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basic one layer white cake

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Linda Rider
Escanaba, MI

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

(3 ratings)
yield 6 -8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For basic one layer white cake

  • 1 c
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 1
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 3/4 c

How To Make basic one layer white cake

  • 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.
  • 5
    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.

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