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The perfect homemade Chocolate Cake Mix to keep in your pantry and have ready to make cupcakes, cakes and anything else you can think of!

Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix

The perfect homemade Chocolate Cake Mix to keep in your pantry and have ready to make cupcakes, cakes and anything else you can think of!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 24
Author Annie N

Ingredients

  • For the cake mix:
  • 2 3/4 cups (385g) plain/all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (50g) cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 1/2 cups (300g) white/caster sugar* SEE NOTE
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • To make into cupcakes/cakes:
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) milk
  • Frosting, jam, sprinkles for filling/topping

Instructions

  1. To make the cake mix: Place the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder an salt into a large bowl and whisk until well combined. Store in an airtight container, at room temperature for 2 months.

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

  3. 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 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.

  4. 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 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

*I have made this recipe with all white sugar and also a mixture of light brown and white; both work, although I prefer the slight caramel flavour from the brown sugar so you can either make the mix up with 1 1/2 cups white sugar or 1 cup white and 1/2 cup light brown sugar.

For standard cake mix see THIS recipe.