Super Moist Doctored Cake Mix and Wall-e Cake

Three years ago today, I became a Mommy for the first time.  Being a Mommy is the greatest challenge and greatest joy in my life and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.  Happy Birthday, Little One!

Lately, the little guy has watched the movie Wall-e nearly everyday (he won’t nap anymore, so during “rest time” he gets to choose a show to watch and can fall asleep if he needs to), so the obvious choice was to make a Wall-e themed cake.

My wonderful husband helped me sketch a bunch of Wall-e’s, and I was able to create a fondant based Wall-e cake for my special little man.

Since we were expecting a lactose intolerant guest at our party, I had the opportunity to try a different kind of cake.  Since the cakes I’ve made in the past (both from scratch and the doctored cake mix) required milk, I decided to try a different, milk free cake.  I ended up doctoring a cake mix, hoping for a nice firm cake that could stand up to decorating.

The cake I made was delicious.  It was super moist and spongy (and the leftovers stayed moist for days).  However, it is not a dense cake.  I was thankful that this was not used to make a tiered cake.  I fear we would have had problems.  However, it was perfect for a simple two layer cake for my little boy’s birthday party.

Super Moist Doctored Cake Mix

1 package of cake mix (any flavor)
            Eggs, oil, and water as indicated on the cake mix

Additionally, add

1 cup all purpose flour
¾ cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
½ cup canola oil
2/3 cup water

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease the pans you plan to use (I used two 9-inch pans and they were full)

Place all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer.  Blend on low until ingredients are combined, about one minute.  Scrape the side of the bowl and beat on medium for 2 minutes.  Pour batter into the prepared pans.

Bake at 325 for the time indicated on the cake mix box.  Check the cake.  Continue baking at 5 minutes increments until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.  I needed an additional 10 minutes of baking time.

Yield: 6 ½ cup of batter or two full 9-inch pans.




  1. Wonderful cake!!! I have never worked with fondant, but I love the polished look. Great job!

  2. Thank you! I've found that I actually love working with fondant--it ends up looking so pretty!

  3. Amy you are so talented in so many area's of your life Hard to believe that Theo is 3 wow.

  4. Your Walle cake turned out super cute! Great job!

  5. You are so creative! It looks great. CANNOT believe that Theo is 3! Time just goes so fast!

  6. AHH!! Sorry! I feel horrible that you went through all that work to make a cake especially for Anthony, and then we couldn't come :0(
    But it looks scrumptious and I am sad we could be there to partake in the yumminess!!!!
    Hopefully sometime super soon?!?!?! Life needs to slow down a bit! haha!!

    I am loving your blog by the way!


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