Basic White Layer Cake
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 4 large egg whites
- 2 teaspoons 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 in 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.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 508 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 376mg sodium, 81g carbohydrate (61g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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Jan 3, 2018
Has nice flavor and texture. Not as light as a boxed, which I prefer. Boxed is like eating cotton candy, it disappears before you can chew it. ??
Oct 9, 2013
This is a delicious and easy basic white cake recipe. I make it every year with chocolate buttercream frosting for my sweetie.
Jul 13, 2012
Bake it right. Yes. I had the same issue but seeing as it is a layer cake, that's probably the point.
Feb 21, 2012
I know that this cake was suppost to be in 2- 9" pans but, I made this recipe in a 9 x 13 cake pan and thought it would look like a regular cake but the finished result was about 1" high. It rose in the oven, then went down when cooled. Did anyone else have this problem? Does this cake really work in a 9 x 13 pan?
Aug 14, 2011
Very moist and delicious. I made the recipe 1-1/2 times and made a 3 layer cake. The layers came out very even and the frosted cake looked very pretty.
Mar 12, 2009
so moist. yum.I added a little almond flavor. I will also cut the sugar a little next time as it was almost too sweet when iced, but still so good.