Elegant White Cake

Recipe by Kay D.
READY IN: 45mins




  • Preheat oven to 350°F (I have found that if you lower the oven temperature to 325, it will often prevent the "doming" of the layers.
  • Grease and flour 2 8-inch pans OR butter and line with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, baking powder, sugar, salt and extracts until light and fluffy, about 6 minutes.
  • Add the egg whties to the butter mixture one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir 1/3 of the flour into the creamed mixture, then half the milk.
  • Repeat process, ending with flour.
  • Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl down after each addition.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pans.
  • Bake for about 23 minutes, or until cake tests done.
  • Cool completely in pans on wire racks.