Easy, Plain White Cake Recipe

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This recipe is for Andy, whose kiddo’s baptism is coming up. And he’s been strictly forbidden from making a plain white cake out of a box. So just for you, Andy, a recipe for plain, white cake. You can also use any of the buttercream frosting recipes on the site to ice the cake! You won’t believe how easy making this cake and the buttercream frostings really are. Make sure to take pictures and let us know how it turns out!

Plain White Cake Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 0.5 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1.75 teaspoons baking powder
  • 0.5 cup milk

Plain White Cake Recipe Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour, or spray with Pam, a 9″ round or 9″ square cake pan. In one bowl, cream the room temperature butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla. In another bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder. Add it to the liquid ingredients about 1/3 at a time. Stir in the milk just until the batter is smooth and uniform. Pour into your prepared cake pan. Bake for a half hour or so at 350 degrees, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. You can tell when your cake is done when you press down on it lightly and it springs back, and when it starts to pull away from the edges of your pan a bit.

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Heather is an advertising professional in Kansas City. She is a vegetarian food-lover who finds joy in cooking, baking and finding new restaurants in new cities. She leads a pack of animals, including her beagle Ford, her shepherd-collie-retriever mix, Otto, and cat, Ahab.


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