Vanilla White Cake

Brenda Downey


I made this cake for the first time several days ago, and it was probably the most delicious white cake I have made! I love white cake with butter cream frosting..this is my favorite type of cake, but I love them all. I am a cake! This recipe is from Rebecca Weber (Foods That Really Schmecks by Edna Staebler)..I just had to post it on JAP site, so I can always have this recipe for future preparations! I also recommend using Sherry Symmonds, 'Yummy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting' on this cake, since her frosting is soo delicious, but any frosting can be used.


★★★★★ 2 votes

1 Hr
35 Min


  • 1/2 c
    butter (room temperature)
  • 2 c
    white sugar
  • 3 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 3 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 1/2 c
    ice water
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 4
    egg whites, beaten stiff (on high speed, for approx four minutes)

How to Make Vanilla White Cake


  1. 1. Add sugar to the butter and mix on LOW setting for about ten minutes. (important step)

    2. Sift all dry ingredients together in bowl.

    3. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with ice water and flavorings to sugar and butter mixture..beating thoroughly after every addition.

    4. Fold in (stiffly beaten) egg whites.

    5. Grease two 9-inch cake pans, and then lightly dust them with flour. Pour batter evenly into the cake pans.

    6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.

    7. Cool down cakes, and frost with favorite type of frosting.

    NOTE: I recommend a Just a Pinch Members posting by, Sherry Symmonds, 'Yummy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting' (this is such a delish frosting)

    Yummy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

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About Vanilla White Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: English

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