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Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix

Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix

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Say goodbye to store bought boxes of cake mix and hello to your new BFF, HOMEMADE chocolate cake mix! Equivalent to 1 box of cake mix.
Course Desserts & Sweet Treats
Cuisine American
Keyword birthday cake, cake mix from scratch, chocolate, homemade cake mix
Prep Time 5 mins
Additional Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 1 recipe
Calories 2678
Author Laurie McNamara


  • cups cake flour see notes
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder like Hershey's
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt sea salt or Himalayan
  • 4 tablespoons softened unsalted butter


  • In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Whisk to combine.
  • Use a pastry cutter to blend in the butter.
  • Store in an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use.


Can you Substitute cake flour for all-purpose?
Yes! If using all-purpose flour instead of cake flour, you will only need only need 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour. However the cakes crumb/texture will be different.

Nutritional Value Is for the Entire Cake Mix.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 2678kcal | Carbohydrates: 532g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 4045mg | Potassium: 958mg | Fiber: 23g | Sugar: 301g | Vitamin A: 1405IU | Calcium: 1055mg | Iron: 10mg