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Homemade cake mix recipe

These homemade cake mixes are great for time-poor bakers who just need to get that cake in the oven. Put the mix together and store in a resealable bag. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder

To make the cake:

  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 125g butter, softened
  • 3 eggs


To create the cake mixes for later use, just combine the flour, sugar and baking powder in a resealable bag and store for up to 3 months in the pantry.

To bake the cake:

Preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C fan-forced. Line 2 x 20cm cake tins with baking paper and set aside.

To make the cake mix, tip the bag of dry ingredients into a bowl, add milk, vanilla, butter and eggs and beat for 3 minutes. Pour into the cake tins.

Bake for 20 minutes or until centre of cakes bounce back after being touched lightly.


  • To make this a chocolate cake you can add ¼ cup of cocoa per mix. You can also add this to the bags in the beginning if you want chocolate cake mixes.
  • The reason these only keep for three months is that baking powder needs to be fresh to act correctly in the recipe.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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