Cakes

Basic White Two-Layer Cake and White Buttercream Frosting

Our cute friend Amanda from I Am Baker just released her cookbook, Surprise Inside Cakes. This is hands-down the best made-from-scratch white cake recipe I have ever tried!

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For the cake:
3 cups cake flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
1 cup milk, at room temperature (I used 1%)
1¼ teaspoons clear vanilla extract (you can use regular vanilla, but the coloring will make the cake not be a bright white)
¼ teaspoon almond extract
5 large egg whites, at room temperature
For the bright white buttercream frosting:
1 cup shortening
2 teaspoons clear vanilla extract
dash of salt
1 (2 lb) bag powdered sugar (about 7 cups)
½ cup milk (or heavy cream)
For the cake: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and make sure that the rack is in the center of your oven. Spray two 8" round cake pans very generously with non-stick cooking spray (I used Baker's Joy). In a...
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Nutritions

Calories
691

Sodium
535mg
22% DV

Fat
43g
67% DV

Protein
6g
12% DV

Carbs
60g
20% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV