White Almond Wedding Cake

White Almond Wedding Cake


"A secret ingredient of sour cream makes this cake so moist, dense, and delicious! I use this recipe for my kids' birthdays, but it's a favorite for wedding cakes, too! This recipe can easily be doubled."

Ingredients 1 h 5 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 211 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 211 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 6.6 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.3g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 275 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour an 11x13 inch cake pan.
  2. Stir together the white cake mix, flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl until well mixed. Pour in the water, sour cream, vegetable oil, almond and vanilla extracts, and egg whites, and beat with an electric mix on low until all the ingredients are mixed and moistened but some lumps still remain, 4 minutes.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan, and bake in the preheated oven until the top is a light golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Allow to cool before frosting.
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  1. 600 Ratings

Alexandra Bill

This is a GREAT cake that originates from Rebecca Sutterby and as short is called the WASC. I recommend it to all. You can easily change out the white cake mix and almond flavoring and flavor it to your liking (Lemon cake mix w/ vanilla flavoring.. etc.). I also use flavored coffee creamer (liquid version) opposed to water and sometimes yogurt instead of sour cream (in coordinating flavor). I also add 1/2 a packet of pudding mix to make it super moist(instant, dry). Also it does NOT matter if the cake mix already 'has pudding' in it. That is simply a marketing technique. I prefer BC white cake mix, but yellow I prefer DH. Make sure you sift both. The resulting cake will be pretty dense (and SUPER MOIST) in comparison to a typical box cake(it's supposed to be a hybrid scratch cake)and sturdy enough to hold fondant. If you are carving the cake, omit the pudding packet.

Tami Baity

I LOVE this recipe. I make wedding cakes from my home and this is one of my go to recipes. It's a great base recipe that I use adding flavorings and extracts. The most popular one so far is the original recipe, but with vanilla bean along with the almond, and then raspberry preserves whipped with buttercream filling. I also throw in lemon zest and juice (omitting the almond) and orange zest and juice with a honey simple syrup brushed on the baked and cooled cake. This is my favorite cake recipe, great texture, crumb, very moist, but holds up when handling it to make larger wedding cakes. And holds Marshmallow Fondant (found on this site) beautifully. Thank you so so so much for sharing with us!! *** Just an update.*** I know several people wonder if this can adapted to a choc cake. I have done this several times now. Here's what I do: I use Duncan Hines Dark Choc Fudge. Instead of 1c flour i use 2/3c flour and 1/3 cocoa powder. I use Ghirardelli. It comes out wonderful. Hope this helps !


This is an absolute keeper. The best white moist cake I have ever tasted. I used a whipped icing and filled layers with pineapple. .I am thinking the next one should have strawberry layers, then trying a lemon cake mix with pineapple the next time. I made this in 3 round cake layers and it took about 38 minutes to bake. So good, don't look any further. This is better than the most expensive cakes I have had at weddings. The secret to a light cake is to mix as directed but add the whipped egg whites to the batter the last minute not with the other ingredients, otherwise, you will have a denser cake, not a light one. Absolutely worthwhile. Been baking over 38 years and this is the best white cake.