Homemade Cake Mix

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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Hi, can vanilla instant pudding mix be added to this for more moist result like the one with boxed mix? Will appreciate your prompt reply.


    im wondering the same thing made a cake from scratch this weekend it tasted good but very dry boo who


      So sorry! Can you tell me what size eggs you used? Also, what area of the country do you live? Is it humid there?




Can you tell me how many cakes/cupcakes this recipe yields and what size cakes? I’m making a tiered cake and want to use this recipe, just not sure how much this makes. Thanks!

    Star Brite

    She mentioned in her story prior to ingredients that she used 2 layered cake pans.


Can I use cake flour for this? Do I just eliminate the cake flour?

Sujanya Rancho

In the dry ingredients list you mentioned as 2 3/4 cup flour what it mean? All purpose flour? or cake flour?Please advice.

    Star Brite

    All purpose flour because of the salt and baking powder.


I have to make a flat cake I am figuring 2-9/13 pans(to feed about 50 people), how many times do I make the receipt bottle and wet ingredients?


how do you make super fine sugar? you cant find it in our local stores

Tina Stewart

confectioners sugar or put granulated sugar in a blender.

    Bryony Taylor

    its castor sugar not the same confectioners sugar., thelatter is also known as powdered sugar or icing sugar. where as super fine sugar is castor/caster sugar and is somewhere betweenthe two


Everytime I make a white cake with just egg whites, it comes out tasting “eggy”. Is there no foolproof recipe to mimic what you can get in a box mix? Haven’t tried this one yet, but 5 egg whites sounds like a lot…….

Deborah Poff

Question…i found this recipe for pumpkin bars which requires a dry box cake mix sprinkled over the top of the pumpkin filling. I don’t use any processed foods i make everything from scratch. Could i use this cake (dry) in place of the box mix…thank u so much

    Bryony Taylor

    come on deb, if this is a recipe fr home made box cake mix, its safe to assume you can use it inplace of boxed cake mix inyour scenario. (cake mix isjust the flour and whatnot premeasured out)


Can I add Soda/Coke instead of all wet ingredients just like we do for boxed cake mix?

Brandi hoffmann

have you tried using sour cream instead of the milk for the homemade white cake mix? was wondering what the differences are?



I have used baking soda instead of baking powder, I have also add some vanilla powder in it, I mixed with regular vagetable oil, egg, water, and my cake end up tasting bitter like chemical, could you please give me some advise?
if there something wrong? thank you so much for help


    I would try making it with the ingredients listed in the recipe and see what you think. 🙂

Bonnie Cobler

Can you make this a sugar free cake?

Teresa kuhl

Love making things from scratch.