One Layer White Cake

Debbie Bankston

By
@Deb59

This is a simple one layer cake made with ingredients we usually have on hand. Better than a cake mix, doubles easily for a two layer cake. Perfect for when you need a quick simple dessert with very little effort. Perfect as a short cake with any fruit, ice cream and whipped topping. Original recipe.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
I have a lot of plans for this little cake in the future! I can't wait to try some fruit shortcakes when the peaches and berries come into season. I think it would also make a delicious trifle. The size is perfect, especially if there are only a couple of people in your house, and you don't want a huge cake sitting around. The frosting is also good, lots of variations can be made with this recipe. It is a keeper for me!

Ingredients

4 Tbsp
butter softened
1/2 c
sugar
1
egg
1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 c
self rising flour
1/3+1/6 c
milk
2 oz
cream cheese softened
1 c
powdered sugar
1/4 tsp
vanilla extract
1-2 tsp
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour or spray with flour your pan, or use muffin liners in muffin tin.
2
Cream butter and sugar well, add egg, mix to combine, add vanilla, blend well. Add flour and milk alternately, begin and end with flour.
3
Put into prepared pan of choice. Bake at 350% for approx time depending on pan you use. Muffins take about 10-15 minutes, depending how much batter in each cup. Single layer cake approx 20-25 minutes.
4
While cake is baking, mix the frosting, cream the cream cheese well, add powdered sugar, small amounts at a time, to blend well, add vanilla and just enough milk for the spreading consistency desired. Cool cake completely before frosting.
5
This cake can also be used unfrosted as a short cake for fruit, ice cream, whipped topping, etc...makes wonderful strawberry or peach shortcake desserts.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy