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Lemon Cake Mix

Homemade Lemon Cake Mix

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This Homemade Lemon Cake Mix can be thrown together in no time! Use the mix right away or make it in advance and simply store it in your refrigerator until you’re ready to bake a 2-layer cake or 24 cupcakes.
Course Homemade Ingredients & Condiments, Kitchen Basics
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, cake from scratch, cake mix, cake mix from scratch, cupcakes, homemade cake mix, lemon, lemon cake, lemon cake mix
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 recipe
Calories 2869
Author Laurie McNamara


  • cups granulated sugar
  • 2 medium lemons zested
  • cup cake flour see notes
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt sea or Himalayan
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened


  • Combine sugar and lemon zest in a bowl. Use your fingers to massage the sugar and zest together until it resembles coarse wet sand.
  • In a large mixing bowl, measure and add flour, lemon sugar, baking powder and salt. Whisk to combine.
  • Use a pastry cutter (or a couple of knives or a fork will do) and cut the butter into the flour. Keep going until the butter is no longer detectable in the dry ingredients and it’s a super fine crumb.
  • Store this cake mix in a air-tight container and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • If refrigerated, remove and let come up to room temperature for about 30 mintues before using.


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.
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Serving: 1g | Calories: 2869kcal | Carbohydrates: 573g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 4042mg | Potassium: 665mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 306g | Vitamin A: 1454IU | Vitamin C: 114mg | Calcium: 1066mg | Iron: 6mg