Homemade Spice Cake Mix

Lynn demonstrates how to make your own Homemade Spice Cake Mix.  You can use this like you use a boxed cake mix from the grocery store.  Adapted from iambaker.net.  

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1-1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice

Wet Ingredients:

  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup softened butter

Place all dry ingredients in a bowl and sift to combine.  Make sure to get rid of all lumps.  Pour all dry ingredients into a Mason jar or air-tight container.  Store in pantry until ready to make cake.

When ready to make a cake or cupcakes:

Preheat oven to 350°.  Grease and flour 2-8” round cake pans and set aside.

In a medium bowl, add the eggs, milk and vanilla and beat together with a whisk.  Set aside.

Using  a stand mixer or a hand mixer, cream butter until light and fluffy.

With the mixture on low, start by alternating the dry mixture and the egg mixture.

Pour 1/3 of the dry mixture into the creamed butter, then add ½ of the egg mixture.  Continue, alternating until all ingredients are used.  Mix by hand to incorporate any ingredients that may not have been mixed in.

Divide mixture between the 2 prepared pans and bake for about 18 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.  

If using a 9x13” pan, bake about 30 minutes.

For cupcakes, bake about 15 minutes.  This batter will make 14-16 cupcakes.


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