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

White Cake - dry ingredients combined in a white bowl and wet ingredients in a metal mixing bowl

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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5 from 3 votes

White Cake

White Cake – A bakery style white cake made from scratch. This cake has an amazing flavor with a light, fluffy crumb.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bakery-style, from scratch, white cake
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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Comments

  1. Reply

    5 stars
    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!

    1. Reply

      Me too, Sandra. This recipe is spot on I hope you try it!

  2. Reply

    This looks so yummy! I love a good cake recipe :]

    Blessings,
    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

  3. Reply

    Spotted this on Inspire Me Wednesday! Love the simplicity of a white cake!

    1. Reply

      Me too! Thank you for coming by, Melanie!

  4. Reply

    There’s something so classic and wonderful about white cake. This looks heavenly!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Courtney! 🙂

  5. Reply

    Thank you for sharing at Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!

  6. Reply

    Love your blog……pls send me updates…..thank you…blessings…..dolores

    1. Reply

      Aw, thank you so much, Dolores! You just made my day! 🙂

  7. Reply

    Looks yummy!!

    Thanks for linking up with Welcome Home Wednesdays! Live every Wednesday at 7AM CT.

    liz @ j for joiner

  8. Reply

    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. Reply

      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.

  9. Reply

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

    1. Reply

      I am so glad you enjoy the cake, Sandra! Thank you so much for coming by and letting me know! 🙂

  10. Reply

    5 stars
    Do I need to beat the egg whites? I’m going to try this delicious looking recipe tomorrow.

    1. Reply

      Hi, Gerald! No need to whip the whites. I hope you enjoy the cake.

  11. Reply

    Can i use this recipe to make zebra cake?

    1. Reply

      Hey, Joe! I’ve never tried to make a zebra cake so I can’t really tell you if this would work or not. Sorry.

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