Sydney’s all time favorite cake is most definitely a layered white cake. She loves white cake with white icing. For her it just doesn’t get any better than this in the cake world. Ever since she was a little girl she always requested a white cake for her birthday and other events. She eats other cakes, but for her the white cake with white icing just can’t be beat.
Cream Cheese Icing
For this layered white cake recipe that we are going to share with you today, we went with a cream cheese icing. We thought we would dress the white cake up just a little bit!
It is very important not to over bake this cake! You want to bake it for 20 to 24 minutes, depending on your oven. As soon as the center is not liquid anymore but there is a tiny bit of cake still sticking to the toothpick, inserted in the middle, remove the cake from the oven immediately. It will finish baking in the pan as it sits and rests.
This recipe calls for only the egg whites. You don’t want to use the yokes. If you use the yolks it will darken your cake and it will no longer be a “white cake.” You will want to very lightly beat the egg whites with a whisk until they look frothy and small bubbles appear on the top. Once this happens you can then add them to the cake batter.
Room Temperature Is Important
The butter for the cake recipe and the cream cheese and butter for the icing recipe need to be at room temperature. So make sure to allow time for these to become room temperature.
If cream cheese isn’t your favorite icing you can ice this white cake with any frosting. This cake goes well with any number of different icings. Pick your favorite and give it a try.
You will need two round 9″ cake pans for this recipe. Make sure you generously butter the bottoms and sides of both of the pans.
This cakes ends up so moist and delicious. It goes great with an assortment of fruit also. The fruit adds a really nice flavor and a pretty touch.
The inspiration for this cake came from Baker By Nature. Thanks so much for the great idea!
We hope you have an amazing day today!