Basic Sour Cream White Cake

Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is from "The Cake Mix Doctor" By Ann Byrn. Just a nice, basic white cake made from a cake mix with add-in ingredients. Frost however you want!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Generously grease and flour a 13 x 9 inch baking pan.
  3. Place cake mix, sour cream, oil, eggs, and vanilla in mixing bowl.
  4. Blend with mixer on low speed for 1 minute.
  5. Stop machine, scrape down sides of bowl.
  6. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more.
  7. Scrape down sides again if needed. The batter should look well combined and thickened.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  9. Place pan in oven.
  10. Bake the cake until it is light brown and springs back when lightly pressed with your finger, 35-40 minutes.
  11. Remove pan from oven and place on wire rack to cool for 20 minutes.
  12. Run a dinner knife around edge of cake and invert it onto wire rack.
  13. Allow cake to cool completely, 30 minutes.
  14. Frost as desired.
Most Helpful

I made these into cupcakes for a baby shower. This turned out moist & flavorful. The batter is thick, as I assumed it would be, but beating it the full amount of time makes it quite smooth. The cupcakes baked up in 20 minutes exactly. Thanks :)

newspapergal November 10, 2005

I bet this is great. Every baked recipe I've ever tried with sour cream seems to be lighter than any other version. I find it to be a perfect ingredient to bake with.

Lura B. November 11, 2014

I don't know what i was expecting, but this cake just didn't work out for me. It was dry, vaguely sour tasting (probably from the sour cream) and we were disappointed. I think i will just go back to preparing the white cake mix as directed on the box.

Euphegenia September 07, 2013