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Prep Time:
20 minutes

Cook Time:
40 minutes

Servings:
Two 8" (20 cm) layers or two 9" (22.5 cm) layers

Prep Time:
20 minutes

Cook Time:
40 minutes

Servings:
Two 8" (20 cm) layers or two 9" (22.5 cm) layers

Classic White Cake

INGREDIENTS

Classic White Cake

  • For two 8″ (20 cm) layers
  • 2 C. (500 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 to 1 1/3 C. (250 to 300 mL) sugar
  • 1 tsp. (5 mL) salt
  • 3 tsp. (15 mL) baking powder
  • 1/2 C. (125 mL) Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 2/3 C. (150 mL) milk
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 C. (75 mL) milk
  • 1 tsp. (5 mL) pure vanilla extract
  • For two 9″ (22.5 cm) layers
  • 2 to 2 1/2 C. (500 to 625 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 to 1 2/3 C. (250 to 400 mL) sugar
  • 1 tsp. (5 mL) salt
  • 3 to 3 1/2 tsp. (15 to 17 ml) baking powder
  • 2/3 C. (150 mL) Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 3/4 C. (175 mL) milk
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 C. (125 mL) milk
  • 1 tsp. (5 mL) pure vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 350ºF (175°C).
  2. Prepare either two 8″ (2 L) or two 9″ x 1 1/2” (2.5 L) cake pans by coating with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  3. Follow the recipe for the cake pan size you are using.
  4. Combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in mixing bowl. Add shortening and milk.
  5. Beat vigorously by hand or electric mixer, medium speed, for 2 minutes.
  6. Add eggs, the additional milk, and vanilla.
  7. Beat for 2 minutes.
  8. Pour into prepared pans.
  9. Bake 8″ (20 cm) layers about 30 minutes and 9″ (22.5 cm) layers about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes on wire racks. Remove from pans. Cool completely on racks. Frost as desired