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This Homemade Cake Mix has no artificial ingredients and is the perfect mix to have to hand - make it into layer cakes or cupcakes with just a few extra ingredients!

Homemade Cake Mix

This Homemade Cake Mix has no artificial ingredients and is the perfect mix to have to hand - make it into layer cakes or cupcakes with just a few extra ingredients!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24

Ingredients

  • For the cake mix:
  • 3 cups (420g) plain/all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups (300g) white/caster sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • To make into cakes/cupcakes:
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable/sunflower oil
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) milk
  • 1-2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Frosting/sprinkles/jam for topping and filling

Instructions

  1. To make the cake mix: place flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a large bowl and whisk to combine. Store in an airtight container, at room temperature for 2 months.

  2. To make 24 cupcakes/two 8 inch cakes: Place the dry cake mix into a large bowl and add the eggs, oil and vanilla extract. Whisk until the mixture starts to come together and then add in the milk. 

  3. Continue to whisk until the mixture is well combined and smooth.

  4. For cupcakes: divide between 24 cupcake liners; placing 2tbsp of mixture into each liner and bake in the oven at 180C/350F for 18-22 minutes until risen, lightly golden and an inserted skewer into the centre comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool as soon as possible. Once cool, frost with desired icing and add sprinkles if desired.

  5. For 8 inch cakes: Grease two 8 inch pans and line the base of the pans with grease proof paper. Divide the cake batter evenly between each cake pan and bake at 180C/350F for 23-27 minutes, until risen, lightly golden and an inserted skewer into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool completely before filling with jam/buttercream and frosting the outside of the cake.

Recipe Notes

*For Chocolate Cake Mix, see THIS recipe.