DIY vegan cake mix

Whether you’re making a gift for a vegan friend or just strapped for cash and looking for something everyone will like these simple cake mixes look cute all dolled up with ribbons under the tree. 

Add a tag or sticker with the final mix ins and cooking instructions and give the greatest gift of all – cake! Like a boxed mix, these recipes make enough batter for a 13” x 9” cake. See bake times for different sized cakes below.

Chocolate Cake Mix

“Vinegar cake” was the first vegan recipe I learned when I was in high school. It’s still a classic, and can be dressed up with all kinds of fancy fillings and toppings. 

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Sift ingredients together into a large glass jar, store in a cool, dry place for up to six months.

To use, stir in:

  • 2 cups cold water
  • ¾ cup oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Pour into prepared pan and bake at 350°.

2 8-inch cakes – 33-36 mins

2 9-inch cakes – 28-31 mins

13 x 9 inch cake – 32-35 mins

Bundt cake – 38-43 mins

24 cupcakes – 18-21 mins

Vegan Cake Mix

By BakeandDestroy Published: December 4, 2018

    VANILLA CAKE MIX Consider this cake mix a canvas - dress it up with add-ins like sprinkles, spices or food coloring, or bake it in canoe pans for a homemade version of everyone's favorite cream-filled snack cake. Cake flour and the 5 minute rest before scooping the batter are the two keys to this recipe!



    1. Sift ingredients together into a glass jar and store in a cool, dry place for up to six months.
    2. To use, stir in: 1 & ¼ cup soy milk ⅔ cup oil 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
    3. Allow the batter to rest for 5 minutes before pouring into prepared pan and baking at 350°. See above for bake times.

      WordPress Recipe Plugin by ReciPress