Who says it can’t be? lot of people are skeptics when it comes to white cake, and why not? All the white cake I’ve had has often been bland, dry, flavorless. Everything that kind of lives up to its light texture. However, this is a recipe that was from the school in Dallas’ cookbook who’s recipe that I stole (I’m silly). It was called “Grandma’s White Cake”, and the description said that it was the best ever, so I took out my notepad app and hastily copied it down. Excuse my sentence-composing ability, its rather sad.
Its fun and interesting to make, requiring you to beat the creamed sugar and shortening mixture with the flour and some of he milk for two minutes. I guess this helps to dense up the cake, but I used the process. The end result of that was this
Its a fairly thick mixture, but then you add in your egg whites and milk…
And your vanilla..
And beat for two minutes longer or until homogenized. Its interesting…the batter was really not all that bad either (hee hee). Its a light batter and definately white in color.
Fun to pour, I used a square pan, just because I was making this to prepare some cake balls (that’s what I do with cake anyway, hee hee). And it bakes up evenly and nicely, its nice and moist too.
And purty. It makes some mighty tasty cake balls too. Enjoy this, I shouldn’t have, on account that prom is tomorrow night…Whoops.
Grandma’s White Cake
2/3 C. Crisco Shortening
1 2/3 C. Sugar
2 1/2 C. Cake Flour
1 1/4 C. Milk, divided
5 Egg Whites
1 T. Vanilla Extract
4 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
-Preheat oven to 350, grease two 9″ round cake pans and set aside
1. Cream shortening and sugar together until well combined.
2. Add flour and salt to sugar alternatively with 3/4 C. milk, beat on MEDIUM speed for two entire minutes. The mixture will be dense.
3. Add in remaining milk with egg whites, vanilla, and baking powder. Beat two minutes more on MEDIUM speed, make sure its homogenized.
4. Pour into pans and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center is clean. Allow to cool in pans for 15 minutes, turn out, and cool completely. Can be iced with your favorite icing! Enjoy!
The recipe is rather quaint, isn’t it? Haha.