Gail Herbest Recipe

Super Moist White Cake

By Gail Herbest Gaillee

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Gail's Story

This is the best white cake I have ever tasted, so moist and has a wonderful flavor. It reminds me of a wedding cake. I use Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla which is in my opinion the best. I always use milk but if you prefer you can use water. You can add any flavor you want maybe a dash of almond if you like. It does take a little longer to bake I have gone as long as 40 minutes, it depends on your oven and pan size. It is very easy to work with, I cool mine on a wire cookie rack that I spray lightly with no stick cooking spray, it is very easy to frost and slices beautifully


1 box
(18.25 ounce) white cake mix ( i use french vanilla)
1 c
sifted cake flour
1 c
white sugar
3/4 tsp
1 1/3 c
whole milk
1 c
sour cream
2 Tbsp
canola oil
2 tsp
real vanilla extract
4 medium
egg whites

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour an 11x13 inch cake pan, or two 9 inch round cake pans
Stir together the white cake mix, flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl until well mixed. Pour in the milk (or water), sour cream, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract, and egg whites, and beat with an electric mix on low until all the ingredients are mixed and moistened about 4 minutes
3. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan, and bake in the preheated oven until the top is a light golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Allow to cool before frosting.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtags: #Vanilla, #moist

  • Comments

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    Helene Rodriguez Delgado Babushelene - Sep 8, 2011
    What kind of frosting did you use?
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    Angela Gray angiemath - Sep 8, 2011
    Gail, This is a God send for me ! I love white cake but they are almost always dry. I have made probably every white cake recipe out there and have found only one I like. But this looks so easy and if it taste like "wedding" cake then I am in ! Blessings, Angela *When I make it I will post and take pics !
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    Stephanie Dodd skeen - Sep 8, 2011
    I too love a good white cake; it is one of my favorites!!! I will DEFINITELY try this!!!!
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    Stephanie Dodd skeen - Sep 8, 2011
    I will use a 9 x 13" pan as I don't bake layered cakes; too difficult! LOL
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    Gail Herbest Gaillee - Sep 8, 2011
    Thanks everyone, I was on a quest for a moist white cake when I found this about a year ago, I changed it in hopes it would not turn out dry, ( using milk, cake flour)and I always add more than I need when it comes to vanilla! it turned out awesome, so moist I have in the past added the almond extract but I usually make it with just the vanilla. The frosting I used in the picture was butter cream but I like cream cheese better :-) Let me know when you try it and what you think :-)