White cake is a classic dessert that’s perfect for any occasion, from birthdays to weddings. To make this recipe, start by creaming together butter and sugar until they’re light and fluffy. Then, add in eggs, vanilla extract, and a few other ingredients, mixing until everything is well combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt before adding it to the wet ingredients in batches, alternating with milk.
Once the batter is ready, pour it into a greased and floured cake pan and bake it until it’s golden brown and cooked through. Let the cake cool completely before frosting it with your favorite frosting, such as vanilla buttercream or cream cheese frosting. White cake is a classic dessert that’s easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser.
How to make White Cake
Prep Time : 10 mins
Cook Time : 30 mins
Total Time : 40 mins
Servings : 24 slices
- 3 ½ cups (430 g) self-rising flour
- 1 ½ cups (296 g) granulated white sugar
- 2/3 cup (5.3 oz/144 g) vegetable oil
- 2 cups (16 oz) water
1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
2. Add flour and sugar to a large mixing bowl. Mix on low speed with a hand mixer or stand mixer with wire whisk attachment until evenly combined. Add in half of the oil (1/3 cup) and half of the water (1 cup). Turn the speed up on your mixer and beat until all the flour is incorporated and forms a thick batter. Add in the remaining oil (1/3 cup) and beat until oil is incorporated and no flour chunks remain. All flour chunks need to be eliminated before adding in the rest of the water because your batter will become very thin once you add in the rest of the water and you won’t be able to break up the flour.
3. Finally, add in the remaining 1 cup water and mix until water is fully incorporated. If you are using a stand mixer, you will need to make sure to scrape the batter from bottom of the mixing bowl with a spatula, otherwise the heavier batter will sink to the bottom and remain unmixed. If you using a hand mixer, make sure to move your beaters around your bowl so that it touches all parts of the bowl.
4. Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Bake for about 35-38 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean and edges of cake are lightly browned. The top of the cake will stay light in color and should not brown except around the edges Let cake cool completely in pan before cutting or frosting.