Heavenly White Cake

This Heavenly White Cake is a light, fluffy, and deliciously moist cake that is perfect for any celebration. Whether it’s a birthday, wedding, or just because, this cake will be a hit with everyone who tastes it.

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 5 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Frosting:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven and Prepare Pans:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans, then line the bottoms with parchment paper.
  1. Sift Dry Ingredients:
  • In a medium bowl, sift together the cake flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  1. Mix Wet Ingredients:
  • In a separate bowl or measuring cup, combine the milk, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Set aside.
  1. Cream Butter and Sugar:
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter on medium speed until creamy and smooth, about 1 minute.
  • Gradually add the sugar, beating until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
  1. Add Dry and Wet Ingredients Alternately:
  • With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture in three parts, alternating with the milk mixture in two parts, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix until just combined.
  1. Whip Egg Whites:
  • In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently fold the whipped egg whites into the batter in three additions, being careful not to deflate the batter.
  1. Bake the Cake:
  • Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans and smooth the tops.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove from the pans and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  1. Make the Frosting:
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter on medium speed until creamy.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating on low speed until combined.
  • Add the milk, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat until the frosting is light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
  1. Assemble the Cake:
  • Place one cake layer on a serving plate or cake stand. Spread a layer of frosting over the top.
  • Place the second cake layer on top, and frost the top and sides of the cake with the remaining frosting.
  • Decorate as desired.
  1. Serve:
    • Slice and enjoy your Heavenly White Cake!

This cake pairs beautifully with fresh berries, a fruit compote, or a drizzle of chocolate ganache for added indulgence. Enjoy!

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