Special-Occasion White Cake

"Recipe is from Taste of Home."
photo by Bonnie G #2 photo by Bonnie G #2
photo by Bonnie G #2
photo by Bonnie G #2 photo by Bonnie G #2
Ready In:
2hrs 10mins




  • In large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • Beat in extracts.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with water.
  • Beat just until combined.
  • In another mixing bowl, beat egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.
  • Pour into two greased and floured 9-inch round baking pans.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • In large mixing bowl, beat shortening, confectioners' sugar, extracts and salt until light and fluffy.
  • Add enough milk to achieve frosting consistency.
  • Place one cake on a serving plate; spread with 1 cup frosting.
  • Top with remaining cake.
  • Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake.

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  1. Needed a white cake (requested favorite) for friends 12th Anniversary and decided to give this a try. I'm not much of a baker OR a cake decorator but this one came together easy with things I had on hand and the results was light, fluffy and full of rich vanilla flavor with just a hint of the almond. I did use recipe#215952 as a filling to give it something a little extra and it was a hit with the crowd. So good, thanks for posting
  2. I believe this is the same recipe my mother-in-law used to make and I loved it so much! I had the recipe, but lost it. I just came it in Taste of Home, June/July 2007 and was going to add it here for safe-keeping. Thanks for posting it! I will review it when I make it!


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