Wednesday, March 6, 2019

White Cake

I've been meaning to share this cake recipe for so long now. I've made it for my husbands birthday at least the last three years. I guess the blog worthy photo's are what has kept me from sharing. Being the short days are still here in February, I battle with enough sunlight to get a photo. And in hind sight, I'm embarrassed at how fast this cake disappears!  This year I was able to snap the photo's more easily since husband wasn't home for his birthday! Yep, his birthday cake had to wait two days under my supervision for him to get home to enjoy this.

Dear Husband (aka Truckin' Man) loves this cake so much I should make it more often for him. But, you know... Then I eat more of it than I should, it's one of those that I have to fight with myself on. 

I've wanted a simple scratch white cake recipe for years, and this one fits the bill. It doesn't rise as high as box mix, but that's ok! It's so moist, you will just fall in love with it.

I chuckled last month when some friends made this recipe, and sent a Snapchat showing me "Kris Cake", as they have started to call it. I loved that!

Now, I do believe this frosting is what sends this wonderful cake out of the park, to birthday cake levels, so stay tuned for that recipe. I will be sharing soon!

White Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening (Crisco)
1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 egg whites (at room temperature)
1 1/3 cup buttermilk (at room temperature)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9 x 13 pan, dust with flour and set aside.

In medium bowl sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  In large mixing bowl, add shortening and beat on medium speed for 1 minute.  Add sugar, mixing until combined. Add egg whites and vanilla, beat for one minute.  Add buttermilk to mixture, alternating with flour, mixing well after each addition. Beat on high for two minutes.

Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Frost as desired.

Store in airtight container

Source: NellieBellie

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  1. The cake has such a tender and smooth crumb. Must be very delicious with that frosting!

  2. Any cake is good. This one would be great for breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dessert and bedtime. I don't think I can make it just because. My granddaughter would love it. She likes vanilla cake with vanilla icing and sprinkles. I know, I'll make it with her and she can take it home! (after we try a piece!)

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  3. White cake and white frosting is a favorite birthday cake combination in my family too. I can't wait to try your recipe!

  4. Wow! What a great recipe, this looks really delicious even if I haven't tasted it yet. The idea of putting banana in this cake is great. Would love to give it a try at home.

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  5. This looks so delicious! Carla sent me over here for the recipe, she shared a link to your blog today :) I do love a good homemade white cake recipe, and will save this for future reference! Happy to meet you today :)