|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 10g||13%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5%|
|Total Carbohydrate 51g||18%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
|Total Sugars 25g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||1%|
|*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.|
A white cake is made with egg whites (no yolks), which gives the cake a beautiful snow-white color. I prefer vegetable oil to shortening or butter for this recipe, since it makes the cake moister, and we lose a bit of moisture without the egg yolks.
2 2/3 cups cake flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
4 large egg whites
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Gather the ingredients.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter and flour two 9-inch cake pans. It can help to line the bottom with a circle of parchment paper cut to fit pan.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, oil, baking powder, salt, vanilla, and half the milk and mix until blended.
Add egg whites and the rest of the milk and whisk until everything is blended.
Pour batter into prepared pans and transfer them to oven.
Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, or with a crumb or two attached. You can start testing after 27 minutes because it's better to check too soon than to overbake.
Cool cakes for 10 minutes in pans on a wire rack, then loosen edges by running a knife along side. Turn cakes out onto racks and cool for at least another hour before frosting.
- If it's been more than six months since you bought the baking powder in your pantry, replace it. Baking powder loses its potency quickly, and your cake won't rise properly if it's too old. (The same is true of baking soda, but this white cake recipe doesn't happen to use any.)
- Don't skip the cooling process for the cakes before you frost them. If you don't wait until they are fully cooled, you run the risk of having the frosting melt off.
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