Basic One Layer White Cake Recipe

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Basic One Layer White Cake

Linda Rider

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When split, this cake can be filled with cream for Boston Cream Pie, or Lemon Curd for a nice spring dessert


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

1 c
sugar
1/4 tsp
salt
1/4 c
butter, room temperature
1
egg
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 Tbsp
baking powder
3/4 c
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease and dust with flour a single 9-inch round cake pan for a single layer cake. Dust two if you are doubling the recipe for a layer cake.
2
1. Cream the sugar, salt, and shortening together. Add the egg and beat until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla.
3
2. In another bowl, mix the flour and baking powder together.
4
3. Add about one-third of the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and mix briefly. Add about one-third of the milk and mix. Continue twice more with the remaining flour and milk. Do not over mix. Scrape the batter into the pan.
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4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the cake tests done with a toothpick.

Let the cake rest in the pan for about five minutes and then remove it to a wire rack to continue cooling.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes