I finally did it. I made a bakery worthy white cake FROM SCRATCH that also happens to be moist and light. Not to mention the buttercream frosting is melt-in-your-mouth-AMAZING.
Like many baking cake-lovers, I have been on the search for the perfect bakery white cake recipe for a long time. I have been baking my whole life. I have mastered the icing and I always make my own when I make a cake. But, I have always used a box cake mix when making the actual cake. Due to repeated attempts to make a cake completely from scratch and constant disappointment, I just stopped trying. The cake always came out too dense or dry or simply flavorless.
Then one day I was browsing through Pinterest trying to find something yummy to make and came across a lovely picture of this amazing looking cake that said “bakery quality white cake “, and I was in. Skeptical, but in. So I went and skimmed over the other amazing photos of her cake as my mouth began to water. After reading her convincing post and the recipe, I optimistically decided to give it a try.
As you may already know, I am really glad I did. It is amazing. I am also glad that she was gracious enough to share the recipe with us because as she states, someone did not want to share their amazing recipe with her. I can understand when we find a recipe that we love and we know is a winner, we tend to want to covet it. But, it is also wonderful to share. Since I have been blessed with this new gem of a recipe, I want to share it with you.
I hope you try it out because you will be hooked and this will be your new go-to cake recipe. I know it will be mine now. I am excited to not buy box cake mixes anymore. Not that I am opposing them. I just like to make as much as I can from scratch. It is great knowledge to have and to pass down for generations. I like to try to maintain the tradition of authentic cooking and baking in this fast-paced, always-in-a-rush society we now live in. It is nice to stay connected to the natural and traditional when I am in the kitchen.
Here is a quick glance of the recipe for the cake and frosting. You can get the full directions from the link below and she also shares some really great tips for beginners.
2 1/4 cups cake flour
1 cup milk, room temperature
6 egg whites, room temperature (about 3/4 cup)
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, slightly softened
Frosting: 3 cups powdered sugar 1 cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2-4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
IDEA: Mother’s Day is coming soon and this would make for a perfect homemade dessert for the loving mothers in your life – just to show how much you care. Not as if we need a reason to make a whole cake from scratch. Right? But, this cake – you will want to share. It is very rich and buttery. A little goes a long way. It tastes very similar to wedding cake and that is the main reason I go to weddings. Well now I don’t have too. (Just kidding. There still might be an open bar. . . he he). Now, I can make my own little cake at home.
If you have a favorite coveted cake recipe that you would like to share, I would love to try them out. Happy baking everyone. Have a great week. We are getting blessed with a lot of rain right now in Texas. I can’t think of a better reason to bake a cake then when I can’t be out in the garden and sunshine.