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Best White Cake Recipe

Best White Cake Recipe

Best White Cake Recipe that is perfect for weddings, birthdays & any other celebration. This easy, classic, 2-layer cake really is the best homemade dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword birthday, cake, wedding, white cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12


  • 1 cup milk room temperature
  • 6 large egg whites room temperature
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2-1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1-3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 3/4 cup butter softened but still cool- cubed (1-1/2 sticks)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Prepare two 8-inch cake pans by greasing with shortening, lining the bottom with parchment, greasing with shortening again & then flouring & shaking out the excess.
  • Blend milk, egg whites, & extracts in a medium bowl until fully combined.
  • Slowly mix cake flour, sugar, baking powder, & salt in the bowl of electric mixer.
  • Add the cubed butter, & beat on low, 1-2 minutes.
  • Add milk mixture to dry ingredients & beat on medium, about 3 minutes.
  • Pour batter evenly between the two prepared cake pans.
  • Bake until a toothpick test comes out with just a few crumbs, about 27 to 30 minutes.
  • Cool cakes in pans for about 5 minutes.
  • Carefully flip the cakes out onto a wire cooling rack & continue cooling until they reach room temperature.
  • I like to then freeze my cakes before decorating because it makes the frosting spread easier. But you can frost them at room temperature if you like.