Bash yellow cake mix all you want, but there’s something undeniably delightful about that buttery, vanilla-infused flavor. Case in point: The “cake batter” trend of 2015, wherein everything from lip balm to protein powder was formulated to taste like the stuff. As much as we love a homemade cake, sometimes you need a shortcut—or just crave that flavor—which got us thinking: What’s the best yellow cake mix on the market right now?
Four dozen eggs, a quart of vegetable oil and water, and 16 batches of chocolate buttercream frosting later, and we can definitively say: There’s a yellow cake mix out there for everyone. Here’s how they stack up.