Baker’s Corner Cake Mix

Last Updated on February 3, 2022

You can get some delicious desserts at Aldi, ranging from ice cream to pie to German cream cakes. One thing that is easy to overlook among all the tempting cheesecake and imitation Girl Scout cookies is the humble boxed cake mix. A staple of family birthday celebrations during my childhood, boxed cake mix is easy to whip together and comes in a variety of flavors, with plenty of canned frosting flavor choices to go with it if you want the ultimate in quick and convenient cake baking.

When I was a kid, my family stuck with reliable brands like Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines. Aldi also sells its own private label lineup of cake mixes. Aldi cake mix is so good, in fact, that Taste of Home recognized its yellow cake mix as the richest, most buttery and moist cake, beating out name brands including Pillsbury and Betty Crocker.

Baker's Corner Cake Mix

Baker’s Corner Cake Mix cost $0.85 for a 15.25-ounce box at the time of writing. They’re available in Classic Yellow, Classic White, or Devil’s Food (chocolate). All of the cake mixes are advertised as “extra moist.” If you’re watching out for allergens, these mixes all contain wheat and soy.

These cake mixes are Regular Buys, which means Aldi sells them all year. Aldi sometimes sells other flavors as limited-time specials, and they sometimes sell name brands including Pillsbury Funfetti cake mixes for short times.

The Baker’s Corner cake mixes have some variation in nutrition information across the different flavors, with one serving netting you between 230 and 260 calories, with 9-13 grams of total fat (11-17% DV), 280-350 mg of sodium (12-15% DV), 33-35 grams of total carbohydrates (12-13% DV), and 18-20 grams of added sugars (27-39% DV). You can view the full lists of nutrition facts and ingredients in the photo below.

Baker's Corner Cake Mix

Baker’s Corner Cake Mix nutrition information and ingredients. From left to right: Classic White, Classic Yellow, and Devil’s Food. (Click to enlarge.)

They have similar preparation instructions and require similar but not identical amounts of extra ingredients.

Baker’s Corner Cake Mix Directions

For the Classic White cake mix, you will need:

For the Classic Yellow cake mix, you will need:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs

For the Devil’s Food cake mix, you will need:

  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs

To make any of the cakes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for metal and glass pans or 325 degrees for dark or coated pans. Generously grease pans and dust with flour.
  2. Blend cake mix, water, oil, and eggs in a large bowl on low speed until moistened.
  3. Beat for 2 minutes at medium speed until smooth. Pour the batter into pan(s).
  4. If using a 13″x9″ pan, bake for 23-28 minutes. Bake for 26-31 minutes in two 8″ round layer pans. Bake for 23-28 minutes in two 9″ round layer pans. Bake for 18-21 minutes for cupcakes (fill 1/2 full). Bake for 33-36 minutes in a 10″ or fluted tube pan. Add 3-5 minutes to bake time for dark or coated pans. Cake is done if a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the cake in the pan for 10-20 minutes (25 minutes for a tube pan). Remove the cake from the pan and let it cool with the top side up. Frost when completely cooled. Store loosely covered.

The backs of the cake mix boxes also contain recipes with different twists if you want to make more than a basic cake, including pineapple cherry crisp, cookies and cream cupcakes, or mocha cake.

Baker's Corner Cake Mix

Baking directions, plus bonus recipes on the backs of the boxes. From left to right: Classic White, Classic Yellow, and Devil’s Food. (Click to enlarge.)

Taste Testing the Cake

Baker's Corner Classic White Cake Mix with Baker's Corner Vanilla Frosting

Baker’s Corner Classic White Cake Mix with Baker’s Corner Vanilla Frosting.

I made the Baker’s Corner Classic White cake mix and frosted it with Aldi Baker’s Corner Vanilla Frosting. While my family didn’t like the frosting as much, the cake was moist, soft, and delicious. If you need a white cake, this is a good one.

Baker's Corner Devil's Food Cake Mix

Baker’s Corner Devil’s Food Cake Mix, baked as cupcakes.

Baker's Corner Devil's Food Cake with Baker's Corner Cream Cheese Frosting

Baker’s Corner Devil’s Food Cake cupcakes with Baker’s Corner Cream Cheese Frosting.

Next, we tried the Baker’s Corner Devil’s Food Cake Mix with Baker’s Corner Cream Cheese Frosting. I made this into cupcakes rather than a traditional sheet cake. Once again, the frosting was not all that special, but my family loved the rich, moist chocolaty cake. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy this cake mix again.

Baker's Corner Classic Yellow Cake Mix

Baker’s Corner Classic Yellow Cake with Baker’s Corner Chocolate Frosting.

Baker's Corner Classic Yellow Cake Mix

Baker’s Corner Classic Yellow Cake Mix with Baker’s Corner Chocolate Frosting.

Finally, we tried the Baker’s Corner Classic Yellow Cake Mix with Baker’s Corner Chocolate Frosting. The yellow cake did not disappoint. It was moist, rich, and fluffy. I would buy this again. The chocolate frosting was actually the best of all the Aldi frostings we tried.

The Verdict:

Baker’s Corner Cake Mix comes in Classic White, Classic Yellow, or Devil’s Food varieties. Aldi cake mix is excellent, even winning accolades from Taste of Home. All of these cake flavors are rich and moist and rival name brands. If you need cake mix, the Aldi mixes are worth buying.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at rachaelsjohnston.com.

9 Comments

  1. Adding some instant coffee to chocolate baked goods intensifies the experience. Almost impossible to overdo.

  2. Some of Aldi’s products are great; some are awful. Tried the frosting on a Duncan Hines cake mix and it was awful. Literally, had to throw out the whole thing because of the frosting; no one would eat it. Will try the cake mix, but skip Aldi’s frosting.

  3. making the Cherry Crisp recipe and sprinkled the not prepared cake mix over the cherries or was I supposed to make the cake mix first with eggs etc and then layer it.

  4. Does ALDIs still have Bakers Corner angel food cake mix?It is two step.
    It is the best. I was told that it may be seasonal. I have three stores near me and I will continue to shop for the mix.
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    Phyllis

  5. I see that your instructions for the cake mix is 1/3 half cup oil. On both of the Baker’s Corner mixes 1/2 cup oil is indicated. Could this be why the last 2 yellow cakes I made fell? I love the flavor of the Baker’s Corner cakes but could there be a typo on both the chocolate and yellow boxes?

  6. Susan Elaine Gonshor

    i need confirmation that the directions to make the apple cinnamon muffins using the apple cinnamon quickbread and muffin mix is correct.

    It calls for using apple sauce for the quick bread but leaves it out of the muffins. is this correct or a typo? thanks

  7. Totally agree with your review of the Baker’s Corner Cake Mixes. In fact, I chose these to use for a wedding cake that I will be making soon. Do you happen to know how many cups of batter the white and chocolate cake mixes make? I usually just uses these mixes for a standard 8″ round cake, but these will be used for a 6″, 9″ and 12″ tiers.

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