I saw this gift idea in one of the baking magazines and absolutely loved it. I decided to do it for vegan cake mix because there have been so many times when I’ve wanted to make a vegan cake, but was too lazy to look up a recipe and may or may not be sad that I don’t have all the ingredients.

This mix is the perfect gift because all you need to add are household ingredients that everyone should have - water, vinegar and oil. This is a very basic recipe, so if you want to spruce it up, maybe add some spices or nuts, be my guest. I think for anyone who is vegan and likes cake, this would be the perfect gift. And it’s super easy to make!

DIY Vegan Chocolate Cake Mix

Vegan Chocolate Cake Mix (Makes 9x5 inch loaf)

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup vanilla sugar (or granulated sugar with vanilla bean seeds scrapped out)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips


  1. In a jar, start putting the ingredients in layer by layer, being sure to tap down after each one.
  2. Make a directions card indicating the addition of 1 cup of water, 1 teaspoon of vinegar and 1/2 cup oil. Bake the cake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 45 minutes.
  3. Seal container and decorate.