DIY: Homemade Yellow Cake Batter Mix

DIY: Homemade Yellow Cake Batter Mix

Yield: 5 cups cake mix

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


2 cups granulated sugar
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1½ cups cake flour
½ cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, cut in ½-inch cubes and cold
1 tablespoon vanilla extract


1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the sugar, both flours, milk powder, baking powder and salt. Process for 15 seconds. Add the pieces of butter and lightly toss with a fork so they are coated with the flour mixture. Sprinkle the vanilla over the top. Pulse until the mixture is fine and crumbly, about 10 one-second pulses. Use immediately or store in an airtight bag or container in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Note: For instructions on how to make an actual cake with this mix, please visit Mel's Kitchen Cafe.

(Recipe adapted from Cook's Country; originally seen on Pennies on a Platter)