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    Classic White Cake

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    1Steve's Note:

    The fine moist crumb of this cake complements any type of filling and frosting makes for the perfect celebratory cake.

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    1. 1
      Butter two 9-inch diameter by 1 1/2-inch deep layer pans or 1 (13 by 9 by 2-inch) pan.
    2. 2
      Lined bottoms with parchment or waxed paper.
    3. 3
      Set a rack at the middle level of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees.
    4. 4
      In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar for about 5 minutes, until light and fluffy.
    5. 5
      Stir together flour, baking powder and salt.
    6. 6
      Set aside.
    7. 7
      Combine egg whites, milk and vanilla extract.
    8. 8
      Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to butter mixture then add half the milk mixture.
    9. 9
      Continue to alternate beginning and ending with flour mixture.
    10. 10
      Scrape bowl and beater often.
    11. 11
      Pour batter into prepared pan (s) and smooth top with a metal spatula.
    12. 12
      Bake cake (s) about 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center emerges clean.
    13. 13
      Cool in pan on a rack for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a rack, remove paper and let cool completely.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 06, 2004


      I made this cake to give to my sister in law that was ailing. I used a carmel icing #24765 which complimented this cake very well. When we dropped it off, she gave us each a slice of cake. I have recently starting making my cakes from scratch and find them very simple to do. I love the flavor of this cake and will continue to make it in the future.

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    • on April 01, 2003


      I was searching for a cake to properly complement ChrissyO's Lemon Butter Lemon Butter and came up with your delicious cake, Steve! What a fabulous find! This cake stands completely on its own! Fabulous moist texture and flavor! I made a 13x9x2" cake knowing that I would be serving it with the Lemon Butter. I followed your excellent directions exactly. I highly recommned serving this cake with the Lemon Butter- really tasty!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us, Steve!!

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    • on July 04, 2009


      I don't know what I did wrong, but this cake turned out pretty dense and crumbly. It tasted like a big sugar cookie. I ate it anyway, though.

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    Nutritional Facts for Classic White Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (1120 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1770.8
    Calories from Fat 664
    Total Fat 73.8 g
    Saturated Fat 46.0 g
    Cholesterol 195.9 mg
    Sodium 876.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 252.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
    Sugars 151.3 g
    Protein 27.4 g

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