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Basic White Cake

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  2 reviews
  • 15 min prep time
  • 2 hr 0 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 12 servings
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Enjoy this great cake made with egg whites – a delicious dessert!

Ingredients

2
cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups sugar
3
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup milk
1/2
cup shortening
1
teaspoon vanilla or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
5
egg whites

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 (8- or 9-inch) round cake pans with shortening; lightly flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, shortening and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until moistened, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Add egg whites; beat 2 minutes longer, scrapping bowl occasionally. Pour batter evenly into pans.
  • 3 Bake 8-inch pans 30 to 38 minutes (9-inch pans 27 to 35 minutes) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans; place on wire racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Fill and frost as desired.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 (8- or 9-inch) round cake pans with shortening; lightly flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, shortening and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until moistened, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Add egg whites; beat 2 minutes longer, scrapping bowl occasionally. Pour batter evenly into pans.
  • 3 Bake 8-inch pans 30 to 38 minutes (9-inch pans 27 to 35 minutes) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans; place on wire racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Fill and frost as desired.

Expert Tips

If you'd like, bake this cake in a greased and floured 13x9-inch pan for 33 to 40 minutes - easy to frost and easy to carry!

Coconut Cake: Stir 1 cup flaked coconut into batter before pouring into pans. Poppy Seed Cake: Mix 1/4 cup poppy seed with an additional 1/4 cup milk; let stand 30 minutes. Add to batter with vanilla and egg whites.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
250mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
42g
14%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
26g
26%
Protein
4g
4%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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