Classic White Cake

Recipe by Steve P.
READY IN: 50mins




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