White House Vanilla Cake
"Jimmy Carter had this on his birthday and the Reagans on their wedding anniversary, this classic vanilla cake used by many First Ladies"
- 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 by Step Method
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Thoroughly brush the insides of two 8- or 9-inch (2-inch high) cake pans with shortening and dust with flour.
Using an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment
Cream the butter until very smooth.
With the mixer on medium speed, slowly add in the sugar.
Continuing to mix on medium speed slowly add in the eggs one at a time .
Stir in the vanilla and zest, if using.
On low speed
Slowly add flour mixture and milk, alternating between the two.
Start and end with the flour mixture.
Divide the batter evenly between the two pans.
Bake for about 35 minutes, until the tops are firm to the touch.
Let the cakes cool in the pans for 15 minutes.
Invert the cakes onto cooling racks and let cool thoroughly before frosting.
No special items needed.