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Every Occasion White Cake

The perfect fluffy, moist white cake recipe. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Egg white30 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15 servings
Calories: 338kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 Egg whites room temperature
  • 3 Cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. Baking powder
  • ¾ tsp. Baking soda
  • ¾ tsp. Salt
  • ¾ cup Butter softened
  • 2 ⅔ cup Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 cup Buttermilk *

Instructions

  • Separate Eggs. If egg whites are not already room temp, allow egg whites to stand at room temp. for 30 mins.
  • Grease 3 Eight-inch round cake pans with shortening, then coat with flour and set aside. In a medium bowl mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 Deg. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on high for 30 seconds. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until well combined.
  • Add egg whites and beat on medium-high for 3 mins. Alternate adding flour mixture and buttermilk mixture about a ⅓ of each at a time. Beat on low after each addition until well combined.
  • Divide batter amongst 3 prepared pans.
  • Bake in preheated oven 30-35 mins, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • When done immediately stick into freezer to lock in moisture, if unable cool on wire racks for at least 10 mins before removing cakes from pans. Cool thoroughly before frosting.

Notes

To make your own buttermilk simply add 1 tbs of vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of milk (or heavy cream or half and half) If I have half and half on hand I prefer to use that because it best mimics the thickness of butter
 

HOW TO MAKE YOUR PANS SO THE CAKE DOES NOT STICK! 

If you are making  layered cake like pictured the last thing you want is your cake to stick to the pans. To ensure the cake does not stick to the cake pans I like to do two things:
  1. Trace and line the bottom of the pan with a piece of parchment paper.
  2. Spray the sides with a quality non-stick spray like PAM. You can also do the tradition butter/flour method. However, PAM works a lot easier and faster. 
Bake in preheated oven 30-35 mins, or until toothpick comes out clean. When done immediately stick into freezer to lock in moisture, if unable cool on wire racks for at least 10 mins before removing cakes from pans.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 142mg | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1.2mg