Recipe - White Cake

So I promised I'd put up a recipe for white cake from scratch a while ago but I never did, did I? I greatly apologize. This cake is very, very tasty and has a consistency a bit closer to pound cake in density than a light fluffy cake. Hopefully that's what you're looking for if you're going to try out this recipe. It's not over the top but it's certainly not the kind of cake that makes you feel like you've eaten nothing, especially considering how moist it is! Don't be worried if the batter seems too thick at first - it gets creamier once you add milk. Also, a friend complained that I wasn't in my pictures of cooking so this post has pictures of me for once. Thanks to for the recipe (I'm clueless on baked goods!).

Step 1: Ingredients (serving size: 9x9 pan)

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted and softened
  • 1 cup sugar, white
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 tsps baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract

Step 2: Creaming the butter and sugar
Let the butter soften at room temperature a little bit before you try creaming the butter and sugar together. You don't want to melt it because that process will affect how the cake turns out. You can use a mixer to do this part but I only had chopsticks so I used those.

Step 3: Adding other wet ingredients
Add your eggs to the mix one at a time while continuing to stir. Make sure the first egg is mixed in well before you add the second. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees Fahreinheit in between eggs and grease your pan. Then add the vanilla extract.

Step 4: Adding dry ingredients & milk
In a separate bowl, combine your flour and baking powder before adding the dry ingredients to the wet mix. Once that batter has been mixed together well, it will look a bit dry. This is where the milk comes in. The end result will be a smooth cream-colored batter.

Step 5: Finishing
Pour your batter into your greased 9x9 cake pan and bake for 30-40 minutes depending on your oven. You will know when it's done when you're able to stick a toothpick down the center and it comes out clean. Be careful not to overbake though because it'll end up in a dry dessert. Enjoy your cake when finished!