I made a WASC cake for the county fair and it won big! How exciting is that?!? I must say this is my new go to cake recipe. I found the recipe at Cake Central.
The *original* WASC cake recipe by kakeladi
1 box cake mix (I prefer Betty Crocker) *see notes at end
1 cup flour*
1 cup granulated sugar generous dash of salt
1 cup sour cream
1 cup water
3 whole eggs
1 tablespoon flavoring
In bowl mix together dry ingredients. It's helpful to use a wire whisk; important w/choco cake not so much for other flavors. In mixer bowl place next 4 ingredients. Add about 1/2 of the dry ingredients and blend together, then add the rest of the dry ingredients & blend. Mix for 2 minutes.
Pour into prepared pans * and bake as usual.
*NOTES: *ANY* cake flavor can be used.
Some tell me they just dump all ingredients into the bowl together others say they sift all dry ingredients together.
I use position #1 to stir it, then #4 to mix the batter.
On rare occasions I have used other brands of mix. This makes the amount of batter as if you used 1 1/2 mixes and is perfect for a 10" sq OR 9x13 OR one 8" & two 6" round;OR two 8"rounds OR a 12" round; and other combinations of pans.
I prefer to bake at 300 degrees for about 20-30 minutes (depending on size of cake) then turn oven up to 325 for about an equal time.
If cake has pulled away from sides it is overbaked.
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