Sour Cream Yellow Cake

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Starts with a mix but tastes totally homemade from scratch. Same recipe can be used with other flavor mixes. Great when you need a last minutes dessert.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350° and lightly grease and flour a 13x9 pan.
  2. Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl and blend on low speed of mixer for 1 minute.
  3. Scrape down sides with spatula.
  4. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat an additional 2 minutes.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and tests done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool on a wire rack and frost as desired.
Most Helpful

I love this recipe! Instead of vegetable oil I used 1/3 cup of melted butter, it made it taste even more homemade. Went great with my homemade fluffy chocolate frosting!

Jujeypie November 18, 2012

This is exactly the recipe I was looking for; I'm not interested in becoming a cake-baking aficionado, but I figured there had to be some way to spruce up a boxed cake so it actually tasted good. This was perfect! Really impressive-tasting for how easy it was. Thanks!

ervigile March 27, 2011

GREAT!! I dont like the "mix taste" of the box and this had none! It is very easy to put together. I have made this as a sheet cake with chocolate icing and as a bundt cake with chocolate glaze. This recipe is a keeper. Thanks.

petlover January 09, 2010