Pink Champagne Cake -A Doctored Cake Mix Recipe

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Today, I'm sharing a deliciously moist and flavorful Pink Champagne Cake from cake mix. Nobody would ever guess how simple this dessert is to make, and the taste is out of this world!

The BEST Doctored Cake Mix Pink Champagne Cake Recipe! Super moist and delicious!

There's something about Pink Champagne Cake that makes any occasion feel more special. It is perfect for all sorts of celebrations. It makes a great cake recipe for Valentine's Day, bridal shower cake, weddings, anniversaries, birthday cake recipe, and so on. The champagne flavor is subtle but unmistakable.

We hope that you enjoy it!

(If you are also interested in a scratch version of Pink Champagne Cake, make sure to scroll to the bottom of this post!)

Pink Champagne Cake -A Doctored Cake Mix Recipe

The BEST Pink Champagne Cake (doctored cake mix) Recipe by My Cake School! So moist and flavorful!

Nobody would guess that this moist, flavorful Pink Champagne Cake starts with a simple cake mix!


  • 1 box cake mix (sifted), we used Duncan Hines (15.25 oz.) Classic White
  • 1 cup (121g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon (3g) salt
  • 1 ½ sticks (12T) (179g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 egg whites (large eggs)
  • 2 teaspoons (8g) vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons (16g) vegetable oil
  • 1 ⅔ cup (400g) pink champagne (we used Andre Blush )
  • Pink Coloring Gel of choice (We used a small amount of Americolor Deep Pink)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 8 inch cake pans. In the bowl of your mixer add the sifted cake mix, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  2. Whisk at least 30 seconds to combine ingredients. Add the melted butter, egg whites, vegetable oil, vanilla and champagne.
  3. With the mixer on low speed, increasing to medium speed, mix for 1 minute. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl. ADD THE COLORING GEL AT THIS TIME if you want a pink cake. We added the gel color with a toothpick to control the amount.
  4. Beat on medium speed for 1 more minute ( a bit longer if using a hand mixer). Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl and put into prepared cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes, check at 30 minutes.
  5. Recipe makes about 7 ½ cups of batter.

Nothing goes better with Pink Champagne Cake than Pink Champagne Buttercream! You can find our favorite recipe here: Pink Champagne Buttercream.

The BEST Pink Champagne Buttercream! We love it as a frosting and filling for our Pink Champagne Cake! Recipe by

If you prefer scratch recipes, we have a great one for Pink Champagne Cake! This has been one of our most popular recipes! Find it here: Pink Champagne Cake Recipe from Scratch!

The Best Pink Champagne Cake Recipe from scratch! So moist and flavorful. Recipe by
Delicious and Easy Pink Champagne Cake- Doctored Cake Mix

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  1. Melissa, want to make the doctored version for a special birthday cake for my daughter. Read both recipes and the previous comments. Please explain why the scratch recipe uses 1 cup champagne while the doctored recipe uses 1 & 2/3 cups.
    Could the additional 2/3 cup champagne be the reason some of the cakes did not rise?
    Appreciate a response because do not want a disappointed daughter.
    Thanks Myrna

  2. Melissa. I want to make a 1/2 sheet pink champagne cake. Do I double the recipe, do you have any helpful suggestions. I always add pudding to my cake mixes with an extra egg. Will that change the consistency or just follow your recipe cake mix version and all will be moist. I always freeze all my bake goods it does make them moister.

  3. Hi Kathy! This cake makes about 7 1/2 cups and so I would double.

    I'm not sure what size you consider a half sheet- I think of half sheets as 12x18 but some bakers define it differently. This chart is helpful for batter amounts needed- you'll see a section of sheet cake pans sizes.

    We haven't tried adding pudding to this recipe and so I cannot say for sure-- cake mixes are usually pretty forgiving and so most likely it would work just fine. Of course, it would be a little denser than the recipe as written. Good luck on your cake!

  4. Hi just wanted to know can you post a Champagne whipped cream frosting? I don’t care for buttercream.
    Please. Thank you.

  5. Hi JoAnn, That does sound good, let me give it some thought about how to give it enough champagne flavor to taste.

  6. My grandma made this cake for my wedding in 2018 and neither my husband or I are huge cake lovers but this was the BEST cake either of us have ever had!! I finally got her to send me the recipe and look forward to making it myself!????

  7. Hi Alayna, We are thrilled to know that this cake was served at your wedding! Thanks so much for letting us know and posting your nice review of the recipe.

  8. Made this cake for a family dinner, and it was an absolute HIT. Even my brother in law, who turned his nose up initially at the thought of a pink cake, repeatedly raves about the taste and told me I should make this on a monthly basis!

      1. I made this cake for an Easter dessert and it turned out great. I used a simple buttercream icing, though I typically like a lighter whipped cream icing with pink champagne cake. I will be coming back to this one. I often used doctored up cake mix recipes now simply because I have reached a point (particularly when cooking large dinners alongside the dessert) that no one notices and life is too short - so go easy on yourself ;-)

  9. Hi Bonita, I'm so happy you enjoyed the cake! I agree with you, if the cake is good no one seems to care if it is made from scratch or a doctored cake mix. Thank you for your nice review.