Scratch WASC

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


  1. 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.

Comments (10)


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.


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.


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


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.

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