DIY Cake Mix Recipe

02/20/2013 7:00 am · 3 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

 

Last week, I was trying to make a cake last week  and I realized I was out of cake mix. I know how to make cake from scratch…it’s just that I really, really like those little boxes that take two minutes, two ingredients, done. So…I thought…I could totally make those on my own!

Here’s the recipe I used, but I am certain you could use almost any cake recipe you love!

Chocolate Cake Mix

3 cups of flour,
2 cups of sugar
8 tablespoons of cocoa
2 teaspoons of baking soda
2 teaspoons of salt
Mix and add to a plastic bag. I made up several bags so I would have them next time I was in a cake making mood.

Label the outside with the wet ingredients needed

2 cups of cold water
2 teaspoons of vanilla
2 tablespoons of vinegar
3/4 cup of oil

Bake for 25-30 min. at 375 degrees

Thanks to  A  Lighter Journey for passing along this recipe for a DIY cake mix.  Super easy and a time saver when made ahead of time!

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Emily May 13, 2013 at 11:28 am

This recipe is a blue ribbon winner hands down! I have made several recipes ending with taste blah moisture dry after two days or just down right gross. This one is Amazing!!! I will be making this cake from now on;)! Thank you;)! Frosting recipe I used went great with this and it’s easy: 2 sticks of butter, 3 1/4 cup of powdered sugar, 1/2 cup of cocoa, 1/2 tsp. 2 tsp of vanilla extract or almond(I used one of each the almond and vanilla) 4 tbs. of milk if needed. Directions: shift the sugar,cocoa, and salt atleast two or three times while shifting have your butter at room temp. In mixer on medium until creamed really well. Add sugar mixture to the creamed butter (cover with a dish towel(very dusty) mix on slow then medium speed. It will look like crumbly dirt but keep mixing it will cream nicely. If too dry add milk by the tbs slowly mix with each addition. Don’t add too much it will thin the icing. Before adding milk add the vanilla extract or almond extract or both(2tsp) this may thin it just enough omitting the milk addition. Use a spatula to scrap sides of mixer then mix again to get all dry ingredients to mix well. Put into storage container(I used a clean yogurt container) and refrigerate use once chilled or store up to two weeks on refrigerator. This was a nice addition to you wonderful cake mix.

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kmayster February 21, 2013 at 9:13 am

What an awesome idea.Thanks

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kimzor7 February 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm

to make white omit the cocoa?

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