Cakes, Homemade Ingredients

Homemade Cake Mix

4.5 from 58 votes
Never buy box cake mix again when you make my Homemade Dry Cake Mix and just add a few wet ingredients to create one of the best cakes you'll ever enjoy!
Homemade Dry Cake Mix - Better than store bought, this dry cake mix makes a delicious soft and fluffy cake.
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Hi Bold Bakers!

Box cakes are so simple to use because all you do is combine the pack of dry cake mix with some wet ingredients. What could be easier? I’ll tell you what, my Homemade Cake Mix! And just like box cake you just need to add liquid. It’s time to start thinking outside of the box cake and start to look at what is actually in the cakes that you are eating.

How to Make Homemade Cake Mix

In the pretty box of cake mix there is everything but the kitchen sink. You probably don’t know or can’t pronounce half of the stuff that goes in there. However there’s a new kid in town, my Homemade Cake Mix. Made with pronounceable ingredients like flour and salt it is better for you than store bought and the final results are second to none. You’ll just combine flour, both white and brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

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Mix my Dry Cake Mix with some simple ingredients like eggs, oil and buttermilk to yield you a beautifully soft and fluffy cake. This eliminates the need to ever use store-bought boxed cake again. And it lasts for 2 months in the cupboard until you need to whip up a cake in a snap.

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Homemade Cake Mix

4.5 from 58 votes
Never buy box cake mix again when you make my Homemade Cake Mix and just add a few wet ingredients to create one of the best cakes you'll ever enjoy!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 10 servings
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Never buy box cake mix again when you make my Homemade Cake Mix and just add a few wet ingredients to create one of the best cakes you'll ever enjoy!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 ⅓ cups (1lb 1oz/500g) all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups (12oz/355g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (3 oz/90g) light brown sugar
  • To make a cake add:
  • 1 cup (8oz/240g) flavorless oil
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 2 cups (16oz/500g) Buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract , optional

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix together flour, both sugars, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Place into a sealable bag and store for up to 2 months.
  • To make a cake: Preheat oven to 350F (180oC). Grease and line a 2x 9-inch cake tins or 3 6-inch cake tins.
  • Into the dry cake mix, whisk in the eggs, oil and buttermilk until combined. Add in vanilla extract if desired.
  • Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix to form a smooth batter.
  • Pour batter into prepared cake tins. Bake for 35-40 minute or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  • Store for up to 2 months or freeze for up to 4 months.

Looking for more cake recipes? try my Best Ever Chocolate Cake or my Vanilla Birthday Cake.

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Cora Pelletier
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Cora Pelletier
5 months ago

Hi Gemma: I would love to know if i can buy the boxes that you have made for this cake mix. Thank you and I love watching your videos and I love all the recipes I have tried so far.

Cora

molly36
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molly36
20 days ago

Hi Gemma could you please tell me the difference in baking powder bicarbonate & baking soda

Raju Kurhe
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Raju Kurhe
1 month ago

Instead of egg what can we add in this venilla cake mix homemade recipe?

Mary Lennox
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Mary Lennox
2 months ago

Gemma,
If my poppyseed cake calls for butter and sour cream, can I add it to this recipe? Would I still need the buttermilk? I used to use Duncan Hines Butter Recipe mix, but since they changed it, the taste is just not the same.

Hollie
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Hollie
3 months ago

Hi Gemma! Can I use melted butter and regular milk instead of buttermilk and oil?

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Clau Melissa Zamora
4 months ago

Hi Gemma, what should I do if I want to make a cake mix but for a diabetic person? Should I use the same amount of stevia?

Thanks fo the help

Maxine Lowe
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Maxine Lowe
5 months ago

I’ve only just found this recipe and can see would be handy to have it ready made in cupboard
Could you tell me can I prepare this in bulk it would be easier for bulk bake thank you xxx

Mary Kelly
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Mary Kelly
5 months ago

Can dry buttermilk solids and dry egg be added to the recipe instead of liquid buttermilk, and water be added at time of baking. I want to make mug cakes. Please let me know. Thank you.

Anisa Diyana
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Anisa Diyana
6 months ago

I really want the other cake mix such as Chocolate sponge cake mix or red velvet cake mix

Kaila
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Kaila
6 months ago

Love all your recipes. How many cupcakes would this make?

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