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10 secrets on how to make box cake taste homemade
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5 from 24 votes

10 Secrets to make cake mix taste homemade + WASC recipe

This White Almond Sour Cream Cake with cake mix cake is the best doctored-up cake mix recipe ever! It is easy to make and yields a soft and moist cake every time.
Prep Time10 mins
35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: cake
Servings: 2 8-inch cakes
Calories: 2349Calories


  • 1 box White cake mix
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream room temperature
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 4 egg whites or 3 whole eggs (the cake will be more yellow)
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350F and butter and line 2 8 inch baking pans with pachment paper and set aside.
  • Mix all the ingredients together on medium speed for 2 minutes. Divide the cake bater into the 2 pans, and bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let the cakes cool down in the pan for 10 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack to cool down fully before frosting the cakes!


Calories: 2349Calories | Carbohydrates: 386g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 76g | Saturated Fat: 44g | Trans Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 3823mg | Potassium: 893mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 221g | Vitamin A: 2045IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1023mg | Iron: 9mg