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DIY Sweets Mixes June 19, 2012

Filed under: baked goods,dessert,mixes — meier1014 @ 12:03 pm

I am very much against prepackged baking mixes. They are filled with all sorts of chemicals, they’re over priced, and frankly I can just as easily make somethng from scratch that will taste way better. But, while feeding my pinterest addiction I noticed just how many recipes call for cake mix, or cookie dough mix, and they want it in the powdered form, not in batter form. So for the longest time I haven’t been able to make all these recipes that I wanted to make. Until I had an epiphany today. Why not MAKE the mixes myself? Genius, right? So I went back to pinterest and found a couple recipes for yellow cake mix and sugar cookie mix, compared them to the recipes I have for yellow cake and sugar cookies. The mix recipes I came up with are pretty simple, and I bet you have all the ingredients on hand.


Yellow Cake Mix


2c flour

1.5c sugar

1tbl baking powder

1 (3.4oz) box of pudding mix (I used vanilla, but you can use any flavor you want. Pistachio sounds amazing…)


Combine ingredients (I used my food preocessor to make sure it was well combined and the ingredients were more uniform) and store in an air tight container. This recipe is equal to one starndard box of cake mix.

To make this as a cake:

1 recipe yellow cake mix

3/4c milk

1tsp vanilla

1/2c butter, softened

3 egg


-Combine ingredients and mix with an electric mixer for 2 minutes.

-Grease and flour your baking dish

-Bake at 350F

8-9″rounds: 20-25 mins

13×9: 35-40 mins

Cupcakes:12-15 mins

Bundt: 45-50 mins


Sugar Cookie Dough Mix


1 1/2c Flour

3/4c sugar

1/2tsp baking powder

1/2tsp baking soda

1/2tsp salt

Combine and store in an airtight container

To make cookies:

1 recipe cookie mix

1/2c butter, softened

1 egg

1/2tsp vanilla


-Combine ingredients

-Bake at 350F for approx 9-11 minutes