Cakes & Cupcakes
Last up to date on: August 23, 2018
This is my favored white cake recipe! This cake is light, tender, moist, and topped with a delicious vanilla buttercream frosting.
Following I posted my preferred chocolate cake recipe a few months ago, I had many requests for a white cake recipe too. Now, I’ve always been a chocolate cake lover but right after receiving so a lot of requests I determined it was time to truly perform on a excellent white cake recipe.
I knew that this white cake essential to be light, soft, fluffy, and extremely moist. Right after some trial and error, I last but not least discovered the winning recipe! I even baked a white cake box mix to examine it to this recipe and my husband told me that my edition was better and had much more flavor. Now that’s what I call a win!
I’ve also included guidelines for how to bake this cake in a 913 pan if you don’t want to make a layer cake and some further photos to help you along the way!
How To Make This Cake
To make this cake, you’ll start off out by whisking collectively your dry elements some cake flour, baking powder, and salt. When it comes to this cake, I truly suggest sticking with cake flour versus all-purpose flour. Cake flour has a reduce protein material than all-function flour which produces a tender, fine crumb.
I did check this cake with a cake flour substitute (all-goal flour + cornstarch) and identified that the cake flour edition was significantly lighter and the cake layers were taller as well. If you don’t have any cake flour, I’ve included the cake flour substitute in the recipe notes. But if you can get your hands on some cake flour I do advise it. A handful of of my favorite cake flours that I’ve employed are Pillsbury Softasilk and Swans Down.
When you’ve mixed the dry ingredients collectively, whisk together your buttermilk with some vanilla extract and set them the two aside.
Then, you’ll cream collectively some unsalted butter and granulated sugar. I do really like brown sugar in cakes, but for this recipe, you want to stick with granulated sugar to get that classic white cake appear.
You also want to cream the butter and sugar together right up until they’re light in shade and fluffy, which can take about 4-five minutes. I know that looks like a while to cream with each other some butter and sugar, but this step is important. Why? Because it will include more air into the batter which will produce a lighter, fluffier cake.
Then, include the dry ingredients to the creamed butter and sugar in 3 additions alternating with the buttermilk mixture. Commence with one/3 of the dry substances, then combine in half of your buttermilk mixture, one more one/three of the dry components, the remaining buttermilk mixture, then the final one/3 of the dry substances. Alternating the dry components with the buttermilk helps to stop overmixing the cake batter which can result in a denser cake.
The final step is to beat your egg whites and fold them into the batter. Why just egg whites? Egg yolks have unwanted fat in them which can weigh down the cake. By utilizing just egg whites, you’ll develop a lighter cake and it will assist you hold that traditional white cake search as well.
You also want to beat the egg whites until they attain the stiff peak stage (when you lift the beaters out of the bowl the egg whites don’t fold over but instead, they stand straight up). It’s also very best to allow the egg whites sit at area temperature for about 30 minutes first, this will aid them whip up a lot better. Just make confident to gently fold them into the batter, I like to fold in half of the egg whites then fold in the rest. Once they’re folded in, your batter ought to seem like the picture above.
Then, you can both bake this cake in two 9-inch cake pans or make it a bit simpler and bake it in a 913 pan. I’ve incorporated directions for each alternatives in the recipe.
For this specific cake, I utilized my favored vanilla buttercream frosting recipe but elevated the amount of frosting so I had enough to decorate the total cake. I have a handful of other frosting recipes in that publish also, so truly feel totally free to use your favourite for this cake!