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If you are looking for the best cake to make from scratch, this White Cake is it. This homemade white cake is fluffy and moist but will stack so nicely.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease the cake pans with butter or cooking spray. You can also use parchment paper to line the bottom of the pans to prevent the cake from sticking.
To prepare the cake batter, start by separating the egg whites from the yolks. In a mixing bowl, beat the egg whites on high speed using an electric mixer or stand mixer until they form stiff peaks. This should take about 2-3 minutes.
Gradually add ½ cup of sugar to the egg whites while still beating on high speed. Continue to beat for an additional 1-2 minutes until the mixture is glossy and forms stiff peaks.
In a separate mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. I
In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add this mixture to the butter mixture in three parts, alternating with the milk, and mixing until just combined after each addition.
Using a spatula, gently fold the egg whites into the cake batter until just combined. Be careful not to overmix the batter as this can cause the cake to be dense.
Divide the cake batter evenly between the prepared pans and smooth out the tops with a spatula. Bake the cakes for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. –
Once the cakes are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Then, run a knife around the edges of the pans to loosen the cakes and carefully remove them from the pans. Let the cakes cool completely on a wire rack before frosting or decorating.