What to Cook for Dinner?
You get a call from a friend coming over to visit, what will you make for a snack? How about a homemade vanilla cake? It’s easy when you have this homemade vanilla cake mix waiting in the cupboard.
Making a cake can be super simple when you have a cake mix sitting in the cupboard. But if your family is like ours, you don’t want the added preservatives that come in a boxed cake mix.
This homemade vanilla cake mix makes the most moist and tasty cake ever. Plus, you can make it dairy free and gluten-free too.
That’s why making a cake from scratch can be so great. You can include only the ingredients you want, and nothing you don’t want. It’s perfect.
But if you are like me and short on time, having a ready to make homemade vanilla cake mix sitting in your cupboard is the perfect solution.
When you take a few minutes to throw together a homemade vanilla cake mix from scratch or two and store it in your cupboard, you’ll be ready to make a cake from scratch, any time.
You can even get your kids to help. You won’t have to worry about flour all over the counter or all over the floor either.
The kids will only have to dump the cake mix, add the wet ingredients, mix and pour into the pan. Just like a cake mix from the store and fewer chances of a flour fight breaking out to make a huge mess in your kitchen. Yes!
Making this homemade vanilla cake mix takes just about a minute and only 4 ingredients, you have sitting in the cupboard right now.
Here’s how easy it is to make a white cake mix from scratch in just about a minute….
How Much will a Homemade Vanilla Cake Mix Cost to Make
With only 4 ingredients this simple homemade cake mix is quick and easy to make and frugal too. If you need to eat dairy free or don’t like the added preservatives in boxed cake mixes and you love saving money, this cake mix is for you.
- Flour $.25
- Sugar $.40
- Baking Powder $.02
- Salt $.005
That brings the cost of this vanilla cake mix to just $.68. Not bad, for a homemade cake mix that makes a delicious moist cake. Most store bought cake mixes are at least a dollar on sale so you save money when you make them at home.
Homemade Vanilla Cake Mix
- 2 1/4 cups Flour
- 1 3/4 cups Sugar
- 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- Place all the ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix with a whisk to ensure the ingredients are mixed well.
- Place the cake mix into a quart storage zipper bag or a quart sized canning jar and seal.
- Print labels and place on a jar or bags with instructions for using the cake mix.
Print the White Cake Mix from Scratch Labels
If you are ready to make your own cake mixes from scratch grab the printable labels too. Print the recipe above but also grab the printable labels below.
The labels make it so easy to add the instructions for how to make the cake right to the storage container.
I store our homemade vanilla cake mix in a zipper quart sized bag. I tape the instructions to the front of the bag so I don’t have to hunt for them. Then the cake mix is ready for me to make a cake for a birthday or when company comes over.
I make two or three cake mixes at a time. I measure and mix the ingredients for the first batch of cake mix. Then I’ll make the next cake mix separately . Doing this assures each cake mix gets the right amount of sweetener and baking powder.
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How to Make this Homemade Vanilla Cake Mix Dairy or Gluten Free
If eating dairy free is a concern for your family like mine. Or if eating gluten-free is something you need to do, you can alter the recipe to meet those needs.
To make this simple cake mix recipe dairy free….
Mix the cake mix according to the directions but when making the cake substitute the milk with soy milk, almond milk or any other dairy free milk you like. The recipe uses oil so you don’t have to worry about any butter added.
To make this cake mix gluten-free….
Instead of using regular all purpose flour, use your favorite gluten-free flour mix in the recipe instead. Then follow the directions to finish making the mix. It’s that simple.
If you love homemade moist cake from scratch. I know you’ll love the convenience of having this homemade vanilla cake mix waiting for you in the cupboard the next time you need to bake a cake. It’s so simple to make and less messy if your kids want to help make cake too.
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