Homemade Cake Mix – you will be surprised to see how easy it is to make a substitute for a boxed cake mix from scratch! You will also learn how to make Yellow, White, Chocolate, Spice, Orange and Lemon Cake using the mix.
Cake Mixes are pretty much standard on American market. In the rest of the world it is not so. Many people from all over the world are reading food blogs and find it difficult to follow recipes that use such products. That is why I’m posting a recipe for Homemade Cake Mix.
Also, some people decide not to use store-bought mixes because they contain “secret” ingredients which are not so healthy. To have more control over what you and your family are eating, it is best to make it yourself. Everyone can make a Cake Mix at home and save some money doing it, too. A large batch can be stored for up to a month in refrigerator and up to 3 months in the freezer.
- 10 cups all-purpose flour 1280 g
- 6 cups sugar 1206 g
- 1 1/3 tsp salt
- 5 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 cup butter 230 g, or vegetable shortening or margarine
To make cake mix from scratch, combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Put 2 cups of the flour mixture in a food processor together with shortening. Process until mixture is very fine.
Add remaining flour mixture and stir well. Divide into four equal portions (1 portion = about 4 cups). Store in covered jar in cool dry place. Store in the refrigerator for up to a month, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Each portion of homemade cake mix (about 4 cups) will make two 8" cakes or one 13×9" cake.
To make substitute for just one 1 boxed mix use:
2 1/2 cups (320 g) all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup (300 g) sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup (60 g) butter or vegetable shortening or margarine
1/3 tsp salt
TO MAKE A CAKE:
4 cups cake mix
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup (57 g) butter, softened
1 cup milk
optional: use 1 more egg yolk to make the cake extra moist; add some lemon juice or zest for flavor
- Place mix into a 2 quart (2 liters) bowl. Make a well in center of mix. Add eggs, vanilla, butter and milk to the mixture.
- Beat mixture 1 minute with electric mixer at low speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl to be sure all ingredients are mixed. Beat 2 minutes longer until batter is smooth and free of lumps.
- Pour into pans and bake in a 350 F (175 C) oven for 20 – 25 minutes. Cake is done when it springs back up when pressed lightly in center.
Instead of whole eggs use 4 medium egg whites.
Add to the mix for cake: 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon allspice, and 1/4 teaspoon cloves.
Add 1 teaspoon orange zest to mix and use 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract instead of vanilla.
Add 1 teaspoon lemon zest to mix and use 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract instead of vanilla.
Add 2 extra tablespoons of milk, 2 squares of melted chocolate and 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder and blend into mixture.
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i love your website and was excited to find a homemade cake mix recipe…but the recipe doesn’t tell me what to add to make the cake. can you help?
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Would love to know more thank you
You are great as usual! Great photos too, of course ! Thank you !
Thank you, dear!
I am so excited to have this recipe!! Oh Glory, now I can bake a cake any darn time I want. Thanks so much! Great pictures and instructions.
Thank you, Linda J! I’m glad I could help.