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    filed under: Cakes on February 27, 2014

    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 (and it must be GOOD) yellow cake recipe. This Yellow Cake Mix is the perfect way to get rid of box mixes or the perfect gift for a friend! This recipe also makes the perfect Birthday Cake!!!

    Yellow Cake Mix Recipe

    Yellow Cake Mix

    There are two reasons that I finally ended up in this yellow cake recipe:

    • It’s a one-bowl recipe.
    • It uses whole eggs, not 8 egg yolks.

    Oh, and one more… it’s the BEST! Tastes amazing.

    (If you want this recipe written out to try my Birthday Cake recipe, it is the same delicious yellow cake only written to be made immediately.)

    Yellow Cake Mix

    Homemade Cake Mix

    The recipe is written to be stored. You prepare the dry ingredients, label, and store it in your pantry. When you are ready to bake the yellow cake, you remove from your pantry and add the wet ingredients. It is a great option if you have a few extra minutes the week before a birthday or special occasion! Not only can making your own cake mixes save you time, but they taste amazing and are real, natural ingredients!

    If you want a yellow cake recipe check out this Birthday Cake version. Detailed tips and tricks on how to make this yellow cake from scratch when you do not need to make the yellow cake mix.

     

     

    Homemade Yellow Cake Mix

    I couldn’t help but pair this yellow cake with rich chocolate buttercream, as that is my favorite combination.

    If you would like the CUPCAKE version of the best yellow cake, try this recipe for the Perfect Yellow Cupcake.

    If you want to give 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 the cake is cooled call me and I will be right over.”

    4 from 1 vote
    Homemade Yellow Cake Mix!
    Yellow Cake
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    20 mins
    Total Time
    30 mins
     

    Our favorite yellow cake recipe!

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: yellow cake
    Servings: 8 servings
    Author: Amanda
    Ingredients
    • 2 1/4 cups (281g) all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 cups (350g) granulated sugar
    • 3 1/2 tsp. baking powder
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • 1 1/4 cup milk
    • 1/8 cup vegetable oil
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick or 113g) butter, softened
    • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
    • 3 large eggs
    Instructions
    Measure flour into quart size mason jar.
    1. Add sugar on top, then baking powder, then salt. Place lid on jar. (My ingredients JUST fit)
    When Ready to Prepare Cake Batter
    1. Place softened butter into stand mixer and mix on medium for 1-2 minutes.
    2. Place dry ingredients into stand mixer and combine with butter for 30 seconds.
    3. Add milk, oil, vanilla and eggs and mix on medium-high for one minute.
    4. 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.

    Recipe Video

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    Comments

    I like a marriange type frosting for a coconut that doesn’t weep are brake down. Can you help me with this?

    Nice to see looks yummy

    Hi,

    Would you be able to conversion for the ingredients weights. In the uk we don’t have sticks of butter. We also tend to measure out on scales than using cups.

    Kindest Regards
    Steph

    Thank you for this excellent recipe. I’m going to use this recipe for Pineapple Upside Down cake. Very moist cake.

    Like the mix pre-made into Mason jars,

    Hi there. For the yellow jar cake mix ‘ what size pans can be used for this?

    Ps. Your recipes are amazing..

    Can you make this recipe with Splena for diabetics?

    Hi Amanda. What ia a stick of butter referred to in your recipes. Thanks.
    Olga Maddox (Australia)

    Thanks for the recipe Amanda will surely try.

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