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White Velvet Cake

White Velvet Cake. Developed from an outstanding Red Velvet Cake recipe, this white cake is a perfectly moist and tender crumbed cake that would make an ideal birthday cake.

White Velvet Cake photo of a single slice on a white plate

White Velvet Cake.

Originally published October 2012.

Many people search for the perfect white cake and this White Velvet Cake is a cousin to our incredibly popular Red Velvet Cake recipe. As a reader recently pointed out, many people are sensitive to artificial colours.

The Best Red Velvet Cake photo of a single, four layer slice on a white plate.

A slice of heaven.

A great buttermilk cake without the added dye is not only a great idea but a completely delicious one too. I’ve been wanting to develop a great white cake recipe anyway.

I always think a bakery bought birthday cake when I think of white cake, probably with colourful candy sprinkles on top. Any kid, young or old would love to have this one as their next birthday cake.

White Velvet Cake close up photo of one slice showing the moist crumb structure

White Velvet Cake. Super moist & soft textured.

This turned out to be an outstandingly moist white cake recipe and was perfectly paired with sweet fluffy marshmallow frosting. It is really a cooked meringue frosting that my kids absolutely love.

I’ve frosted this cake with Marshmallow Frosting but any good vanilla frosting is great on this cake. Find the frosting recipe with our Black and White Cake. Black and White Cake

As with many of my baking experiments, I brought this one to the office, where I was the Pied Piper of gateau; people literally followed me down the hall to our break room as I carried it in.

I think this one now holds the office record for devouring speed. It disappeared in mere minutes.

If you like this recipe be sure to check out our incredibly popular recipe for Yellow Cake too. It gets rave reviews every time. People say it’s the best homemade yellow cake they’ve ever tried. Check out the comments on the recipe post.

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White Velvet Cake photo of a single slice on a white plate
Yield: 16 servings

White Velvet Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

White Velvet Cake - developed from an outstanding Red Velvet Cake recipe, this white cake is a perfectly moist and tender crumbed cake that would make an ideal birthday cake.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups sifted all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons good quality vanilla extract, if you want pure white use clear vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk

Instructions

  1. Sift together both flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar. Set aside.
  2. Grease and flour 2 nine inch round cake pans and line the bottom with 2 circles of parchment paper.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat together the vegetable oil, shortening and vanilla. Beat well at high speed with whisk attachment until light and fluffy
  4. Beat the eggs in one at a time.
  5. Fold in the dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk.
  6. I always add dry ingredients in three divisions and liquid ingredients in 2 divisions. It is very important to begin and end the additions with the dry ingredients. Do not over mix the batter. As soon as it has no lumps in the batter, pour into the two prepared 9 inch cake pans.
  7. Bake at 325 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool in the pans for 10 minutes before turning out onto wire racks to cool completely.
  8. I've frosted this cake with Marshmallow Frosting but any good vanilla frosting is great on this cake. Find the frosting recipe with our Black and White Cake.

Notes

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Nutrition Information

Yield

16

Serving Size

1 slice

Amount Per Serving Calories 298Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 38mgSodium 275mgCarbohydrates 38gFiber 0gSugar 20gProtein 4g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Michelle

Friday 5th of March 2021

Would love a recipe for blue velvet cake. I tried but cake was green & tasted awful. I think too much dye. Also a strawberry velvet would be awesome. Thankyou

Jennifer

Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

Have you made this with GF flours?

Nina

Friday 2nd of October 2020

Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes. I am wondering about clear vanilla. I believe it is imitation, is that correct? Is there a good quality clear vanilla or is it by definition not real vanilla and therefore not that tasty? Thanks.

Renee

Wednesday 5th of August 2020

I plan on baking this cake tomorrow. Do I have to use a stand mixer with a whisk attachment or will my hand held mixer work just as well on high? I cannot wait to bake this delicious looking cake. Thank you

Karin M

Friday 29th of May 2020

Does this go into a preheated or cold oven?

Thanks!

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