Classic Vanilla Cake

Enjoy this classic cake with rich vanilla flavor.


    Yield: One 9" x 13" cake or two 8" layers or 14 cupcakes

    • 1 bag Pamela's Classic Vanilla Cake Mix
    • 3 eggs, large
    • 1/2 cup oil
    • 2/3 cup water
    • Optional: 1/4 tsp almond flavoring
    • For a lighter, fluffier texture, use 4 large eggs.

    Preheat oven to 325°.

    Whisk eggs, oil, water, and almond flavoring (if using) until well incorporated. Add dry mix and beat by hand or on medium/low for 2 minutes. Batter thickens slightly and becomes lighter in color. Pour batter into lightly greased baking pan. If desired, dust pans with rice flour to keep from sticking.

    Use pans and bake times listed below. Cake is baked when it springs back with a light touch or toothpick comes out almost clean. Do not over-bake, as it will cause dryness.

    two 8" rounds—24 to 30 min. (approx. 1 ½ " tall layers)

    two 9” rounds—18 to 24 min. (approx. 1" tall layers)

    one 9" square—30 to 35 min. (approx. 2" tall layer)

    one 9 x 13" pan—28 to 38 min. (approx. 1 ¼" high sheet cake)

    14 to 18 cupcakes (fill ⅔ full)—18 to 22 minutes (regular size)

    When cool, frost with Pamela's Vanilla Frosting Mix or Dark Chocolate Frosting Mix, whipped cream, powdered sugar, cover with berries, or use nothing at all. Keep unfrosted cake in plastic wrap to keep moist.

    © Pamela's Products, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews

We love this cake mix in our house! My daughter is requesting a banana cake made from this for her birthday this weekend...any recommendations on how to do that?


I am planning to use this mix to make a larger cake. How many cups of batter per package does this mix make?



I need to make GF wedding cake Would like to make white almond sour cream cake. I usually use plain white mix and add sugar, flour, 4 eggs, salt, & extracts. I bought 5 bags of the GF vanilla cake mix. Can I add GF flour and sour cream & sugar to Pamela's mix? Will it be awful?


Delicious. I added a can of mandarin oranges to batter. Then poked holes into cake after baking and poured orange jello then refrigerate. Such a nice cool delight. Thank you

Marlene Abelman

Can I substitute champagne for the water? I want to make cupcakes for a bridal shower.