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Homemade Yellow Cake Mix

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No more store bought cake mixes for you! Use this Homemade Yellow Cake Mix in any recipe calling for yellow cake mix! Yields 4½ cups cake mix (weighing 1lb 13 ounces) equivalent to 1 box
Course homemade ingredient
Cuisine American
Keyword baking substitute, cake mix from scratch, homemade cake mix, yellow cake mix
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 1 recipe
Calories 2806
Author Laurie McNamara


  • cups cake flour see notes
  • cups sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt sea salt or Himalayan
  • 4 tablespoons softened unsalted butter


  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add in the butter and use a pastry cutter to blend the butter into the dry ingredients.
  • Store in a container with a tight fitting lid in the fridge for a couple weeks or in the freezer for two to 4 months.
  • Use in replace of store-bought yellow cake mix.


Can you Substitute cake flour for all-purpose?
Yes! If using all-purpose flour instead of cake flour, you will only need 2½ cups all-purpose flour. However the cakes crumb/texture will be different.

Nutritional Value Is for the Entire Cake Mix.


Serving: 1recipe | Calories: 2806kcal | Carbohydrates: 553g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 4038mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 300g | Vitamin A: 1406IU | Calcium: 1010mg | Iron: 5mg