With just a few simple ingredients you can have your own homemade, from scratch Copycat Boxed Yellow Cake Mix ready whenever you are in your pantry!
Happy November, friends! Can you believe we only have 2 months until 2020?! I’ve decided the theme of this new decade for me is going to be Get It Done. All those house projects we’ve talked about for years? Get It Done; starting with solar panels that’ll be installed in February! My loonnngg list of things for this lil’ website? Get It Done, and no need to wait until January. This Copycat Boxed Yellow Cake Mix has been on my to-do list for a really long time and it’s finally here!
And honestly, I’m a little embarrassed it’s taken so long because it is so easy. Easy like I’m pretty sure you have all of the ingredients you need already in your pantry. Sugar? Yup. Baking powder? Uh huh. Flour? You betcha. Salt? Duh.
Add them all in a mason jar and you’re done. You don’t even need to mix them. Just toss one in on top of the other. Does it get any easier? Lemme just go ahead and answer that for you. No.
By now, in the thick of two small kids, two full time jobs, with one dog the size of two, quick, easy, but ultimately as from scratch as possible is the name of our game around here. That’s why this Copycat Boxed Yellow Cake Mix is joining (and possibly topping the list) of our other copycat mixes!
Ditch more boxes with:
- Homemade Pancake Mix From Scratch
- Copycat Boxed Brownie Mix
- Copycat Boxed Stuffing Mix From Scratch
- Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix
Ditch some cans while you’re at it with:
- Cream of Mushroom Soup From Scratch
- Homemade Condense Cream of Chicken Soup
- Condensed Cream of Celery Soup From Scratch
- Vegetable Stock From Scratch
- Chicken Stock From Scratch
- Beef Stock From Scratch
And what kind of cake does it make, you ask? Delicious, fluffy, moist cake that can be made by a self proclaimed slightly below average cake baker. How many cakes are on this blog? None, just a couple of cupcakes, and even those I probably had help from my baker husband. Cakes are just not my thing. I love cookies, but cake? So intimidated by them. So if I’ve made it and it’s come out tasty, then you know it’s an easy recipe. And this Copycat Boxed White Cake Mix is one of those recipes, thanks to I Am Baker!
Honestly, I think one of the reasons why it took me so long to make this is the fear of then having to bake said cake. But it was as easy as, wait for it, opening a box and mixing ingredients into a bowl. Whoa. Did I just go meta on you guys?
Seriously though guys, this is one of my favorites to date. Talk about a great holiday gift. Or how cool would it be to bring cake or cupcakes to a party and when someone compliments you on how delicious it is you just humbly say, “Oh it’s just from a mix… I made from scratch.” Boom.
Copycat Boxed Yellow Cake Mix
- 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour* see note
- 1 1/4 cup cane sugar
- 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
To Make Cake
- 1 1/4 cup 2% milk
- 1/8 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- Add each ingredient to a mason jar or other airtight container. Store in a cool dry place until ready to use!
To bake cake or cupcakes
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add softened butter into the bowl of a stand mixer and mix for a couple of minutes on medium.
- Add dry Mix to butter and mix for another minute.
- Add remaining ingredients: milk, eggs, vanilla, and oil and mix for another minute or two on medium high until a batter forms.
- Separate batter evenly into two round 9 inch pans, or one 9 x 13 pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. If making cupcakes, bake for 15-20 minutes. Let cool completely and then frost and enjoy!