• homemade yellow cake mix

    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!

    Yellow Cake Mix Recipe

    Yellow Cake Mix

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

    #1 Its a one-bowl recipe.

    #2 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 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 a 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.”

    homemade yellow cake mix


        • 2 1/4 c all-purpose flour
        • 1 1/2 c granulated sugar
        • 3 1/2 tsp. baking powder
        • 1 tsp. salt
        • 1 1/4 c milk
        • 1/8 c 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)

        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.

        Check out some of my other HOMEMADE and FROM-SCRATCH dessert mixes!

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

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        Love your basic recipes…going to use these. What great idea for Christmas gifts. Many thanks!

        Would love to try this yellow cake mix but it seems a lot of milk for a cake,is measures correct please

        After making the cake mix, can I use it immediately or I should store it before using

        God bless to share.

        Made this tonight and family LOVED IT! No frosting tho as that is how we prefer cakes except for the occasional cream cheese frosting. This was sweet enough but not too sweet to enjoy without frosting.

        Cooked in a 9×13 pan and just check the middle with a toothpick till it was lightly moist when pulled out. So, don’t go by times as I go by feel, smell. toothpick test etc. Better way of cooking and baking vs time.

        Did not have enough AP flour so had to use 1 1/4 cup of bread flour to make it the full 2 1/4 cup. Light , fluffy, buttery with a hint of vanilla goodness.

        Been learning over the years how to make breads, cakes and any other baked goodies. Glad to say this recipe is a keeper!

        Can this be baked in two 8-inch round pans?

        Hi, Amanda😊. Can you use cake flour for the homemade yellow cake mix?

        Thank you

        We don’t see milk as an ingredient in the video?..

        I love your dessert recipes. Looking forward to making your home made cake mixes.

        My grandmother made a homemade icing chocolate that you could literally peel off from the cake, I know it had cocoa, powdered sugar and brewed coffee in it. Does this sound familiar to you?

        wow i always like your cakes god bless u

        Thank you so much for these recipes, now I can stop using box cake mix,I can make all my cake from scratch…again, thanks

        Absolutely great recipe. Must it be
        Dry ingredients inside a Mason jar?

        Please show how to make different icing for chocolate, white cake and yellow cake and etc. Thanks

        Just LOVE your posts. Have tried many and all of them were delicious and perfect. Thank you so much Amanda for sharing.

        What chocolate frosting recipe do you recommend for this yellow cake.

        Can we use it instead of a box mix in doctored up cake mix recipes.

        So excited to try your recipes. Thank you so much for sharing these with us all. God bless you.

        It came out great;Thank You for the recipe

        Love new ideas.

        I love it

        Don't Pass on Dessert!