Heavenly White Cake

white cake covered with fondant
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Yield
Servings
SourceHazel Hunt, Foley, AL
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
35 minutes
Total time
50 minutes

Description

Heavenly white cake batter begins as a meringue, creating a very light texture to a delicious cake.

Ingredients

2 3⁄4 c
sifted flour
4 t
Baking Powder
3⁄4 t
Salt
4
egg whites
1 1⁄2 c
white sugar
3⁄4 c
butter
1 c
Milk
1 t
Vanilla Extract
1 t
almond extract

Instructions

  1. Measure sifted flour, baking powder, and salt; sift together three times.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy.
  3. Add 1/2 cup sugar gradually, and continue beating only until meringue will hold up in soft peaks.
  4. Cream butter or margarine.
  5. Gradually add remaining 1 cup sugar, and cream together until light and fluffy.
  6. Add sifted ingredients alternately with milk a small amount at a time, beating after each addition until smooth.
  7. Mix in flavorings.
  8. Add meringue, and beat thoroughly into batter.
  9. Spread batter in a 15 x 10 x 1 inch pan which has been lined on the bottom with parchment paper.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes.
  11. Cool cake in pan 10 minutes, then remove from pan and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Notes

This cake may also be baked in two 9 inch round pans for 30 to 35 minutes, or in three 8 inch round pans for 25 to 30 minutes.

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