3TablespoonsVanilla Extract Can use clear for a whiter batter
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
3TablespoonsHeavy Creamcan also use Milk or water
Preheat the oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare your baking container. Today, I used the half sheet pan. I sprayed with a light amount of oil. If baking in two 9-inch round cake pans, then I would butter and flour them. Cut 2 circles of parchment paper and line the bottoms. This will assure that your cakes come out after baking.
Sift together the flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar. Set this aside.
In a mixing bowl, beat together the vegetable oil, shortening and vanilla. Beat until light, fluffy, and creamy.
Add the eggs one at a time.
By hand, fold in the dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk.
As soon as the batter comes together and there are no lumps, pour into your baking container(s).
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the cake springs back or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool the cake before frosting.
Use a hand-held or stand mixer to make the frosting. Make sure that the butter is room temperature. This will help it whip up nice and smooth. Beat butter with a mixer on medium speed until whipped. Approximately 1-2 minutes.
Reduce speed to medium-low, and continue to beat, gradually addingthe powdered sugar 1 cup at a time.
Once all the powdered sugar has been incorporated, add the vanilla. Add the cream 1 tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached. Raise the speed to medium-high; beat until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes more.
How much Batter is Needed for the Sheet Cake and Regular Cake and Layer Cake?
The average cake mix will make approximately 4 to 5 cups of batter depending on the ounces it has. Today, this recipe makes about 5 cups of batter.This recipe makes enough for the sheet cake and the end result will be a cake that is approximately 2 inches high. If using the cake pan, the cake will be approximately 2-3 inches high. This is also enough batter to make two 8-9 inch round cake pans that can be stacked on top of one another with frosting between the layers.
White Cake Recipe for Cupcakes, Layered Cake, Cake Pan, and Sheet Pan
As I noted, this cake recipe can be baked as cupcakes, a layered cake, a 9 X 13 cake pan, or a sheet pan. When I am feeding a crowd and just want easy, I go for the sheet pan.If I am making a birthday cake, then it is the cake pan or a layered cake. When we want snack food and finger food for a brunch party, then I make cupcakes.This cake can be frosted with so many different types and filled with fruit, fruit compotes, creamy ganache, or a lemon curd. The white cake is a lovely foundation for so many options.