Naturally white, and easy to mix up with no special ingredients required, this white cake recipe from scratch is moist and delicious! Put down the box mix, and make white cake from scratch at home. * Recipe on #whitecake #weddingcake #birthdaycake #vanillacake
White Cake Recipe FROM SCRATCH!
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Perfect white cake recipe from scratch! No shortening or artificial ingredients in the recipe, but you still get a light, white cake, with a perfect crumb.
Course: Dessert
Author: Goodie Godmother
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup neutral-flavored oil avocado oil or canola oil are what I usually use
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or other extract of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 cups cake flour
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F, butter 2 8" round cake pans and line the bottom with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients (except the flour) in a large mixing bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.

  3. Whisk together the wet ingredients in a smaller mixing bowl.
  4. Pour the 1/3 of the wet ingredients into the sugar mixture, mix, then 1 cup of flour and mix until just combined. Repeat 2 more times. The batter will not be completely smooth and will look kind of runny. 

  5. Divide batter evenly between your cake pans and bake for 30-35 minutes or 17-20 minutes for cupcakes until the center of the cake springs back when touched.

  6. Allow cakes to set for 5-10 minutes in the pan before inverting onto a cooling rack to cool completely. You may also wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator 1-2 days or freeze (double wrap!) up to 3 months. 

  7. Frost and decorate as desired.