This Decadent White Cake recipe is the perfect combination of fluffy and moist. It’s perfect for a wedding cake or any special occasion. Here’s something interesting that you might like to know; most bakeries do NOT make white cake from scratch. They buy large amounts of basically boxed cake. The reason they do this is to save money and time, but a homemade white cake doesn’t compare to the box kind. Once you make this recipe, you will never return to any boxed cake mix. This recipe makes 2, 8-inch cakes.
Special Items Needed
Kitchen Aid Mixer, optional
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 1/4 cups cake flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
4 egg whites
Directions for Decadent White Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut 8-inch circles out of the parchment paper. The easy way to do this is place the 8-inch cake pan on top of the parchment paper and trace the bottom with a pen or pencil. Then cut the circles out. Place the parchment circles in the bottom of the pan and spray with cooking spray to make sure nothing sticks.
Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Sift all the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl, set aside. In a large bowl, combine the water, milk, and vanilla extract. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 3 separate additions, then add to the butter/sugar mixture and beat until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
Whip the egg whites until soft peaks. Fold the egg whites into the cake batter until fully incorporated. Pour batter evenly into the 2, 8-inch cake pans and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let the cake cool for 5 minutes, then invert onto a cooling rack. Let cool completely before icing or freeze until desired use. If you are going to freeze the cake, make sure that you leave the parchment paper attached to the cake and cover completely with plastic wrap.
To send you into white cake heaven on a fluffy floating cloud of satisfaction, top with Italian Buttercream Frosting!