Light Doctored Cake Mix

I may be the only person who doesn’t like dense cakes (except for chocolate). This recipe is for a lighter but still made from scratch tasting cake. I use this for all of my cakes (except chocolate) and my family loves it.

Light Doctored Cake Mix


  • 1 Cake mix of choice
  • Same amount of water mix calls for
  • Same amount of eggs mix calls for
  • 1 tbsp. pure vanilla
  • 4 tbsp. Cultured powdered buttermilk
  • 1 stick of butter, softened (can use margerine also, but I prefer butter)


  1. Wisk together cake mix and powdered buttermilk, prepare cake as directed on box, replacing oil with one stick of butter and adding 1 tbsp of vanilla. Bake as directed on the box.


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