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white cake recipe

Best White Cake Recipe

This white cake recipe is easy to make, super delicious, and one you will make over and over again!!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 6in cakes
Author Lisa


  • 1 box white cake mix I used Pillsbury brand
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbs vanilla
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 4 egg whites


  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Prep your cake rounds by covering the inside of the pans with a light layer of butter and then dusting with flour. I like to use my fingers to make sure the butter gets in all seams.
  • Mix together, either by hand or in a stand mixer, the oil, vanilla, sour cream, heavy cream and egg whites. Then mix in the boxed cake mix. Divide the batter between the 3 cake rounds.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Make sure to bake all the cakes on the same oven rack so they bake evenly.
  • Let the cakes cool for 5 minutes then flip upside down onto a wire cooling rack and remove the pans. They should come out easily.
  • Let the cakes cool completely before frosting.


*This recipe is inspired by bakingwithblondie! She makes amazing cakes and inspired me to come up with my own go to cake mix recipe.