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. Get the recipe on GoodieGodmother.com
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
Ingredients
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 c neutral-flavored oil avocado oil or canola oil are what I usually use
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract or other extract of your choice
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
Instructions
  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 wet ingredients into the sugar mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in the flour and stop the moment it's incorporated. The batter will not be completely smooth. 

  5. Divide batter evenly between your cake pans and bake for 35-40 minutes (8" pan), 45-50 minutes (6" pan), 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.
  7. Frost and decorate as desired