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How to Make a Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix in Minutes

To make this cake mix gluten-free substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free all-purpose flour mix.
Easy Homemade Cake Mix with Dairy Free and Gluten Free Options   Need a cake mix but don’t like all the added ingredients in them? Try this simple recipe for homemade chocolate cake mix. In a few minutes, you can make a few cake mixes for less money than the store bought versions. Grab the free printable labels to add to your cake mixes.

Inside: Grab the recipe to make your own homemade chocolate cake mix and skip the box mixes with all the other added ingredients for a little over $1 a cake.

Baking for your family is one way you can save money. A homemade cake is so much less expensive than a bakery purchased one.

You can make baking a cake at home as easy as making a box cake with this homemade chocolate cake mix recipe.

Easy Homemade Cake Mix with Dairy Free and Gluten Free Options   Need a cake mix but don’t like all the added ingredients in them? Try this simple recipe for homemade chocolate cake mix. In a few minutes, you can make a few cake mixes for less money than the store bought versions. Grab the free printable labels to add to your cake mixes.

We all know boxed cake mix is super easy to make. Drop the mix into a bowl add a few ingredients and bake. So simple and easy. But what if you could make a chocolate cake from scratch just as easy?

If you make a few of these chocolate cake mixes for the pantry ahead of time it can be as easy to make a chocolate cake from scratch as it is to make a boxed cake mix. Plus, you don’t need to worry about any added ingredients you don’t want.

To make a homemade cake mix at home only a few ingredients are needed. Ingredients I’m sure you already have in your cupboard right now.

Plus the homemade version is only about $1 per cake mix. A little less than the store-bought version on sale and a lot less if they are not on sale.

Ingredients and Cost of a Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix

Easy Homemade Cake Mix with Dairy Free and Gluten Free Options   Need a cake mix but don’t like all the added ingredients in them? Try this simple recipe for homemade chocolate cake mix. In a few minutes, you can make a few cake mixes for less money than the store bought versions. Grab the free printable labels to add to your cake mixes.
  • Flour $.25
  • Cocoa Powder $.50
  • Baking Soda $.02
  • Salt $.001
  • Sugar $.39

The total cost of this mix is only $1.16. The price of cake mixes in my area are $2 or more a box. Sometimes I can find them on sale for $1.

It’s not huge savings but if you already have the basic ingredients in your pantry, you can easily make a cake mix anytime you need one. Instead of dragging the kids out to the store for one item.

I made a quick under 1-minute video for this recipe to show how quick and easy it is to make.

If you or someone in your family needs to eat dairy free, this cake mix recipe will work perfectly since this is a dairy free cake mix.

Many of the boxed cake mixes contain dairy products in them, making them off limits for those of us who have to eat dairy free.

Plus if you want to make this recipe gluten-free, all you need to do is replace the flour in the recipe with gluten-free all purpose flour mix.

Easy Homemade Cake Mix with Dairy Free and Gluten Free Options   Need a cake mix but don’t like all the added ingredients in them? Try this simple recipe for homemade chocolate cake mix. In a few minutes, you can make a few cake mixes for less money than the store bought versions. Grab the free printable labels to add to your cake mixes.
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How to Make a Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix in Minutes

To make this cake mix gluten-free substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free all-purpose flour mix.
Servings 1 Cake Mix
Author Shelly

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 3/4 cup Sugar

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients into a bowl and whisk until mixed well.
  • Place into a quart size storage or freezer zipper bag.
  • Print a label and tape to the front of the bag.
  • Store in the pantry up to 6 months.

Free Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix Printable Tags

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Easy Homemade Cake Mix with Dairy Free and Gluten Free Options   Need a cake mix but don’t like all the added ingredients in them? Try this simple recipe for homemade chocolate cake mix. In a few minutes, you can make a few cake mixes for less money than the store bought versions. Grab the free printable labels to add to your cake mixes.

Each page has 4 tags, making it easy to print off enough labels for 4 cake mixes on one sheet of paper.

Quadruple the ingredients in the recipe and prepare the mixes. Divide into 4 quart sized zipper bags, adding about 4 1/3 cup of mix into each one. And you have 4 cake mixes prepared for the pantry in minutes.

The instruction for making a cake with the homemade chocolate cake mix are on the printable labels. You don’t need to search for the recipe which makes it as easy as a boxed mix to prepare.

Easy Homemade Cake Mix with Dairy Free and Gluten Free Options   Need a cake mix but don’t like all the added ingredients in them? Try this simple recipe for homemade chocolate cake mix. In a few minutes, you can make a few cake mixes for less money than the store bought versions. Grab the free printable labels to add to your cake mixes.

Making a chocolate cake from scratch can be as easy as taking a homemade mix out of your pantry and preparing it like a box mix without all those added ingredients you don’t want.

Make a few and print off the labels so you’ll be ready when you need make a cake for a special occasion or for an everyday dessert.

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10 thoughts on “How to Make a Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix in Minutes”

  1. What a great thing to have on hand in the pantry! There have been many times when we have wanted a cake for dessert, but didn’t have a mix on hand and I didn’t have a lot of time to try to make one from scratch. This is the perfect solution…and probably the healthier one too, being that you don’t have any preservatives or weird additives in a homemade mix.

    1. My kids love having them in the pantry. I put the instructions on the bag with the tag and they can make a cake themselves. They are really convenient to have. I also have a snack cake mix I need to share too.

    1. Traci, Sorry for the confusion. I didn’t list the items you add to the cake mix in the recipe because I had the printable tags for people to download and use. But now I see I should have added them to the original recipe. Sorry about that. To make the cake mix you’d add, 1/2 cup of Oil, 3 Eggs, 1 1/3 cup Water, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

      1. On the printable recipe, you have written 1 1/3 cup water, but in the comment above, you wrote 1/3 cup water. That’s a big difference in the result of the cake; would you please clarify? Thank you

  2. Will this work as a substitute for a recipe that calls for a chocolate cake mix in it? I don’t want to use store-bought, as I want to be sure what’s in it. Thank you.

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