Yellow Cake Mix Recipe

  48 Servings


  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 3/4 cups All-Purpose Flour, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 3 tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup Nonfat Dry Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 sticks Unsalted Butter, cold and cut into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract


  1. Add all ingredients except for butter and vanilla to the bowl of a large food processor. Pulse for about 15 seconds, just to combine. Add the butter and vanilla and process until the mixture resembles a coarse meal – you want it to look much like a boxed mix would.
  2. Store the mixture in a zip-top bag in the freezer for up to two months

To Make the Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour the pan of your choice (see recipe yield).
  2. Use an electric mixer to beat together the prepared mix, 1 1/4 cups warm water and 2 large eggs until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour into the prepared pans and bake:
  • about 25 minutes for 9-inch layer cakes
  • 30-35 minutes for a 13x9-inch cake
  • 45 minutes for a bundt cake
  • 18-20 minutes for cupcakes.

A toothpick inserted into the center of the cake should come out clean when the cakes are done.



  • I recommend Nielsen Massey Vanilla Extract
  • To use the mix in a recipe calling for 1 18-ounce box of cake mix, use about half, or about 3 1/2 cups, of the prepared mix.

Source: Slightly adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe
Slightly adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe
Recipe Yields:
approximately (2) 18 ounce box mixes
Prep Time:
Total Time:
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Author: Stephie Predmore
Source: Slightly adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe
Recipe Yields: approximately (2) 18 ounce box mixes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cupcake or slice of cake
Servings Per Recipe 48

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 31
Calories 97

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g
  Saturated Fat 2g
Sodium 53mg
Total Carbohydrate 14g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 9g
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.