White House Vanilla Cake

8
Servings
30m
Prep Time
35m
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In

Recipe: #37608

October 30, 2021



"Jimmy Carter had this on his birthday and the Reagans on their wedding anniversary, this classic vanilla cake used by many First Ladies"

Original recipe yields 8 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (339.1 g)
  • Calories 557
  • Total Fat - 13.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 455.3 mg
  • Sodium - 14562.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 90.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.3 g
  • Sugars - 53.4 g
  • Protein - 22.8 g
  • Calcium - 268.7 mg
  • Iron - 4.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 28.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Step 2

Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Step 3

Thoroughly brush the insides of two 8- or 9-inch (2-inch high) cake pans with shortening and dust with flour.

Step 4

Using an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment

Step 5

Cream the butter until very smooth.

Step 6

With the mixer on medium speed, slowly add in the sugar.

Step 7

Continuing to mix on medium speed slowly add in the eggs one at a time .

Step 8

Stir in the vanilla and zest, if using.

Step 9

On low speed

Step 10

Slowly add flour mixture and milk, alternating between the two.

Step 11

Start and end with the flour mixture.

Step 12

Divide the batter evenly between the two pans.

Step 13

Bake for about 35 minutes, until the tops are firm to the touch.

Step 14

Let the cakes cool in the pans for 15 minutes.

Step 15

Invert the cakes onto cooling racks and let cool thoroughly before frosting.

Tips & Variations


No special items needed.

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