This simple white cake recipe is so straightforward that a beginner could make it in a pinch.
Professional bakers and pastry chefs will also appreciate this versatile and absolutely elegant white birthday cake recipe, which of course can be multiplied for a wedding cake. I personally was VERY impressed with these layers of yummy-ness, which is why I included it here in my collection of winning recipes.
The feathery white cake (above) is iced and filled with a Swiss meringue which consists of unsalted butter, sugar syrup, egg whites, and a touch of salt, and vanilla or almond. I beautified my sample cake above with a buttercream rose. A simple yet pretty decoration.
I talk you through the recipe and method in the video. This will make two layers each 8 or 9 inch pans or 2 dozen cupcakes.
NOTE: Bake your layers for 27 -35 minutes or
until they are firm enough to the touch. The cupcakes take less time.
Check them after 12 minutes and then set the timer for 5 minutes and
recheck. They still may need a few minutes more, but it will depend on
your oven. You could also use the toothpick or spaghetti trick. Put the
toothpick in the center of the cake or cupcakes and if there are no
crumbs on it then the cake is done.
Link to the video on YouTube
NOTE: The recipe calls for the usual oven temperature of 350 degrees, I use a lower temperature in my oven. I have found that 350 is too high and my cakes burn around the edges and do not bake in the center. If this happens to you try lowering the temperature. Mine is set at 335 for most cakes. You will have to experiment with your own oven. This cake yields 12 servings
With this type of cake I like to use lightly sweetened icing such as a Swiss meringue buttercream. You can take that basic buttercream and add flavorings to it to make a delicious filling. The combinations are endless for a simple white cake recipe like this. I will give you some ideas then feel free to experiment with your own creativity.
Add to your buttercream to taste:
Try other yummy filling such as: