White Cake
  • 2 1/4 c. sifted cake flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 c. sugar
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  1. Preheat oven to 325. Prepare cake pans. Whisk together the cake flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. Beat sugar and butter together until fluffy. Combine milk and vanilla in a separate. bowl. With mixer on low speed add 1/3 of the dry ingredients alternating with the wet ingredients and ending with the dry ingredients. Beat until smooth. In a separate bowl beat egg whites with cream of tartar until stiff but not dry. Fold into the batter. Spread batter in pans . Tap pans down to release air bubbles and bake about 25-28 minutes until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool before frosting.
White Cake, Version II The Joy of Cooking