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White Almond Sour Cream (WASC) Mock-Mix Cake

By summerki

About This Recipe:

While the name of this cake says it is has almond in it, my variation does not. The name is a nod to the popular mix-doctored cake attributed to Rebecca Sutterby. This cake is the vanilla mock-mix variation doctored in a similar way that the WASC cake is. There are endless variations of this cake around, but I particularly like a lemon variation that adds 1 tablespoon lemon zest and 1 teaspoon lemon oil. Feel free to try experiment with flavoring this cake in various ways. It is an absolutely delicious base cake with a perfect light, tender, moist crumb. This is also my go-to recipe for cupcakes. This is a recipe referenced in the Cake Central Magazine article on cake mixes.





  • 2 ½ cups (17 ¾ ounces) sugar

    4 tablespoons (2 ounces) vegetable shortening or unsalted butter

    ¼ cup vegetable oil

    3 large eggs plus 2 yolks

    2 ¾ cups (14 ounces) bleached all-purpose flour

    1 teaspoon salt

    2 teaspoons baking powder

    1 tablespoon cornstarch

    1 cup sour cream

    1 cup water

    1 tablespoon vanilla extract





Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour three 8-inch round cake pans. Beat sugar, shortening and oil on medium-high speed of mixer for 3 minutes. Add eggs and yolks one at a time and then beat for 1 minute until well emulsified. Sprinkle dry ingredients over the sugar mixture in mixing bowl and mix for about 20 seconds until the ingredients are distributed. Gradually add the sour cream, water and vanilla and blend for about 30 seconds until it forms a uniform batter. Pour into pans and bake at 350 F for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick just comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes; turn out onto a cooling rack and cool completely before frosting, or wrap in plastic wrap until needed.



Comments (8)

Thank you! I can't wait to try this! When I bake a cake, which is mostly for friends/ family, they always ask if the cake is from scratch too... I've always wanted to try WASC, but don't want to let them down with "well, its 1/2 from scratch..."
just made it the other day , came out perfect , thanks alot
So where does the box mix come in? Or, is there no box mix involved in this particular recipe? Thanks.
Cherpea that was my question, I guess there is no Box Mix, that's why they are calling it Mock!
If I wanted a pure white cake how many egg whites would u suggest.
~~Yes, there is no cake mix. This cake has the properties of a mix but in scratch form. I would use 6 to 8 egg whites for this cake. Start with 7, that should be safe.
My kids and I just made a WASC but with cake mix.  It's a little easier and quicker for us to use the box mix especially when 3 kids are helping! lol  Yum.  Check out our WASC cupcakes:
This was awesome...very moist...deelish. It's in the file under "keeper cakes".
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