Boxed Cake Mix? No Way! How to Make an Easy DIY Yellow Cake Mix! by Chef Gigi Gaggero

Boxed Cake Mix? No Way! How to Make an Easy DIY Yellow Cake Mix!

My easy homemade yellow cake mix doesn't contain shelf stabilizers. Perfection!

You'll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups organic flour
  • 1 cup organic cane sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Combine all ingredients. It makes 2 1/2 cups of cake mix that will yield one 13x9-inch cake. Store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one month.

Here’s how to make the cake:

  1. In a medium-sized bowl combine the cake mix and 3 organic eggs, 1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla extract, 1/3 cup healthy oil and 1 cup filtered water. Using an electric mixer beat about 2 minutes on medium speed. Pour batter into a greased and lightly floured cake pan. 
  2. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for 25-30 minutes, or until center springs back to the touch. Cool. 
  3. Frost! (Get my chocolate ganache recipe here!)
Christine Jones
We bake like most families do arts & crafts Chef Gigi Gaggero! I'm so adding this to the rotation. Usually it's boxed cake mix so I'm thrilled to be able to have a healthier alternative!
Meredith Schneider
Mmmmm! I want this cake right now! ;)
Kaila Weingarten
Love this, can't wait to try.

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