White Cake

White cake made from scratch? Tastes like it came from a bakery? Yes, you can do it yourself !

This is the best white cake recipe I have ever tasted. It’s perfect, I tell you! This cake is light and fluffy not dense and heavy. And the flavor is spot on.

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From Scratch Bakery Style White Cake

It’s so easy to make that you will never order another birthday cake from a bakery again.

Preheat your oven to 350 F, butter and flour 2 8″ round cake pans and line the bottom with parchment paper.

In a large bowl whisk together the all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

In another bowl whisk together the oil, egg whites, vanilla extract, and milk.

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Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

Divide the cake batter equally amongst 2 round cake pans. Bake for 35-40 minutes (8-inch pan), 45-50 minutes (6-inch pan), 20 minutes for cupcakes until the center of the cake springs back when touched.

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Let the cakes cool completely and frost it with your favorite frosting.  I chose a whipped cream frosting because I wasn’t in the mood for anything overly sweet.  It was the right choice.  

You could add a fruit jam spread to the middle and take it a little sweeter. Hmmm, wish I had done that now. Next time, I guess.

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White Cake Recipe

A bakery-style white cake made from scratch. This cake has an amazing flavor with a light, fluffy crumb.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bakery-style, from scratch, white cake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 533kcal
Author: Don’t Sweat The Recipe

Ingredients
 

For the Cake

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup neutral-flavored oil (I used canola)
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk

For a Whipped Cream Frosting:

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, well chilled
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 F, butter and flour 2 8″ round cake pans and line the bottom with parchment paper.
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  • Whisk together the wet ingredients in a smaller mixing bowl.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Divide batter evenly between your cake pans and bake for 35-40 minutes (8″ pan), 45-50 minutes (6″ pan), 20 minutes for cupcakes until the center of the cake springs back when touched.
  • Allow cakes to set for 5-10 minutes in the pan before inverting onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • To make the whipped cream frosting:
  • Place the bowl and whisk attachment for your stand mixer or a metal or glass bowl and beaters for your hand mixer in the fridge or freezer until they are cold.
  • Add the cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla to the chilled bowl, and beat on medium-high to high speed until soft peaks form. Do not overbeat.
  • Frost with the whipped cream frosting. or as desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 533kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 633IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 2mg

Recipe inspired by goodiegodmother

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19 Comments

  1. The perfect white cake recipe has eluded me for years. So many aren’t really white, they’re light yellow because of the egg yolks. I’m looking forward to trying this and I love the dark background in your pictures. Pinning!5 stars

  2. Thanks for the recipe. How do I do it if I want it on a 9×13 dish? I also have a heart pan I think it’s a 9×9 so thought of pouring it in there and the remaining make cupcakes

    1. You will just need to adjust the cooking time. I would suggest 30-35 minutes. Watch closely, it’s done when the center springs back when touched.

  3. Made it this past weekend–can’t believe how easy and delicious this was! No more white cake mixes for me! Thank you!5 stars

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