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Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix!

Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix

Life is all about transitions, right? We grow and learn and make better choices when we know better. At least, that’s the hope.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
cooling 5 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Amanda Rettke


Dry Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 c 220g all-purpose flour
  • 2 c 400g sugar
  • 3/4 c 90g cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. 7g baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. 7g baking soda
  • 1 tsp. 5g salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 c 227mL whole milk, room temperature
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 c 119mL vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp. 30mL McCormick® vanilla
  • 1 c 227mL coffee, warm


  1. Whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 3 months until ready to use.

  2. When ready to bake:
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare two 8-inch round cake pans.
  4. Whisk milk, oil, eggs, coffee and vanilla in a large bowl until well mixed and slightly frothy.
  5. Add the dry mix and whisk until just barely combined and smooth, about 50 strokes. (do not over mix)
  6. Divide between the prepared cake pans.
  7. Bake until set and slightly puffed and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.
  8. Let cool in the pans 5 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack right-side up to cool completely.