Nothing beats home made cake , although you have to admit , those box cake mix , makes our lives a lot easier , not only they’re easy , they’re soft and yummy too . But i really don’t like using a cake box mix for some reason , to me , it’s not really a home made when you all have to do just throw in oil , water and eggs . The past few years i’ve been searching for a good vanilla cake recipe , or as you call it , white cake . I think i finally found one …
This recipe is easy to throw together , super easy when you have all ingredients on hand . The one that takes up most time is to mix the cake flour if you don’t have cake flour on hand . I don’t always have cake flour on hand . But i do have all purpose flour , cornstarch on hand 90% of the time . So , how do we make cake flour out of all purpose flour ? Easy for every 1 cup of all purpose flour , take 2 Tbsp.out from the measuring cup and replaced with 2 Tbsp. of cornstarch . There you have it .. and then you have to sift then for 5 times back and forth . That’s all !! The rest of ingredients are very basic , butter , eggs , sugar and sour cream . I suggest you always have sour cream on hand too , because they do make a cake moist , as long as you put the right amount .
The good thing about home made vanilla cake too , you can always choose your own glaze or frosting . The first time i made it , i used vanilla frosting also , this last time , i used chocolate glazed which i added a little vodka and topped it with toasted coconut . Or just plain sprinkle .. whatever .. it’s endless !!
1 1/3 cup of cake flour
1/2 tsp. of baking powder
1/2 tsp. of salt
3 egg whites
1/3 cup of milk , whole milk or 2%
2 tbsp. of sour cream
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
1 stick of unsalted butter
1 cup of sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350 f , Line 12 cupcakes pan with the cupcake liner .
2. In a mixing bowl , beat room temperature butter with sugar , high speed for about 8 minutes until very light and fluffy .
3. Mix the egg whites with milk and vanilla and sour cream with whisk , until it’s combine well .
4. Alternately , pour the flour , and then milk in 2 additions .
5. Pour the batter into the cupcakes liner .
6. Bake about 18 minutes or until it’s done .
Obviously , with vanilla cupcakes , you can always try different kind of frosting . Above pictures showed you whipped vanilla frosting , and also chocolate glazed with coconut frosting . They are delicious .
Vanilla frosting recipe :
1 stick of room temperature unsalted butter
3 cups of powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract
About 6 tbsp. of heavy cream
Mix them all together until frosting is smooth . You can add food coloring or just as is . This frosting will be harden in room temperature .