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Basic White Layer Cake

 Basic White Layer Cake
Every recipe file should contain a standard delicious cake like this. Topped with your favorite flavor of frosting, it's great for any occasion.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
10-12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 2-1/2 cups frosting of your choice


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add
  • egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in
  • vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add
  • to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after
  • each addition.
  • Spread evenly into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted
  • near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing
  • from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Spread frosting between
  • layers and over the top and sides of cake. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 508 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 376 mg sodium, 81 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.