Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

For greasing see my Pan Release, Professional Pan Coating (Better Than Pam Spray!) --- sugar free ginger-ale may be used in place of the club soda

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour a 13 x 9 -inch baking pan or two 8 or 9-in round baking pans.
  3. Combine sugar, flour, shortening, eggs, club soda, vanilla and baking powder.
  4. Beat with mixer on med speed for 2 minutes.
  5. Pour into prepared pans.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes (for a 13 x 9-inch).
  7. Frost with desired frosting.


Most Helpful

I have been trying scratch white cakes out for some time now and I have to say that this is by far my favorite. It's easy and it actually has flavor! I love it! Thanks!!!

partysweets June 24, 2010

just made it, it was so easy, and is delicious. used 'french buttercream frosting' with it, and filled with strawberry jelly and peanut butter blended together - really really good. i used non-stick spray instead of grease/flour and it ended up sticking to the pan - my bad. the cake is awesome though

coffeekrazed February 15, 2008

This cake TRULY deserves its name - 1000%! It is fool-proof and ABSOLUTELY "THE BEST" white cake on Earth! It is 100 times better than the store bought one! I'm thinking along the lines of starting a bakery at some point of time in life. If I ever do that, this will be the FIRST cake I'll sell. Amen. I am "In Love" with this cake. I made this in the afternoon today when I was totally free and got a phone call from a family friend that he'll be visiting us this evening with his family and cute little daughter. That got me all set with apron and mixing bowl, all geared up to make this. I enjoyed every moment of making this cake. I substituted the Crisco with 1/2 cup of margarine(melted). I got a can of Club Soda from the store yesterday just to make this wonderful cake and used that instead of water. This awesome cake took 2 hours to bake in my AMC Dutch Oven, but was well worth the wait and time. I can vouch for this recipe anywhere, anytime! After baking this and allowing it to cool, I sliced this cake in two parts(horizontally). Then, I spread a layer of melted Nutella over the bottom layer and topped it with a layer of melted white chocolate(recipe number:71388). Then, I put some sliced strawberries and semi-sweet chocolate chips over the white chocolate and covered it with the other layer. I didn't top this layer with Nutella or white chocolate or choc chips because this cake was already JUMBO sized(since I baked one cake and not 2 in 2 pans) and I was afraid it would all topple over the kitchen counterop and I didn't want the countertop to taste this treat before mom,dad, bro and our family friends' did;-) This cake is now sitting very proud on the table. Gosh this cake is a MOOD BOOSTER! -It was ROMANCE spilling out of the cake once it was ready and if my kitchen could talk, it would sing you your favourite song and whisper sweet nothings in your ear! If cakes could go on dates, this one would be picked up first!;-) I can't wait to serve this to my family for dessert tonight. You have made me one VERY HAPPY GIRL! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU as long as my heart beats (as long as I live) for this recipe!!!!!

Charishma_Ramchandani October 06, 2003

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