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Classic White Cake

This classic white cake recipe is a staple to every bakers collection! Light, fluffy, and perfect. Perfect when paired with vanilla buttercream!

I have been on the hunt for the perfect cake recipe for AGES. I wanted a classic white cake. Something that is light, fluffy, and delicious. THIS recipe is it. 

Ingredients to make a white cake:

  • cake flour
  • cup sugar
  • baking powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • cup soft butter
  • egg whites + 1 whole egg
  • vanilla yogurt
  • vanilla extract
  • almond extract

Cake Flour Substitute: 

No cake flour? No problem! Here is a quick and easy way to substitute cake flour in a recipe.

  1. Place 2 tablespoons of flour into the bottom of a 1 cup measuring cup. 
  2. Spoon all-purpose flour over the top of the cornstarch, filling the measuring cup to the top. 
  3. Add to your recipe. 
 

How to make the BEST White Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease or flour two 8 inch round pans and set aside.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Add the egg whites, one at a time, scraping the sides of the bowl as you stir.
  3. Whisk together the yogurt and both extracts in a small measuring cup. Slowly stir into the flour mixture.
  4. Divide into the two pans and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Watch the cake closely as to not over bake. I suggest checking at 25 minutes.
  6. Cool completely before frosting.
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Classic White Cake

Classic White Cake

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This classic white cake recipe is a staple to every bakers collection! Light, fluffy, and perfect. Perfect when paired with vanilla buttercream!

Ingredients

  • 2-3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1-2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup soft butter
  • 4 large egg whites + 1 whole egg
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Instructions

    1. Peheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease or flour two 8 inch round pans and set aside.

2. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Add the egg whites, one at a time, scraping the sides of the bowl as you stir.

3. Whisk together the yogurt and both extracts in a small measuring cup. Slowly stir into the flour mixture.

4. Divide into the two pans and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

5. Watch the cake closely as to not over bake. I suggest checking at 25 minutes.

6. Cool completely before frosting.

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Monday 6th of October 2014

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Charlene

Thursday 2nd of October 2014

In the ingredients section there is mentioned 1 whole egg (apart from the egg whites) but in the instructions, there is no mention when it should be added.

Tiffany

Saturday 9th of November 2013

So, i tried the recipe and the taste is amazing, however, mine turned out thick, like with the consistency of pound cake, is that how it's suppose to be? Or are there any tips?

Kaylynn

Wednesday 26th of June 2013

Yum yum yum - We love cake and I'm sure this one is FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing!

Audra @ Painless Meals

Tuesday 25th of June 2013

I'm with Alli - I have never made a cake from scratch, but Hubby's birthday is coming up and I may try this one! Thank you!

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