WASC Cake Recipe

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


WASC cake recipe or “white almond sour cream cake” 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.

The down side to WASC is that it’s very tender. I don’t recommend using this cake for sculpted cakes. I recommend using a nice vanilla cake recipe from scratch for a sturdier cake but this one sure is delicious and a great place to start as a budding baker.

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

WASC cake recipe
5 from 18 votes

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

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword WASC
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories 747 kcal


  • 1 box white cake mix I like duncan hines
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sour cream room temp
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup milk room temperature
  • 4 egg whites fresh not boxed at room temperature
  • 1 tsp almond extract


  1. 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

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Nutrition Facts
WASC Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 747 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 895mg 37%
Potassium 162mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 120g 40%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 70g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 14.2%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 23.9%
Iron 15.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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