White Cake

"For greasing see my recipe#78579 --- sugar free ginger-ale may be used in place of the club soda"
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease and flour a 13 x 9 -inch baking pan or two 8 or 9-in round baking pans.
  • Combine sugar, flour, shortening, eggs, club soda, vanilla and baking powder.
  • Beat with mixer on med speed for 2 minutes.
  • Pour into prepared pans.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes (for a 13 x 9-inch).
  • Frost with desired frosting.

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  1. I have been trying scratch white cakes out for some time now and I have to say that this is by far my favorite. It's easy and it actually has flavor! I love it! Thanks!!!
  2. just made it, it was so easy, and is delicious. used 'french buttercream frosting' with it, and filled with strawberry jelly and peanut butter blended together - really really good. i used non-stick spray instead of grease/flour and it ended up sticking to the pan - my bad. the cake is awesome though
  3. This cake TRULY deserves its name - 1000%! It is fool-proof and ABSOLUTELY "THE BEST" white cake on Earth! It is 100 times better than the store bought one! I'm thinking along the lines of starting a bakery at some point of time in life. If I ever do that, this will be the FIRST cake I'll sell. Amen. I am "In Love" with this cake. I made this in the afternoon today when I was totally free and got a phone call from a family friend that he'll be visiting us this evening with his family and cute little daughter. That got me all set with apron and mixing bowl, all geared up to make this. I enjoyed every moment of making this cake. I substituted the Crisco with 1/2 cup of margarine(melted). I got a can of Club Soda from the store yesterday just to make this wonderful cake and used that instead of water. This awesome cake took 2 hours to bake in my AMC Dutch Oven, but was well worth the wait and time. I can vouch for this recipe anywhere, anytime! After baking this and allowing it to cool, I sliced this cake in two parts(horizontally). Then, I spread a layer of melted Nutella over the bottom layer and topped it with a layer of melted white chocolate(recipe number:71388). Then, I put some sliced strawberries and semi-sweet chocolate chips over the white chocolate and covered it with the other layer. I didn't top this layer with Nutella or white chocolate or choc chips because this cake was already JUMBO sized(since I baked one cake and not 2 in 2 pans) and I was afraid it would all topple over the kitchen counterop and I didn't want the countertop to taste this treat before mom,dad, bro and our family friends' did;-) This cake is now sitting very proud on the table. Gosh this cake is a MOOD BOOSTER! -It was ROMANCE spilling out of the cake once it was ready and if my kitchen could talk, it would sing you your favourite song and whisper sweet nothings in your ear! If cakes could go on dates, this one would be picked up first!;-) I can't wait to serve this to my family for dessert tonight. You have made me one VERY HAPPY GIRL! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU as long as my heart beats (as long as I live) for this recipe!!!!!
  4. I also had this recipe come out very dense - it was almost like a poundcake. I used 2 8-inch round pans & the cake hardly rose at all. It wasn't what I wanted for this particular occasion (birthday cake), but it was still good. I will probably make it again, but cut back on the sugar a little, & maybe see how it does in a loaf pan. Thanks for sharing! :)
  5. I made this cake as directed and used two 9" round pans for baking. The baking time was 20 minutes for me. This cake did not rise very much. The flavour was good, but it is very sweet. I had difficulty removing from the pans in one piece despite greasing and flouring the pans well.


  1. Best white cake I've ever made! Tastes better than most, nice and fluffy and moist, and really simple to do. Used just under 1/2 cup canola oil in place of the Crisco, which might be why mine wasn't snow white but more of a very pale yellow. Instead of greasing/flouring the pan, I lined it with parchment paper and the cake came right off, no problem. I mixed in some colorful sprinkles to make a "Funfetti" cake for a kid's birthday party, and used a lemon flavored buttercream in between two layers of cake. It was fantastic! Thank you!
  2. I needed a white cake mix for making Janice Gill's "Easy Rhubarb Cake", so I used this recipe. I used only 1 1/2 cups sugar since the rhubarb cake had sugar, jello and marshmallows in it. I substituted margarine for the shortening since I was out of this as well. I used club soda. Great recipe, Kittencal. Thanks for posting.



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