53 Ratings
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  • 4 Rating Star 10
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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.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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).

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  • 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.

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  • Makes 12 to 16 servings.

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Coconut White Cake:

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

Nutrition Facts

268 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat, 0 g polyunsaturated fat, 3 g monounsaturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 274 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 29 g sugar, 4 g protein.

Reviews (5)

Most helpful positive review

09/02/2018
I have been making this cake every year for family birthdays for about 20 years. This is a newer recipe, I follow the older one. Use really good quality butter, don't skimp! Use good buttermilk. The old recipe had you add all of the liquids after the initial dry stuff was mixed for 30 secs. I do that. And it says to beat for 2 mins, I do that. I time it each time. Then, you add all of the egg whites at once and beat for 2 mins. Be really careful about how long you bake it. It's easy to overbake. People rave about this cake. It's moist, delicious, perfect. Either you left something out (believe me I have done it) or your oven is whacked. This cake is delicious!

Most helpful critical review

05/13/2013
This is the most horrible recipe I have ever made. It looks NOTHING like the picture. The texture is like curdled goat milk. It rose too much and burnt all over the pans. I wouldn't let a dog eat this! DO NOT USE THIS.
53 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 27
  • 4 Rating Star 10
  • 1 Rating Star 7
  • 3 Rating Star 4
  • 2 Rating Star 2
  • 0 Rating Star 3
09/02/2018
I have been making this cake every year for family birthdays for about 20 years. This is a newer recipe, I follow the older one. Use really good quality butter, don't skimp! Use good buttermilk. The old recipe had you add all of the liquids after the initial dry stuff was mixed for 30 secs. I do that. And it says to beat for 2 mins, I do that. I time it each time. Then, you add all of the egg whites at once and beat for 2 mins. Be really careful about how long you bake it. It's easy to overbake. People rave about this cake. It's moist, delicious, perfect. Either you left something out (believe me I have done it) or your oven is whacked. This cake is delicious!
08/20/2018
This is absolutely horrible. Store brand cake mixes have better tasting cakes. The edges are hard as a rock no matter what I did. The taste is awful. Very disappointed I usually love my BHG cook book recipes
05/13/2013
This is the most horrible recipe I have ever made. It looks NOTHING like the picture. The texture is like curdled goat milk. It rose too much and burnt all over the pans. I wouldn't let a dog eat this! DO NOT USE THIS.
05/17/2013
white cake with soda?but backing soda gives a yellow color to any cake ,how could it be snow-white?besides the cake in the picture is NOT snow-white!yet I will try it, since it uses just 4 and not 6 or 10egg whites. Iwanit for my birhday,with filling and frosting,3mounts later.enogh time for study &research!
05/23/2013
Great recipe for white cake because its so moist and turns out perfectly every time. If you want it whiter, use shortening instead of butter and clear vanilla for flavor. People who don't usually like white cake rave about this one when I make it. You can't go wrong with it!