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DIY Homemade Devil’s Food Cake Mix

Raise you’re hand if you’d rather receive a handmade gift than a store-bought one. I’m counting on at least some of you raising your hand, or I’m going to look silly.

What do I know about silly? I’m posing a trivial question to people I’ve never met before who I think exist whilst holding my hand in the air. I think we’ll move on! Handmade gifts are so much more personal and special than store-bought ones. They take time, effort and thought – not just a credit card.

If you’ve got a foodie in your life  – or you know someone who owes you a cake – this makes the perfect gift. Pour it into a pretty bag, box or jar and decorate with ribbon, sequins and glitter for a cute homemade present. If you’re super-crafty, you could even make a little gift tag to go with it – everyone loves cute gift tags. Don’t forget to include the recipe with the gift! You can print my recipe off below, or hand-write you own one – moms love that kind of stuff.

DIY Homemade Devil’s Food Cake Mix

Yield: 16 slices


    For the dry cake mix
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 2 1/2 cups vanilla sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • To make the cake
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup melted butter in 1 cup boiling water or coffee
  • 1 cup sour cream


    To make the dry mix
  1. Mix all the dry cake mix ingredients together and store in a cool, dry place.
  2. To make the cake
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F and empty the contents of the cake mix into a bowl with the eggs, butter, water/coffee and sour cream.
  4. Beat well and pour into a greased 13x9" baking pan.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


Recipe from Restless Chipotle


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15 thoughts on “DIY Homemade Devil’s Food Cake Mix

    1. Thanks, Jocelyn! You should be able to buy it in the store, but if not you could always make your own (it’s really not much hassle!).
      The below link takes you to a blog that explains how you can make your own really easily: http://smells-like-home.com/2011/11/diy-vanilla-sugar/
      Or – you could always use regular sugar instead of vanilla sugar and include 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract when you mix in the wet ingredients.
      I hope this helps :)

  1. Hi Nicky,
    This is a great recipe. I use devil’s food cake all of the time. This is way better then buying it. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    This weeks party starts at midnight tonight. I can’t wait to see what you have been up to.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    Joye and Myrna @ The Busy Bee’s

  2. Hi, how do I adjust this recipe to use in a bundt versus a 13×9 pan? It would be nice to know cup for cup how much mix will make what pan size. I guessed based on consistency…crossing my fingers.


    1. I’d love to help you but without knowing the size of your bunt pan, I can’t!
      I hope it worked out for you :)

  3. Would you say the amount of mix this makes is comparable to what comes in a standard box cake mix?

    Thank you!

  4. Yes, this recipe will give you pretty much the same amount of dry mix that you’d get in a box mix. Thanks for stopping by! :)

  5. I always get so annoyed when a recipe calls for box cake mix instead of listing the dry ingredients. I’d always much rather make my cakes from scratch. This will make things so much easier! Thanks for the post!

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