Classic White Cake
3 cups sifted cake flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine , softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup milk
5 egg whites
About 12 servings.
- 9 in. Round Pan (makes 2 individual cakes)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray two 9 in. round pans with vegetable cooking spray.
In medium bowl, sift together flour and baking powder; set aside. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy; add vanilla and beat well. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with milk; beat well after each addition. In separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry; gently fold into batter. Divide evenly into prepared pans.
Bake 33-38 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on rack; remove and cool completely before decorating.
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