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Easy Homemade White Cake Mix

Make this homemade white cake mix and be ready to whip up an easy cake from scratch at a moments notice.

This white cake mix recipe uses basic pantry ingredients and combines easily later with other simple ingredients for a delicious dessert.

Keep the mix in your own pantry for easy baking or make batches to give away as easy gifts in a jar.

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Quick & Easy

Having homemade mixes in the pantry means making quick desserts for weeknight meals, potlucks, or bake sales without a bunch of planning or forethought.

Making your own cake mix is not only easy but also frugal and full of ingredients you can likely pronounce and feel good about serving unlike perhaps a store-bought mix.

Baking the cake from a homemade cake mix is super easy too – because there’s no need to soften butter and it all comes together quickly without even the need for an electric mixer.

Doing this yourself gives you all the flavor of baking from scratch alongside the easy of using store bought box mixes – that aren’t always as tasty.

Mixing Up a Batch

You can, obviously, mix up a batch and bake it up right away. However, if you’re going to make on batch of the mix, make two. It won’t really take any more time and you’ll have some on hand for later.

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Simply do it assembly line style. Place two large bowls on the counter and put the ingredients in each. Whisk up and then store one, bake with one.

Make more than two and have extras to give away as gifts.

A Truly White Cake

The best white cake recipe always uses only egg whites in the batter. Any hint of egg yolks can color the batter, a yellow cake isn’t a bad thing but it isn’t a true white cake.

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​Even vanilla extract in its usually brown tone can color the batter some. It could be skipped if desired.

Add a clear extract like coconut or almond instead to keep it extremely white.

Substituting Whole Egg

This is a great recipe for using up the whites after say making a bunch of lemon curd or using the yolks for brushing on bread.

However, it can sometimes feel wasteful to only use the whites, if you don’t have a plan to use the leftover yolks for something else rather quickly.

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​So, if it does feel wasteful or if separating eggs feels like too much work on any given day, use 2 whole eggs instead of 3 egg whites.

The finished dessert will be different but it will still result in a delicious cake you can feel great about serving.

Cake Shape / Style

The recipe below was tested as a single layer in a rectangular cake pan. Obviously, cake batter can easily be baked into a number of different shapes.

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You could easily turn it into a layer cake by splitting the batter into 2 round cake pans. This is perfect for frosting and serving on a special occasion like birthdays.

​Make cupcakes by splitting the batter into paper lined muffin pans. Pour the batter into a bundt pan for an instantly gorgeous cake.

​Watch the baking time for each shape as they made need ore or less.

​Options for Customizing

The cake batter can be customized in a number of different ways.

Feel free to stir in up to a cup of add-ins like chocolate chips, shredded coconut, chopped nuts, or dried fruits.

Top the baked and cooled cake with your favorite frosting. Serve with ice cream and your preferred beverage.

How to Give

The best part of this homemade mix recipe is that makes an easy gift for anyone with anyone with a sweet tooth.

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Tuck the dry cake mix into pretty jars with a label including instructions to bake and include it in a gift basket with some tea or coffee. It’s a great gift for most any occasion.

To mail the cake mix, place the dry mix into plastic bags and write the baking instructions on the bag. Skipping the jar makes the box lighter and avoids any worries about breakage in the shipping process.

Give someone a basket with a jar of chocolate cake mix and your own homemade white cake mix for a baking treat most anyone will enjoy.

How to Store

This DIY cake mix fits easily in a standard quart canning jar for easy storage in your pantry.

As long as the mix does indeed stay dry it should keep for at least a year at room temperature.

Store the baked caked as you would any other cake – keep in an airtight container at room temperature or refrigerate depending on your frosting choice.

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Yield: 15 Servings / 1 Cake

White Cake Mix Recipe

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Skip the boxed cake mix and whip up your own homemade white cake mix with this easy recipe that results in an delicious dessert!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


For The Cake Mix

  • 2 1/2 Cups Unbleached, All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cups Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt, Optional

For the Cake Batter

  • The Above Cake Mix
  • 1 1/2 Cups Milk
  • 3 Egg Whites
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, Melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract, Optional


To Make the Mix

  1. Combine everything in a large mixing bowl. Whisk well until everything is combined.
  2. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

To Bake a Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease a 9X13" pan and set aside.
  3. Dump the full recipe of the cake mix into a large bowl. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg whites, milk, and melted butter until well combined.
  5. ​Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until completely combined.
  6. Spread the cake batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until edges are just a bit golden and an inserted tester comes out clean.
  8. Cool completely on wire rack before frosting as desired. 

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Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 545mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 1gSugar: 30gProtein: 5g

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