WASC Cake Recipe

A WASC cake recipe is a doctored cake mix that many bakers use as a no-fail white cake recipe

This WASC cake recipe is a tender and moist cake that is perfect for white wedding cakes. It’s firm enough to stack and cover in fondant but if you’re looking for something to carve, you might want to try my white cake recipe


What does WASC stand for? 

WASC stands for white almond sour cream cake. WASC cake recipe has been used for years and adapted many times. I made this recipe many years ago back after reading a thread on Cake Central before I knew how to bake a cake from scratch. The funny thing is by adding all these ingredients, you’re basically making a cake from scratch! The only thing you don’t have to worry about is the mixing method which can be tricky at first but is easy enough to learn with a couple of tries.

The good thing about WASC is that it’s easy to make, is fairly mistake-proof and tastes pretty good and is an easy way to make a boxed cake taste more like a scratch cake recipe.

WASC cake is a tender cake and needs to be fully cooled before you ice it with buttercream.

What is the best box mix to use for WASC?

I prefer Duncan Hines classic white cake mix. Duncan Hines, in my opinion, has the best tasting box mix to start with. 

how to make box mix taste homemade

If you need more information on how to make your first cake, check out my full tutorial. In this tutorial, I show you not only how to make this WASC cake recipe, I also show you how to trim your cake layers, fill your cake evenly with buttercream and create a smooth finish. 

Other tutorials that might be helpful for you

How to get sharp buttercream edges

How to cover a cake in fondant


WASC Cake Recipe

WASC cake recipe
A doctored cake mix that is well-used by bakers all over the world that produces a delicious white cake that tastes almost like scratch. This recipe makes three 6"x2" cake rounds or two 8"x2" cake rounds
Servings: 24 servings


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  • 1 box white cake mix I like duncan hines
  • 5 oz AP flour 1 cup (spooned into cup, not scooped)
  • 7 oz granulated sugar 1 cup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 9 oz sour cream 1 cup room temp
  • 4 oz melted butter 1/2 cup
  • 8 oz milk 1 cup room temperature
  • 4 large egg whites room temperature
  • 1 tsp almond extract



  • The instructions for this cake are super easy. Basically, put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix it for 2 minutes! Voila! Cake batter is ready. Pour batter into two prepared 8" pans and bake at 335ºF for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean


Serving: 1g | Calories: 747kcal | Carbohydrates: 120g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 895mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 70g | Vitamin A: 710IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 239mg | Iron: 2.7mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: WASC
Calories: 747kcal