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      filed under: Coffee Cakes on September 15, 2014

      The Homemade Yellow Cake Mix, White Cake Mix and Homemade Brownie Mix on my site are so popular, I deciding that adding to the selection needed to be at the top of my list of things to do.  (Don’t worry, chocolate is next.  I am still experimenting! You will read why below.)

      Homemade Spice Cake Mix

      I have quite a few recipes that utilize spice cake mix, so instead of buying boxes I make up my own mix! It is easy peasy. And best part?  Wholesome and delicious!

      As with all my homemade “box mix” cake mixes, you have some dry ingredients in an airtight container and then simply add the wet ingredients when you are ready to bake. The very same process as if you were to use a box of mix you purchased at the store.


      One of the main differences is of course taste (so delicious) but also quality of ingredients. You have complete control over what you are eating and what you are putting in your body.

      Homemade Spice Cake Mix

      homemade spice cake mix
      Prep Time
      10 mins
      Cook Time
      30 mins
      Total Time
      40 mins

      The Homemade Yellow Cake Mix, White Cake Mix and Homemade Brownie Mix on my site are so popular, I deciding that adding to the selection needed to be at the top of my list of things to do. 

      Course: Dessert
      Cuisine: American
      Keyword: homemade spice cake mix
      Servings: 12 servings
      Author: Amanda
      Dry Ingredients
      • 1 1/4 c all purpose flour
      • 1 c brown sugar
      • 2 tbsp. corn starch
      • 2 tsp. baking powder
      • 1/4 tsp. salt
      • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
      • 2 tsp. pumpkin spice*
      Wet Ingredients
      • 1/2 c whole milk
      • 2 eggs room temperature
      • 1 tsp. vanilla
      • 1/2 c butter room temperature
      1. Place all dry ingredients in a bowl and sift to combine. If there are any lumps in your sugar be sure to get them out now. Pour all dry ingredients into a mason jar or air-tight storage container.

      2. *If you do not have pumpkin spice you can use: 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp all spice and 1/4 tsp ground cloves.

      When Ready to Bake
      1. In a medium bowl add in eggs, milk and vanilla and beat together with fork. Set aside.
      2. In a stand mixer cream butter until light and fluffy.
      3. With the mixer on low, start by alternating the dry mixture and the egg mixture.
      4. Pour 1/3 of the dry mixture into the creamed butter, then add 1/2 of the egg mixture. Continue alternating until all ingredients used. Turn off mixer, remove bowl and continue stirring by hand if any ingredients are not fully incorporated.

      5. Bake at 350 for about 18 minutes in 8-inch round pans. Increase time to about 30 minutes for 9x13 pan and keep a close eye on it.

      6. This recipe makes 14-16 cupcakes and they should bake for about 15 minutes.

      Quick Note: You can change the spice level to your tastes.  I prefer a subtle spice cake, one that does not over power a cream cheese frosting.  If you prefer a bold and zany spice cake, then feel free to play around with the amounts of spies added.

      Not just any recipe can be turned into a homemade cake mix. The recipe really has to be conducive to the Single Stage or All-Ingredient method of baking.  If you need to harness the lightness and airiness of the Creaming Method (creaming butter and sugar together first) then the recipe will not work as well for a homemade box mix.

      Spice Cupcakes with Caramel Cream Cheese!


      I recently used the Homemade Spice Cake Mix to make cupcakes with a Caramel Cream Cheese frosting.  They were phenomenal!  I can’t wait to make my Velvet Spice Cake Surprise-Inside Cake with it next!

      Every Homemade Cake Mix you could ever want! DITCH THE BOX!

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    • I was scanning the internet looking for a reason that any spice cake I make always turns out DRY! I came across this recipe and feel like it’s worth a try. But any ideas on my other recipes? Sometimes it would just be a yellow cake that I add spices to, and by the 2nd day it’s DRY!

        Use a simple syrup! Pour 1-2 tablespoons over cake before frosting. 🙂

    • I personally would like if you could help those of us who would like to make the homemade cake mixes too but instead of a whole cake, a one-layer and smaller.

        Easy enough – just half everything 🙂

    • Hey, I want to know if I can bake a cake with microwave

    • How much dry mix does this make? I have some I made a long time ago but would like to use your wet ingredient list and use it up.

    • Sorry, what is the “all spice” from the mix to obtain the homemade pumpkin spice? I’m in Australia and I m dying to taste the famous pumpkin pie/cake but there are nothing of the kind here!

        Here is what I found on the internet: “Allspice, also known as Jamaica pepper, English spice, clove pepper or Myrtle pepper, is the dried unripe berry of the pimento tree, an evergreen tree that is native to Central and South America, Mexico and the West Indies in general. The taste and smell of allspice are what actually led to its name”

        Do you have any spices by those other names in Australia?

    • I would like to use this mix to make pumpkin cupcakes. Have you tried this? Maybe decrease the milk or butter or maybe not! I would increase the spices for my taste,

    • Do you think I could put powdered eggs into the mix?

    • I have a recipe where I use two cups of applesauce, instead of the other wet ingredients, with a boxed spice cake mix to make muffins. Would that work with this cake mix?

        Rebecca, I use fresh pumpkin (instead 9f applesauce) to make pumpkin spice muffins. I haven’t yet tried it with this spice cake recipe. I will soon, though.

    • Love your site thank u

    • I need to know what size jars. 32 oz?

    • Hi i tried this recipe and added the 15 oz of pumpkin pure but i got a really runny batter that wouldn’t hold its shape while baking. I retried it and got the same results. Any suggestions or is it possible i misread something?

    • There is a spice cake cake mix and pumpkin muffin recipe going around. Just use those two things to make muffins. Would your spice cake mix work like that as well?? Thanks.

    • I did not have high expectations for this cake because I haven’t had spice cake in a million years and I was just curious to see how it would turn out. Also, I made it at my moms house and she has a. Only a hand mixer b. Not enough brown sugar (I supplemented with a little cane sugar) c. Only had salted butter. d. Only had 1% milk. Well even with all of these “setbacks “, it was perfect. Fluffy and moist. Really good spicy zing to it. It was a big hit. Looking for an excuse to make it again. Thanks!

    • I can only use gluten free flour, no rice flour. Will it work as well?

    • Your recipe is more than a pint jar holds and way less than a quart jar holds. What do you do with the excess?

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