My son decided for his birthday this year he wanted me to make him a white cake. So I searched for a good recipe. Here is one to share with you:
White Cake – from scratch
- 2 3/4 cups sifted cake flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 egg whites
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
Measure sifted flour, baking powder, and salt; sift together three times.
In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Add 1/2 cup sugar gradually, and continue beating only until meringue will hold up in soft peaks.
Cream butter or margarine. Gradually add remaining 1 cup sugar, and cream together until light and fluffy. Add sifted ingredients alternately with milk a small amount at a time, beating after each addition until smooth. Mix in flavorings. Add meringue, and beat thoroughly into batter. Spread batter in a 15 x 10 x 1 inch pan which has been lined on the bottom with parchment paper.
Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes in 2- 9 inch rounds or for 25-30 minutes in 3- 8 inch rounds. Cool cake in pan 10 minutes, then remove from pan and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.