White Cake

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Tastier than a boxed cake mix, this moist snow-white cake recipe is quick and easy. Stir coconut into the batter for a version that's even more flavorful.

White Cake slices on white background
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cool Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
12

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup butter or shortening, softened

  • 1 ¾ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 ⅓ cup buttermilk or sour milk

Directions

  1. Allow egg whites to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grease and lightly flour two 9x1-1/2-inch or 8x1-1/2-inch round cake pans or grease one 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set the pan(s) aside. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until well combined. Add egg whites 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Spread batter into the prepared pan(s).

  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes for 9-inch pans, 30 to 35 minutes for 8-inch pans or 13x9-inch pan, or until a wooden toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool cake layers in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove cake layers from pans. Cool thoroughly on racks. Or, place 13x9x2-inch cake in pan on a wire rack; cool thoroughly. Frost with desired frosting.

  4. Makes 12 to 16 servings.

Coconut White Cake:

Prepare as above, except stir 3/4 cup toasted flaked coconut into batter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

268 Calories
9g Fat
44g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 268
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 274mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 4g
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 83mg 2%
Folate, total 36.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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