7 Homemade Cake Mixes That Make Perfect Last-Minute Gifts

Cake is always a good idea, however, making one from scratch is not always a task that you’re up for. Therefore you end up buying one from the store and are disappointed because nothing is ever as good as a fresh, homemade cake. Thankfully, we have a solution to your problem. Allow us to open your eyes and kitchen to homemade cake mixes.

Easy to assemble and incredibly convenient to have on hand, once you learn how to make them, you will never go back to store bought cake mix or cake. The best part is that they pack up so quaintly, they make the perfect gift.

1. Homemade Basic White Cake Mix

You can do anything when you have a good white cake mix on hand. That’s right anything. You can spice it, you can leave it plain. You can make it into a cake or you can use it for a crust.

No matter what you choose to do with it, embrace its versatility and let your imagination go wild. Get a recipe here.

2. Homemade Yellow Cake Mix

A step up from you basic white cake, yellow cake has a nice golden tone to it and a richer flavor. Pair it with a simple buttercream or soak it in cajeta for an irresistible tres leches cake.

Whatever you do, you’re going to fall in love and be glad that you have plenty of your own cake mix in your pantry. Get the recipe here.

3. Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix

There is never a reason to not have a chocolate cake. Most of the time you don’t even need a reason. You know how those chocolate cravings are – you never know when they are going to strike.

Therefore, always be prepared and have a devilishly good chocolate cake mix in your kitchen. Get the recipe here.

4. Homemade Carrot Cake Mix

For those times when you want to feel less guilty about your consumption of sweets, there is carrot cake.

Bursting with spices and carrots it’s almost like you’re getting your vegetables in every bite. Almost. Get the recipe here.

5. Homemade Red Velvet Cake Mix

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Do you need to celebrate? Does someone you know need a little love? No matter the reason you need to make a cake, red velvet is always a good answer. Since that is the case, make sure that you always have some cake mix on hand.

You know, for those late night emergency cupcake deliveries and such. Get the recipe here.

6. Homemade Spice Cake Cake Mix

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Spice it up this winter with some spice cake. With cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg scenting this cake mix, you won’t be able to get enough. Whether you make muffins, cakes, cupcakes, or bread, spice cake may become your new go-to flavor and you’ll be glad that you have plenty of mix in the kitchen.

Is it good enough that it will replace pumpkin this season? Well, you’ll just have to try it and find out for yourself. Get the recipe here.

7. Homemade Lemon Poppyseed Cake Mix

On the other hand, if you still aren’t ready to say goodbye to summer, lemon poppyseed cake is a good way to combat the changing seasons. Its bright and sunny citrus flavor will almost convince you that you’re eating sunshine.

You’ll be so glad that you have this cake mix in your pantry when the days are grey. Get the recipe here.

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