By Marie on September 15, 2004
Photo by Pam-I-Am
Photo by Pam-I-Am
"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."
Serving Size: 1 (70 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
"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!"
"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!"
"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."
"I stopped making yellow cake mixes because I hated the "process flavor" of it that seemed I (a regular baker) could only detect. I decided to try this one because the reviews said it didn't have that "taste" and since it seemed easy. Well I was very happy I did! It taste really good! I will be making it again."
"i had reached the point where i detested cake mixes!!! dry and artificial tasting and just all around awful. i started making chocolate cakes this way and the difference is like night and day. so i thought i'd try this yellow cake. to me, yellow cake has never been something to write home about. but this recipe is FANTASTIC! almost tastes like pound cake to me. i also added a package of vanilla instant pudding. otherwise, followed this recipe. highly recommended. you'll never go back to the old way of just adding eggs, oil, and water again!"
"Fantastic, easy, fun to make cake to enjoy; Great for Holi-day time,and stop in visitors..I made mine in a blender ;never had a cake that went together so smoothly, effortless and delicious!<br/>I made it in a Toaster oven at 325 degrees for 30 minutes,and also made a quick lemon glaze to drizzle on top using 1C water, 1 cup of sugar and 2T of lemon juice ..boiled together until a light syrup, about 5 minutes,...While cake was still warm, tuned out onto a platter and slowly drizzle gaze until all absorbed. Rave family reviews! Thanks for this gift of a recipe!"
"What a nice recipe Marie. We really enjoyed this lovely cake made with a mix. I didn't have enough sour cream so I added some cream cheese to the mix. Wow, was this cake good, quick and easy to make with great results. excellent flavor and texture. The cake was moist, tender and light, frosted with a simple butter cream frosting. Made for Whats on the Menu Tag Game. 2014"
"Love the versatility of this recipe! I added butter nut extract and some roasted finely chopped pecans to make it a butter pecan cake, and it turned out great! Just keep I. Mind that most cake mixes are 16.25 oz or smaller now, so make sure you are adjusting accordingly. I just have a spare box that I take the extra couple ounces out of to accommodate."
"Good cake. My daughter love it but next time I will use 2 pans for this recipe. I kinda burn the bottom part as It took a while to cook in 1 pan. Didn't change a thing. Add some store bought icing and some christmas decor. A friiend of mine suggested to use cool whip next time for creamier taste icing. Will make again."
"This is a great way to Dr. up an ordinary yellow cake mix.I have to say I can still taste that cake mix flavor, but the texture was great! Thanks for sharing the recipe. 12-8-12-Wanted to update that the cake is even better the next day."
"Delicious! I made this for hubby's birthday and he said he wants THIS cake every year! I topped it with Recipe #113417 and kept it in the fridge."
"I needed a cake in a hurry and I made this in no time! I made it for my neighbor who was to have her family in from another state. I almost always do from scratch cakes, but I had a box cake mix to use up. I didn't eat any of it, probably because they ate every crumb! My neighbor called me this morning and said it was delicious! Next time I'll take a picture! Thanks, Marie for a winner!"
"I prefer to make cakes from scratch, but decided to try this. It was very yummy and easy to make. Served at a get together (with homemade choc frosting) it was deemed wonderful. Making this again for Valentines Day to take to work for co-workers."
"This was pretty good. Much better than a plain cake mix. Very easy. Doubled it for a giant two layer 9x13 cake for my son's birthday and used Kittencal's Buttercream #80118 for the filling. Topped with marshmallow fondant. Will make again for the fans of yellow cake in my home! Thanks."
"Better than homemade! I gave up on box mixes long ago but have never been able to find a good yellow cake recipe. Last month, for my 5 year old's birthday party I made a homemade yellow cake and it was terrible, dry, dry dry. Now this month, for my little girl's first birthday, I was determined to not let that happen again. I decided a mix might not be *that* bad if I could add some things to it. This cake was fantastic. It didn't taste like a mix at all, and it didn't have the texture of a box mix. Very moist, flavorful. I used cream cheese frosting (#6536) and was just so pleased. Until I find that perfect yellow cake recipe (which I'm beginning to doubt is out there, I've tried LOTS), this is the one for me. Thank you so much!"
"This was very fast and easy to make..so much better than just a box mix..the cake came out just a bit more dense and more rich than what it would have if just following the box recipe. It was easier to frost and made a great bday cake. Thank u for the recipe!"
"This was delicious and sooo moist! I made three 8" layers and frosted with chocolate buttercream icing...YUM!! Thanks Marie for a great recipe!"
"This was great. I never just like to make a box cake. Like the other person said it was about half way to a pound cake consistency. Thanks!"
"This cake was delicious! I used Caramel Cake Frosting/Icing on it (#44051) on it the first time and a chocolate icing the second time. I love the texture of it. Thanks for a great recipe."
"This came out wonderfully moist, with a beautiful texture. I used a devils food mix, & it was simply FANTASTIC! Thanks"