyone tried substituting with coconut oil and coconut palm sugar?

    • Amy says:

      The coconut sugar will make it darker in color. It would be more like a caramel cake. This sounds really good to me! I have successfully replaced oils/butter with coconut oil in just about everything.

  • Dina Angco says:

    Hi! Quick question — for the white cake mix — is the qty equivalent to a 2-layer white cake? I have a recipe calling out for a for white cake mix (2-layer) and rather than buying the cake mix, I’d like to make it from scratch. Thanks!

    • Amanda says:

      Yes, it is! 🙂

  • Cpava12 says:

    Do you have a chocolate cake recipe? Or how would I modify this one so its chocolate. Thanks!

  • Tricia says:

    Hello – was just wondering how much cocoa to add in order to make this into chocolate cake??!! Thank you!!

  • Sara says:

    Can this be used with sour cream and pudding , like a doctored cake mix?

  • Kalli Trapp says:

    What would be the ingredient measurements & baking directions for high altitude? Thank u 🙂

  • Veena says:

    when do you add dry ingredients to butter? before or after adding egg mixture?

  • Veena says:

    so we can make 8 cakes (in 2 round 8 inch pan)? and the wet ingredients specified is for one portion out of 8 portion?

  • Jane Smith says:

    I have a strawberry cake recipe that uses a cake mix and jello. ! box white cake mix; 1 3oz. pkg. strawberry jello;4 eggs separated 1/2 t. vanilla ;1/2 c. warm water ;1/2 veg. oil and 1/2 pkg frozen strawberries. My grandson is allergic to milk so I can’t use a cake mix. How can I alter the recipe to fit this cake. I tried 2 1/4 c. flour;3 t baking powder;1 t. salt;1 3/4 c. sugar and all the other ingredients in the original recipe. My cake did not rise like normal, was not done in the center and had a tough crust and was heavy. Can you help me? I thought maybe I used too much sugar.

  • rukshana says:

    The recipe For yellow cake calls for 1 stick butter. We don’t have butter in sticks only blocks.
    so what would be the weight of the butter required. Thank you.

    • karren m ramsay says:

      1 stick of butter is 4 oz. as 4 sticks of butter make a 1lb. package. There are 8 tablespoons of butter in 1 stick of butter.

  • chhiwat says:

    Good easy simple to learn thank you

  • `Madison says:

    thanks great recipe, and I agree with you about the whole boxed foods and not making it homemade!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Lori says:

    Has anyone actually made this and can comment on the texture of the cake? I’m looking for a cake that is fluffy and moist!

  • deb says:

    I went specifically and perfectly by the directions….It was NOT white, and was like somebody above declared…heavy, did not rise….I was disappointed.

    • Amanda says:

      So sorry! What color was it? A dense, heavy cake can be a result of expired leavening ingredients.

  • Carol says:

    I am going to uyse 2 or 3 eggs for yellow mix. Thankyou four the recipe, going to make some jars up. Great idea.

  • judith Payne says:

    I would like some recipes please

  • Nicki says:

    I just used the white cake recipe , I followed it to a T . I think you are off on the amount of sugar or something. The cake tastes like dumplings.! It was horrible. ! Cake is supposed to be sweet not taste like a bread.. My advice to others don’t use this recipe!

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