This is a scratch recipe to which I added sour cream to create my WASC. I tried the recipe once before without sour cream and it was dry so this time I added sour cream and did the reverse cream method. The cake and first 12 cupcakes were a little dense but very tasty. The folks at the party loved it and my friend asked how it was different from my usual. I had a little batter left over so I made one cupcake after I pulled out the first batch. This one was lighter and fluffier. I think maybe because I took it out a little sooner than the first batch. If not maybe because the batter set for awhile.


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups sifted Swans Down Cake Flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk (whole or low fat)
  • 1 cup (8oz) sour cream
  • 3 tsps baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract


    Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter and lightly flour 3 – 9 inch pans. Sift flour and then lightly sppon 3 cups into a measuring cup.
    Put all dry ingredients in bowl and mix for about 1 minute. Add butter a little bit of the milk and mix until mix thoroughly. Add remaining liquid ingredients and mix for several minutes.
    Pour into pans and bake for 20-25 minutes or until tester inserted into cake comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pans and finish cooling on racks.


justme123 Says... 1 Nov 2011 , 4:10am

what is wasc?

justme123 Says... 1 Nov 2011 , 4:14am

please anyone, where can i get the gumpaste baby mould in Uk. I am trying to make a baby shower cake for a present and give myself a bit of time to experiment. thanks.

Angfastic Says... 1 Nov 2011 , 6:58am

WASC stands for white almond sour cream.

aliwali Says... 1 Nov 2011 , 7:17am

is this some special brand of flour. can we use any brand?

kakeladi Says... 1 Nov 2011 , 2:44pm

Swans Down is a brand of cake flour. I would expect most any brand would work as long as it is cake flour and not all purpose.

Angfastic Says... 1 Nov 2011 , 3:35pm

I'm sure any type of cake flour will work.

madcobbler Says... 16 Nov 2011 , 4:52pm

I have used both Swansdown and Softasilk cake flour with equally good results.

Krista512 Says... 4 Feb 2012 , 4:35pm

How would this cake do adding a box of pudding???? & could I change it to chocolate, or strawberry or another flavor?

Angfastic Says... 11 Feb 2012 , 10:13pm

I've never tried adding pudding. There is an excellent chocolate cake recipe on the swans down flour box. I'll find it and post it.

I haven't tried any other flavors, but I was thinking of trying to make it strawberry. I'll probably do this Monday for valentine's day. I'll let you know how it goes.

dee-liciousme Says... 28 Feb 2012 , 6:50am

The cake flour is bleached or unbleached?

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