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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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… Read more »

What an awesome idea.Thanks


to make white omit the cocoa?


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