This is the best cake I ever made from a box. Almost as good as scratch. I buy the inexpensive store brand cake mix that doesn't require oil or have pudding added. The recipe will fill three 8 or 9 inch pans, (8 inch works a bit better) for a three layer cake. A 9 x 13 inch pan will make a sheet cake that gets good height. I wish the recipe would be printed on the Dream Whip box again, because I think it would be as popular now as it was 20 years ago.