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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.
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?
1 quart sized Mason jar
Funnel for pouring in dry ingredients
Long handled spoon
Embellishments for decorating jar
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2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
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.
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.