Rich White Cake With Strawberry Frosting

Recipe by Wildflour
READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 1 cake




  • Cream butter and shortening, gradually add sugar, beating well on medium speed.
  • Combine water and milk in small bowl, set aside.
  • Combine flour, baking powder and salt, add to creamed mixture alternately with milk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  • Stir in flavorings.
  • Beat egg whites, (at room temp.), til stiff peaks form.
  • Gently fold into batter.
  • Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9" round cake pans.
  • Bake at 350º for 20 minutes, or til toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pans 10 minutes, remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.
  • Spread frosting between layers, sides and top of cake.
  • Garnish with whole strawberries if desired.
  • Strawberry frosting:.
  • Thaw berries, place in a strainer.
  • Slightly mash, and let drain to measure 2/3 cup strawberry pulp.
  • Combine pulp and remaining ingredients in top of double-boiler, place over boiling water.
  • Beat at high speed for 7 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Makes enough frosting for a 3-layer cake.