Mom’s Favorite White Cake
Total TimePrep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 egg whites
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons cake flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup vanilla or white chips
- 1 envelope whipped topping mix (Dream Whip)
- 1/3 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons seedless strawberry jam
- 1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries
- 1/4 cup drained crushed pineapple
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with the milk. Pour into two greased 6-in. round baking pans.
- Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
- In a microwave, melt vanilla chips; stir until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly. In a small bowl, combine topping mix and milk. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes or until thickened. Beat in jam and melted chips until blended. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes or until frosting achieves a spreading consistency.
- For filling, in a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup frosting with strawberries and pineapple. Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with filling. Top with remaining cake layer. Frost top and sides of cake with remaining frosting. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 502 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 314mg sodium, 79g carbohydrate (56g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.
Dec 5, 2019
This cake is great when you don't need one for leftovers all week. Perfect size for a small gathering. I made the cake exactly as the recipe states, but I made a different frosting as my husband doesn't like fruit in his cake! I know I replied and rated in 2015, but I'm STILL making this cake for different occasions.
Jul 17, 2016
What kind of cake is this? It's basically a cupcake. I was very disappointed after spending time carefully following the recipe. The taste isn't all that great either. Not good.
May 31, 2016
I have been looking for a good homemade cake recipe for decorating cakes. This one is a good one! I used all purpose flour, taking out 1 tablespoon of flour out of each cup and substituting 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. Cake held up well and tastes great. I reduced the oven temp to 325 because my oven is very hot.
Oct 8, 2015
SOMEONE WHO TRIED IT, PLEASE REPLY ASAP!Okay so i have never made a cake from scratch before but i have to make 2 by this upcoming Monday, i would like to know if i could just make the cake in a 13x9 pan and not add the frosting or filling because im gonna cover it with buttercream icing
Jun 17, 2015
Diana check two things. The age of your baking powder and the temperature of your oven. Old baking powder will cause a cake to fall every time. Also, an inaccurate oven temperature will cause serious issues with the rise.Sue StetzelField Editor Manager
Jun 17, 2015
I made this cake twice and both times it collapsed. I followed the recipe completely and it still collapsed in the oven. Can anyone please help me figure out why this would happen. I really want to try it again but am scared it will collapse again please if u know what I am doing wrong please let me know. Thank you
Oct 24, 2014
This is the best cake ever...we love it.
Jul 27, 2014
I baked this in an 8 inch square cake pan for twenty minutes and it went well. Good cake; I will definitely make this again.
Mar 29, 2014
This is a great cake! Very light and fluffy! I doubled it to make a 9x13 and added a tablespoon of lemon zest and a teaspoon of lemon juice to make a lemon cake. Wonderful! I am going to use this recipe for my sister-in-law's wedding cake.
Oct 13, 2013
Around 10 yrs ago my daughter found this recipe in a magazine and made this cake for me on Mother's Day. It became a family favorite. She recently relocated and I will now learn to make it myself. Is the best cake I've ever tasted!!!!!!