For those of you contemplating making a friend or family member a bridal shower cake, here is a good white cake recipe.



Recipe Summary

30 mins
25 mins
1 hr
1 hr 55 mins
8 inch layer cake


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease two 8-inch round cake pans.

  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Sift flour with baking powder and salt, and add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Beat well. Stir in vanilla.

  • In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into the batter, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain. Divide batter into prepared pans.

  • Bake in preheated oven until cake springs back when lightly touched with a finger and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes.

  • Allow to cool in pans for 10 minutes, then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely. Cover with white butter icing, and decorate as desired.

Nutrition Facts

568 calories; protein 7.9g 16% DV; carbohydrates 94g 30% DV; fat 18.3g 28% DV; cholesterol 48.2mg 16% DV; sodium 499.1mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
I have made this cake 4 times now and it has been consistently good. I use it for fancier birthday cakes. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
I have made this cake 4 times now and it has been consistently good. I use it for fancier birthday cakes. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Good basic cake recipe. It turns out perfectly well if you follow the recipe as is. The important thing to remember is that the flour must be measured after being sifted. If not you'll end up including too much flour. The only thing I didn't like is that the flavor could be better. At the moment it's merely satisfactory. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
didn't make it for a bridle shower but my family liked it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe was stellar. I baked a bridal shower cake for a friend and got so many compliments it was unreal. You have to give it a try! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
sooo good! I made this for a mother daughter activity with my 8 year old where we were decorating cakes. I didn't gave a box mix so I found this recipe. Wow! really yummy! so much better than a box mix! will definitely make it again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was a great recipe! I used this to make a 9 in and 8 cupcakes. The 9 in is for a Neapolitan cake for my daughters golden birthday. The texture is wonderful a little too sweet for me but the girls all loved it! I did use almond instead of vanilla to keep it as white as possible. Great recipe!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I would make this again this was my first time making them and it turned out very well. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is a wonderful vanilla cake. Tasty and not too heavy. It holds together really well and is great for decorating. My young boys loved it too. Read More