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Homemade Cake Mix

Homemade Cake Mix Recipe! You only need 5-ingredients to make this Homemade Cake Mix that you probably already have in your pantry!
Prep Time7 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Kasey Schwartz


Dry Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • ½ cup milk or buttermilk
  • ½ cup oil vegetable or canola
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract


To Make Cake Mix

  • In a medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients
  • Store in jar with lid or airtight container

To Make a 13x9 Cake or 24 Cupcakes

  • Combine cake mix and wet ingredients until well combined
  • Pour batter into greased 13x9 pan or divide into cupcake liners
  • Bake cake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  • Bake cupcakes at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  • Cool completely and frost as desired
  • You can't go wrong with a delicious buttercream frosting - here's my favorite buttercream frosting recipe


Following these simple tips will give your cake mix the best flavor and longest shelf life:
  • Use the freshest ingredients: Did you know that baking powder and baking soda can lose its effectiveness?  It can! Be sure to make your cake mixes with newer ingredients for the best results!
  • Sifting dry ingredients together is always a great idea with homemade cake. Nobody likes a lumpy cake.
  • Store your cake mix in an airtight container, jar, or ziploc bag.
  • When making your cake, be sure to use room temperature wet ingredients.