Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix

from ButterYum

makes the equivalent of one 18.25-ounce box


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder (sifted to remove lumps)
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt


  1. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix on low speed until the mixture resembles a box of cake mix.  Alternately, you can process the ingredients in a food processor.