Pillsbury Baker's Plus Cake Mix Recipe for Smaller Batches

Whether you're a home baker or managing a bustling commercial kitchen, let Pillsbury Baker's Plus Cake Mix be your secret ingredient to achieving cake perfection. This 50lb bag is not your average grocery store cake mix; it's a versatile base that yields a softer cake, making Baker’s Plus Cake Mix the ideal base for creating a variety of flavors. 

At Stover & Company we are proud to be a Pillsbury partner! Choose from the following  cake mix flavors for your next baked cake!

Today, we're sharing a scaled-down recipe for those who want to whip up a smaller batch of cake mix without sacrificing the amazing results Pillsbury has to offer. 


  • 3 lbs Pillsbury Baker's Plus Cake Mix
  • 12 oz water
  • 10 oz water
  • 10 oz water
  • 6 oz vegetable oil (or substitute with melted butter or sour cream if making cake pops)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF.
  2. Weigh out 3 lbs of Pillsbury Baker's Plus Cake Mix & combine it with 12 oz of water in your mixer.

    Mix on low for 3 minutes, ensuring a smooth & well-incorporated batter.
  3. Add 10 oz of water & continue mixing on low for 1 minute.
  4. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure even mixing.

    Increase the mixer speed to medium & blend for an additional 2 minutes.
  5. Introduce 10 oz of water & 6 oz of vegetable oil (or your chosen substitute) to the mix.

    Mix on low speed until all ingredients are combined.
  6. Scrape down the sides once more.

    Increase the mixer speed to medium & continue blending for 2 minutes, to achieve a perfectly textured batter.
  7. Pour your batter into aluminum cake pans (ideally 9x13)
  8. Bake for approximately 50 minutes. Ovens & pans may vary – adjust time & temperature accordingly.


  1. Want to enhance the flavor of your white cake? Add 6-9 tsp of your favorite extract to the initial 12 oz of water before mixing.
  2. If you are trying out our small batch recipe, take the time to portion out the whole 50lb Pillsbury bag into freezer ziplock bags. Not only will you ensure the freshness of your cake mix, but you will thank yourself later for prepping ahead of time!

Whether you're keeping it classic or experimenting with exciting flavors, this recipe guarantees a moist & delicious result every time. If you give this recipe a try, share your creations in our Facebook Community group: Stover’s Confection Connection. 

Happy baking!



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