Having recipe cards that detail homemade recipes is a dated idea in the age of the Internet where everything you need is already available online. But I have always loved the idea. It’s easy to look up a recipe online if you need it, but there’s always an air of uncertainty – you’ve never tried it before so how can you be sure that it’s going to be something you like? That’s why it’s still a great idea to have a handful of tried and trusted recipes in your repertoire so you’ll be ready for any situation.
Here’s a basic white cake recipe that you can use whenever the occasion calls for cake. And when should cake not be involved? Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, baking a cake for a loved one’s birthday or wanting to bring dessert to a holiday party, this white cake recipe will be your go-to. It’s easy to make, and tastes better than anything out of a box.
You can use this recipe to bake it as a cake in a 9×9 cake pan, but it also yields 12 cupcakes. You can add fruit or sprinkles to the batter to jazz it up a little, but this cake is also perfect on its own. Decorate it with your favourite frosting and toppings and enjoy!
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup butter
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 ¾ tsp baking powder
- Preheat your oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 9×9 pan or line a muffin tin with paper liners.
- In a bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Stir in the vanilla extract.
- Combine the flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Add to the sugar, butter, and egg mixture and mix well.
- Stir in the milk until the batter is smooth.
- Add to your baking pan or muffin tin. If you’re making a cake, bake for 30 – 40 minutes. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes if making cupcakes. To double check if it’s done, insert a tooth pick in the centre. If it comes out clean, you’re good.
Tip: Allow the cake to cool to room temperature before decorating with frosting.
Thanks to All Recipes for creating this delicious recipe and for their fantastic imagery.