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Basic White Cake

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White Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli

White Cake

Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Here is a recipe for a Basic White Cake.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: two 8 or 9-inch layers

Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups sifted* cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons clear vanilla**
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 egg egg whites

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour 2-9 inch cake pans. With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar. Mix in vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine cake flour, baking powder and salt with a wire whisk. Add flour mixture alternately with milk until all combined. In a clean, dry bowl beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. With a rubber spatula, add a scoop of egg whites to cake batter. Then fold in the rest. Carefully, divide batter between pans.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Test with toothpick for doneness. Cool cakes in pans on rack for 15 minutes. Remove to racks to cool completely.

Notes in the Margin:

*Don't want to sift the cake flour? Read this quick tip about Sifting Ingredients
**Clear vanilla is used here so that you'll end-up with a whiter cake. If cake color isn't a concern, then you might want to use a pure vanilla instead.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Yummy cake, Member Mandy216

I liked this cake better than using a cakemix. Positively must sift flour like recipe says.

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