Basic White Cake - two 12

Recipe by Steve_G
READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease two 12-inch x 1 1/2 (or 2) inch cake plans line bottoms with parchment paper grease bottom and flour entire pan.
  • Prepare magic cake strips if using.
  • In a medium bowl lightly combine the egg whites, 1/4 of the milk, and vanilla, beat lightly with a fork to combine In a large mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients and mix on low speed for 30 seconds to blend.
  • Add the butter and remaining milk.
  • Mix on low speed until the dry ingredients are moistened.
  • Beat for 90 seconds at medium speed to develop cake structure.
  • Stop mixer, scrape down the sides.
  • Gradually add the egg/milk/vanilla mixture in 3 batches, beating 20 seconds after each addition.
  • Stop mixer, scrape down the sides and give it a final mix by hand.
  • Pour the batter in the prepared pans and smooth surface.
  • Bake 40-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in cake comes out clean and the cake springs back when pressed lightly in center.
  • (The cakes should start to shrink from the sides of pans after taking them out of the oven.) Cool the cakes in the pans for 10 minutes, then invert onto a buttered rack.
  • Reinvert cakes so that tops are right side up.
  • Cool to room temperature and wrap tightly with plastic wrap.