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Classic White Cake Mix

This Classic White Cake Mix is soft, delectable, and fluffy and fits perfectly with all sorts of desserts. It can be topped with a smooth and creamy buttercream to make a delicious cake in minutes.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword White Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10 pieces


  • cooking spray Non-stick
  • ½ cup butter unsalted, room temperature
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 large egg whites room temperature
  • 1 Tbps real vanilla extract
  • 3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup whole milk


  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees and set the top oven rack in the middle position in the oven. Use a non-stick cooking spray to grease two 8-inch round cake pans or the pans you prefer. Cut out parchment paper to line the pan and fit the bottom, then set it aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the butter, shortening, and sugar and combine. Put in the egg whites and vanilla and combine again until smooth.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt into another bowl and combine. Gradually add the flour mixture into the butter mixture and combine until fully incorporated. Slowly add in the milk and combine until smooth.
  4. Separate the batter into even portions in the prepped baking pans. Put into the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until you place a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean. Take it out of the oven and allow it to cool thoroughly.

Frosting The Cake

  1. Use a cake leveler to cut off the domes of the cakes and place the level side down on a cake plate. Place a thin layer of buttercream on the opposite side of the cake.
  2. Place the top side down of the second layer and frost with the rest of the buttercream. Make sure to work the frosting from the center of the cake to the edges. Use the edges of the cake to grab some frosting and add a thin layer on the sides of the cake. Slice into 2-inch pieces and serve right away. Enjoy!