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!