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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 24 servings
Calories 612 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 water
  • 4 egg whites fresh not boxed at room temperature
  • 1 tsp almond extract

Easy Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 cup pasteurized egg whites 8 oz
  • 2 lbs powdered sugar
  • 2 lbs unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup strawberry puree optional



  1. The instructions for this cake are super easy. Basically put it all into a bowl and mix it for 2 minutes! Voila! Cake batter is ready. 

  2. Pour batter into two prepared 8" pans or three 6" pans and bake at 350ºF  for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean

Easy Buttercream Frosting

  1. Place all ingredients into the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Mix on low until combined and then bump up to high and mix until white and fluffy

  2. Frost and decorate your cake as desired

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Nutrition Facts
WASC Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 612 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 23g115%
Cholesterol 96mg32%
Sodium 296mg12%
Potassium 53mg2%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 55g61%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1204IU24%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.