For those of you contemplating making a friend or family member a bridal shower cake, here is a good white cake recipe.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 3/4 cup butter
- 2 cups white sugar
- 3 cups sifted cake flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 egg whites
Grease two eight inch round cake pans. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Sift flour with baking powder and salt, and add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Beat well. Stir in vanilla.
In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into the batter, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain. Divide batter into prepared pans.
Bake for about 25 minutes. Cool. Cover with white butter icing, and decorate as desired. Makes 15 to 20 servings.