This simple, great tasting cake is made healthier with whole wheat pastry flour and less sugar. Kids love making cupcakes with this recipe--and you'll feel better about them eating this healthier version. Tip: Instead of frosting, try dusting with confectioners sugar before serving!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x9-inch pan.

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  • Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in color. Add room-temperature eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into butter mixture before adding the next. Beat in vanilla extract with last egg. Combine flour and baking powder, and add to butter mixture, mixing well. Stir in milk until batter is smooth. Pour or spoon batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake in preheated oven until cake springs back to the touch, 30 to 40.

Editor's Notes:

This recipe can also be made into muffins. Line a muffin pan with paper liners instead of using a 9x9-inch pan. Bake muffins for 20 to 25 minutes.

This recipe is a healthier version of Simple White Cake.

Nutrition Facts

178.6 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 22.3g 7% DV; fat 8.8g 14% DV; cholesterol 52.1mg 17% DV; sodium 144mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2013
Loved it! Made this for my daughter's birthday and it was delicious! We dusted it with powdered sugar and topped it with sliced berries. Thank you for sharing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/11/2014
The consistency was closer to cornbread than cake. It was not light and fluffy at all. It made a decent tasting bread but was not cake-like at all. Read More
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29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2013
Loved it! Made this for my daughter's birthday and it was delicious! We dusted it with powdered sugar and topped it with sliced berries. Thank you for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2012
I made these today for a birthday - cupcakes. They were light fluffy and delicious. This one is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2013
Awesome with Splenda Blend and blueberries! Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2014
I made several substitutions (egg whites brown sugar soy milk and margarine) but holy cow this cake is delicious. Fluffy and perfect! Love love love. Definitely a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2013
Great recipe nice and fluffy and easy to make Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2013
My family liked this cake. A little bit on the dry side. I made cupcakes and topped with some whipped cream and a strawberry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2016
This is a super-easy super-yummy cake! I wasn't so worried about being healthy so I used regular all-purpose flour as well as using both 2% and whole milk. Very great has turned out every time! Very moist and fluffy and not too sweet. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/11/2014
The consistency was closer to cornbread than cake. It was not light and fluffy at all. It made a decent tasting bread but was not cake-like at all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2013
really great recipe. I used raw sugar had to beat the sugar and butter for a long time 1 part soy whole wheat flour (already blended flour) 1 part white flour and lactose free milk and lactose free butter (homemade from another recipe) and a hand full of lactose free chocolate chips. Read More
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