Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

This recipe is from Colette Peters in a wonderful book called Cakes To Dream On. It's one of the many recipes I tested when making my daughter's first birthday cake.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. Coat 2 8-inch cake pans with cooking spray and line with parchment paper.
  3. Sift together the flours, baking powder and salt.
  4. Cream the butter and sugars together in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
  5. Add vanilla and the egg whites, scraping down the sides of mixing bowl.
  6. Mix again until fluffy.
  7. Add the sifted flour mixture in three batches, alternating with three batches of milk, and ending the additions with flour.
  8. Mix each addition just until combined; do not overmix or the cake will be dry.
  9. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  10. Bake for 30- 35 minutes, or until cake tests done.
  11. Let the cakes cool completely in the pans on wire racks.
  12. Wrap and refrigerate (cake still in pan) until ready to decorate.
Most Helpful

I found this recepie in Peters' Book Cake to Dream On. I'm not sure what I did wrong with this cake, but I used it to make cupcakes and they have been baking for almost and hour and a half and are still not testing as done! Thoughts?

benners1980 December 04, 2010