Bea's Homemade White Cake

Bea L. Recipe

By Bea L. BeachChic


This cake is sweet and so good that it doesn't need anything else. But topping it with strawberries and homemade whipped cream can only make it better.

You can make this not only as a sheet cake but a layer cake as well as cupcakes. Use your favorite icing and you'll have a great cake.

Special Note: Set out the milk, eggs and butter on countertop an hour before starting cake. This allows them to be at room temperature for better results.

*This is not diet friendly but why not indulge ever now and then, right? 3/4/12

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Bea is absolutely right... This cake doesn't need a bit of frosting! We served it with a scoop of French vanilla ice cream, though, and it was absolutely de-lish.


1 1/2 c
cake flour
1 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 c
granulated sugar
3 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt (i use sea salt)
1 c
milk ( i use 1%)
1 1/2 stick
butter, softened
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract*
2 large
eggs, room temperature

Directions Step-By-Step

CAKE: Preheat oven to 350. Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray and set aside. I actually use Wilton Cake Release. I buy it at either Walmart or Michaels'.

In your stand mixer bowl add the first five (5) ingredients and whisk together until well combined. Add milk, butter and vanilla* (plus 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract if so desired) and beat on low speed to combine. Now turn on medium speed and beat for two (2) minutes, scraping down sides after the first minute. Add whole eggs(not just the whites) and continue beating for an additional two (2) minutes on medium speed.
Pour evenly into your prepared pan.
Bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes.

NOTE: You can also use 2 or 3 round cake pans. Check them for doneness at 20 - 25 minutes.
Wash and cap 1 pound of strawberries. Slice or chop and place into bowl.
Cover strawberries with 1/2 cup sugar, stir, cover and place in fridge for a couple of hours to marinate.
Place measuring cup and beaters in the bowl you will be using and place in refrigerator for a couple of hours.
Now measure out one (1) cup heavy whipping cream and beat on high for a couple of minutes or until it's the consistency of cool whip. Fold in 1/2 cup powdered sugar and combine well.
This makes and excellent strawberry shortcake. Put a piece of this cake into a bowl, spoon on desired amount of sweetened strawberries and a big dollop of homemade whipped cream and top with more strawberries. Enjoy!
NOTE: Please check out my friend Didi's recipe for making cupcakes with this recipe. She said she was able to get 22 cupcakes from this recipe.
White Almond Cupcakes with Strawberry...
ALSO, check out Paula's recipe, which this recipe inspired her to make her banana pudding cake...
Banana Pudding Cake

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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Gail Welch sugarshack
Mar 4, 2012
Looks delicious, Bea! Saving!
Karla Everett Karla59
Mar 4, 2012
Bea , this looks good and I love strawberry shortcake..saving :D
Straws Kitchen CinCooks
Mar 4, 2012
oh this is definitely a save for me.
My Hubby and I both love a good white cake, such a great blank canvas to any dessert.
susan simons imbossmare
Mar 5, 2012
Bea this sounds like a winner I'll have to try it for my BFF that loves white cake..Thanks so much for sharing.
Annette W. greeneyez
Mar 5, 2012
Bea this is right up my alley. I'll take white cake over chocolate any day of the week. YUMMO. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe.
jamie Beecham jamie4cakes
Mar 5, 2012
Thanks Ms Sunshine I will keep this and diffently bake it when the strawberries are ready. It looks like a very good cake
jamie Beecham jamie4cakes
Mar 5, 2012
Hi Ms Sunshine I have pinned this to my board
Dana Ramsey DRamsey
Mar 5, 2012
Oh Bea this looks wonderful and sounds so yummy. Will be a saver for me for sure and will share it with my mother as she loves white cake! I bet you any money that this cake will taste just like my nanny's! Thanks Bea for taking me down memory lane! Hugs!
Bea L. BeachChic
Mar 5, 2012
You are all so welcome. I took one of my old recipes and tweaked it with the two different flours and changed the measurement of the baking powder. This cake not only looks pretty but it tastes so good and smells wonderful!

Jamie, Food Lion has 1 pound tubs of strawberries on sale. They were beautiful and so delish.
Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011
Mar 5, 2012
Very nice recipe that I'm saving! I love strawberry short cake and this cake will be perfect for that!! YUM!
Bea L. BeachChic
Mar 5, 2012
((( hugs )))
Deneece Gursky Smokeygirlxo
Mar 5, 2012
oh yum bea!!! this looks just sooooo tempting!! saved for sure!
Bea L. BeachChic
Mar 5, 2012
Let me know if you make it. It is soooooo gooooood!!!