Friday, May 8, 2009

White Cake

I really enjoy white cake, but I also suffer from a real aversion to using multiple bowls for one cake. Yes, I have issues, but then, who doesn't? Anyway, while scanning the Fannie Farmer cookbook, I found this recipe for a one bowl white cake. Excellent! Now I also have to make ice cream to use up the egg yolks - as soon as the restaurant supply house arrives this afternoon with my shipment, including a case of cream....

ONE BOWL WHITE CAKE

2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup milk
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
4 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla extract

Sift together the flour, salt and sugar, and mix with the oil and 2/3 cup milk for one minute. Add the remaining ingredients and beat at high speed for 2 to 3 minutes, until the mixture is well combined and somewhat fluffy. Pour into a Bundt pan and bake at 350F for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the cake tests done.
A good, relatively light frosting for this cake also came from Fannie Farmer: Butter frosting

Beat 1/4 cup butter until fluffy and light; add 1 cup confectioners sugar and 1 tsp almond extract. Set aside. Beat 2 egg whites until stiff with 1 cup confectioners sugar. Add the butter mix and beat well. Add more confectioner's sugar if desired to achieve the right consistency. Spread on the cake and enjoy! There's only 1/4 of a cake left this morning, so it must have been good, right?

And Happy Mother's Day to all of my Mommy friends out there....have a fun weekend with the kids!

17 comments:

doggybloggy said...

white cake with white frosting has to be my all time favorite - and I really mean it this time!

Paula said...

You have the prettiest serving pieces. There's something special about elevated cake dishes, and yours looks so inviting sitting there on that plate. I love the bundt shape, too. Happy Mom's day back at ya!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I very rarely make white cakes and this year my son asked for a white B-Day cake. This one looks delicious.

Pam said...

I love white cake and using one bowl is a plus. This looks really moist and delicious Marjie.

imjacobsmom said...

Hey Marjie you should link this post with Foodie Friday. Today's theme is cake. Designs By Gollum @ blogspot.com. You'll love her blog it's so pretty and she's got great style. ~ Robyn

Channon said...

Happy Mother's Day to you. Will Thor's people give you a day off and serve you all of your favorite foods?

buffalodick said...

Mother's Day will be a carrot cake or Apple crisp- I am leaning towards apple crisp....

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you have a fabulous Mother's Day. PLEASE tell me you're not cooking your own Mother's Day dinner. I'll drive up there myself and fix you a proper Blond Duck Texas Feast.

Joyce said...

I like one bowl recipes. I have to say that your little Thor is the cutest! Happy Mom's day!
Joyce

Katherine Aucoin said...

This sounds wonderful Marjie. I love white cake and white frosting. I hope to see a post next week about how nine children got busy taking care of their mom on Mother's Day! I know they know how! I also know you can;t sit still...micro manae is what they call it! lol Have a Happy Mother's Day!

Foley said...

You can't beat the traditional white cake and frosting- great post!

Claire S. said...

The cake looks great, white cake is DH's favorite - might be time to make him one.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day !

Mickle in NZ said...

Happy Mother's Day, Marjie!

With my folks we've never done the Mothers' Day celebration. Dear Mum's birthday is on the 29th and is the special day celebrated.

However, while I was still living at home and a student, and when then working, I would clean the oven for her each Mothers' Day.

I hope your lovely family come up with very pleasant and special somethings for you - is so well deserved,

Care, huggles, Michellexxx

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great Mother's Day ~ Susan

noble pig said...

One bowl, I love it. It seems so many recipes end up being three bowl which really stinks!

Gollum said...

This looks scrumptious! I love a one-bowl cake, too! Your cake pedestal is gorgeous! Please join me again for Foodie Friday!

buffalodick said...

Happy Mother's Day! I hope someone cooks for you today!