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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.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword WASC
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Calories 618kcal



  • 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 or water
  • 4 egg whites or 3 whole eggs
  • 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



  • 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. 
  • 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

  • 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
  • Frost and decorate your cake as desired



Don't worry about any of the ingredients on the back of the box, just use the ingredients listed in the recipe. 
This recipe makes enough batter for three 6"x2" cakes or two 8"x2" cakes (round). 
This recipe makes 40 cupcakes with about 1.25 ounces of batter per cupcake tin. 
You can replace 4 egg whites with three whole eggs if desired


Serving: 1g | Calories: 618kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 66mg | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 1220IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 0.9mg