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chocolate cake mix in a jar with ingredients behind it and a cupcake.

How to Make Easy Chocolate Cake Mix in a Jar

Mason Jar Recipe
Grab this super easy chocolate cake mix from scratch recipe. This is a great mason jar gift idea and makes the best, moist, chocolate cakes!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cake


Jar Ingredients for mix:

  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch salt

Wet ingredients for cake:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup Milk


  • Mix all dry ingredients together and pour into Mason Jars for storage. Alternatively, you can layer the dry ingredients in your jar to products pretty layered jars for gifts.

How To Make Cake From Mason Jar Cake Mix

  • Mix the egg, vanilla and oil together in a mixing bowl with the cake mix.
  • Add in the milk and combine until a nice batter starts to form.
  • Pour cake batter into cake pan or lined cupcake pans.
  • Bake in the oven for 20 mintues if making cupcakes and 25 minutes if making a cake. Use toothpicks to insert into center of cake or cupcakes to ensure that they are done baking.
  • Make sure the toothpicks come out clean, otherwise add a few more minutes to the bake time. Cool on cooling rack if necessary.
Keyword Chocolate Cake Mix
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