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bea's homemade white cake

(19 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Bea L.
Emerald Isle, NC

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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Voted Members' Choice! 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.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(19 ratings)
method Bake

Ingredients For bea's homemade white cake

  • CAKE:
  • 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 lg
    eggs, room temperature

How To Make bea's homemade white cake

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    Pour evenly into your prepared pan.
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    STRAWBERRIES: Wash and cap 1 pound of strawberries. Slice or chop and place into bowl.
  • 5
    Cover strawberries with 1/2 cup sugar, stir, cover and place in fridge for a couple of hours to marinate.
  • 6
    HOMEMADE WHIPPED CREAM: Place measuring cup and beaters in the bowl you will be using and place in refrigerator for a couple of hours.
  • 7
    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.
  • Topped with strawberries. YUM. Didn't have whipped cream in the house; but that's okay as it was good this way too! 5/9/13
    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!
  • THE BEST MOIST CAKE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    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.
  • Banana Pudding Cake
    ALSO, check out Paula's recipe, which this recipe inspired her to make her banana pudding cake...