Homemade Cake Mix Recipe

By Melissa Norris | How to articles

Dec 04

Would you believe that making a homemade cake mix is faster and cheaper than running to the store to buy one in a box? It’s true.

Plus, this homemade cake mix recipe tastes better than the boxed counter part, doesn’t contain any questionable GMO ingredients, and it can be stored in one of my favorite items of all time, a Mason jar. How to make homemade cake mix recipes in a jar. Never buy a boxed cake mix again with this recipe and free printables and recipe cards!

This is my great-grandmother’s Chocolate Cake recipe and you know when a recipe has been passed down for that many year’s, it’s a keeper.  Ain’t no one passing down and  making a recipe for that many generations if it isn’t good, can I get an amen?

 

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Resources for making Homemade Cake Mix in a Jar

1 quart sized Mason jar

Funnel for pouring in dry ingredients

Long handled spoon

Embellishments for decorating jar

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How to make homemade cake mix recipes in a jar. Never buy a boxed cake mix again with this recipe and free printables and recipe cards!

How to Make Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix in a Jar

  1. Place your canning funnel on your Mason jar
  2. Pour in the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and powder
  3. Tap the top of the dry ingredients to help remove the air pockets and settle all of the ingredients into the jar.
  4. Place a metal canning lid (I wash and dry used canning lids for these dry goods projects) and band on.
  5. Pretty up the jar however you want, I especially like this red and white jute twine and silver jingle bells for the holidays.
  6. Attach the FREE printable tag with baking instructions.

Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix Dry Ingredients

2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1/2 cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

Baking Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Combine ingredients in jar with 3/4 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup cold water, 1/2 cup brewed coffee and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir until smooth and pour into greased and floured pans (two 8 inch cake pans, one 9×13 baking pan or cupcake tins).

Bake cake for 30 to 40 minutes or bake cupcakes for 16 minutes. Allow to cool before frosting.

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Homemade Cake Mix Recipe
 
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Serves: 8 to 12
Ingredients
  • Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix Dry Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
Instructions
  1. Baking Directions
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  3. Combine ingredients in jar with ¾ cup mayonnaise, ½ cup cold water, ½ cup brewed coffee and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir until smooth and pour into greased and floured pans (two 8 inch cake pans, one 9x13 baking pan or cupcake tins).
  4. Bake cake for 30 to 40 minutes or bake cupcakes for 16 minutes. Allow to cool before frosting
How to make homemade cake mix recipes in a jar. Never buy a boxed cake mix again with this recipe and free printables and recipe cards!

About the Author

Melissa K. Norris inspires people's faith and pioneer roots with her books, podcast, and blog. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she's not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen.

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