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    filed under: White Cakes on October 19, 2016

    This delicious White Cake Recipe hits the spot when you have a craving for cake!

    White Cake

    White Cake

    I love a good white cake. But sometimes I just want it for a snack and not make a layer cake. In those moments this is my go-to recipe! There are only 8 ingredients and it can be in front of you in just under an hour!

    To make this cake you will need:

    White snack cake recipe (below)

    Vanilla buttercream recipe

    8×8 pan

    White Cake with White Buttercream

    For the frosting, I used this Whipped Buttercream recipe and halved it.

    White Cake Recipe

    Tips for Success:

    You’ll notice that I listed almond extract as optional. I am a HUGE fan of almond extract in white cake and absolutely love the freshness that it adds to this delicate cake. If you would prefer to not use it, simply omit from recipe. 🙂

    Be sure your milk and eggs are at room temperature. (More info on that in my Best Yellow Cupcakes blog post) To quickly warm milk you can pop it in the microwave for 10 seconds. To warm eggs, just let them sit in a cup of warm water for about 5 minutes. Easy peasy!

    Make sure you prepare your dish well! I love using GOOP (Homemade Pan Release) in this recipe.

    If you plan on serving your cake right in the pan like I did, try my tips for baking a level cake.

    White Cake Recipe

    Just look at the crumb!!

    One thing I love about this cake is how easily adaptable it is. You can serve it with fresh fruit, with chocolate frosting, or even by itself! You can add raspberry extract, peppermint extract, orange extract, or add some lemon zest and lemon juice. The possibilities are endless!

    4.58 from 7 votes
    White Snack Cake
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    38 mins
    Total Time
    53 mins
    Servings: 9 people
    Author: Amanda
    • 1/2 c (113g) butter, softened
    • 1 c (200g) granulated sugar
    • 1/2 c (123g) whole milk, room temperature
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1/4 tsp. pure almond extract optional
    • 1 1/2 c (180g) cups cake flour
    • 2 tsp. baking powder
    • 4 (120g or 4 ounces) egg whites room temperature
    1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare 8x8 square pan with butter and flour or baking spray.

    2. Beat butter at medium speed with a hand-held mixer until creamy, roughly 3-4 minutes.
    3. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
    4. Stir together milk and vanilla. (If you are adding almond extract, add it here)
    5. Sift together flour and baking powder; add to butter mixture alternately with milk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition.
    6. Beat egg whites at medium speed until stiff peaks form; gently fold into batter. Pour batter into prepared pans.
    7. Bake at 350° for 35-38 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
    8. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes.
    9. Optional: Cover with white frosting.


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    Just discovered your page….the recipes and pictures look delicious. I need to eat healthier and it’s like being in the garden of Eden with forbidden foods…lol

    This is the best cake!! Can’t wait to try all your recipes!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    Icing recipe???

      icing recipe for the white snack cake?

    Any flour changes for high allitude?

    I can’t wait to bake this white cake and the chocolate one…thank you

    Love the Apple Bundt Cake I used Gala Apples and it is Amazing. I’ve made two or three so far. Enjoy sharing it it’s so so Good. Thanks for sharing!!!

    What can I use instead of cake flour

      You sub 2 tablespoons of APF (all pour purpous flour) with cornstarch.

      So if recipe calls for 2 cups of cake flour you would

      Measure 2 cups of APF, our 2 tablespoons of APF back and replace it with cornstarch. Then sift it together!

    Looks scrumptious!
    Looking fwd to making this for my grandchildren!

    Wonderful recipes, I’ve used their a few. Thank you for sharing. 😃

    I’ll use your recipe. Thank you.

    Followed the instructions to the letter and my cake came out awesome. Believe I have enough frosting for another cake. LOL..

    Do u have to use cake flour?
    Can u use regular flour??

    I am definitely going to try your white cake recipe. My husband loves white cake!!

    Love your receipes

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