How To Bake Simple White Cake

White cake is a vanilla-flavored cake that is created without the use of egg yolks. White cakes come in two varieties: butter cakes and sponge cakes. Angel food cake is a form of sponge cake that is classified as a white cake due to the use of solely egg whites in its preparation. [1] White cake is used in desserts such as icebox cake and several charlotte russe and trifle variations. The creaming or reverse creaming processes can be used to manufacture white cake; the latter can be utilized to build tier cakes with a tighter crumb. Because of the appearance and texture of the cake, it is a popular choice for tiered wedding cakes.

White Cake

Simple White Cake Recipe

Our children's school sent this dessert home with them. It's the easiest and most delicious cake I've ever cooked. It's a fun project to do with the kids, especially if you're making cupcakes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Calories 209 kcal


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 pec large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¾ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup milk


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) (175 degrees C). A 9-inch square cake pan should be greased and floured.
  • In a mixing dish, cream together the sugar and butter. One at a time, add the eggs, beating slightly after each addition. Pour in the vanilla extract.
  • In a separate basin, combine flour and baking powder. Mix thoroughly with the wet ingredients. Stir in the milk until it is completely smooth. Pour the batter into the cake pan that has been prepared.
  • 30 to 40 minutes in a preheated oven until the top springs back when lightly touched.


Nutrition Information:
  • Protein: 3.1g 6 %
  • Carbohydrates: 29.4g 10 %
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4g 2 %
  • Sugars: 17.3g
  • Fat: 8.9g 14 %
  • Saturated Fat: 5.3g 26 %
  • Cholesterol: 52.1mg 17 %
  • Vitamin A Iu: 296.2IU 6 %
  • Niacin Equivalents: 1.6mg 12 %
  • Folate: 33.3mcg 8 %
  • Calcium: 60.6mg 6 %
  • Iron: 1mg 5 %
  • Magnesium: 6mg 2 %
  • Potassium: 46.9mg 1 %
  • Sodium: 141.8mg 6 %
  • Thiamin: 0.1mg 13 %
  • Calories From Fat: 79.
Keyword White Cake

Final Thought:

If you don’t have a 9-inch square pan, a 10-inch round pan will work just as well.
Line a 12-cup muffin tray with paper liners to create cupcakes. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups and bake for 20 to 25 minutes in a preheated oven.

I'm Jennifer Tirrell, a self-taught baker, and founder of CakeRe. As an experienced baker and recipe publisher, I have spent over a decade working in the kitchen and have tried and tested countless baking tools and products. From classic cakes to creative twists, I've got you covered. So grab your apron and let's get baking!

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