Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition


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


Most Helpful

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.

Gwen Sargeant February 06, 2004

I was searching for a cake to properly complement ChrissyO's Lemon Butter recipe #27934 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!!

Bev April 01, 2003

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.

Miu July 04, 2009

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