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Simple White Cake – one layer cake recipe

Simple White Cake – one layer cake recipe

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This easy simple white cake – one layer cake is my new go to recipe.   It’s quick, tasty, and versatile. 

I frosted the cake with luscious Yema and decorated with fresh grapes and berries.  Yema is a Filipino style dulce de leche made of egg yolks and condensed milk.  It’s an easy recipe that pairs deliciously well with a simple white cake.

You can find how to make Yema Frosting here.

Tips for Simple White Cake

  • All ingredients should be at room temperature
  • This recipe uses a 9 inch cake pan
  • Line bottom of cake pan with parchment cut to size
  • Use a hand mixer for a fluffier cake
  • If no hand mixer is available, use a whisk for butter, sugar and egg
  • Switch to a spatula for the dry ingredients
simple plain white cake

Add flavors/extracts to make your cake pop!

I’ve included links below where you can get some flavorings/extracts as well as tools to use for this recipe.

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  • Vanilla (1 teaspoon)
  • Lime Juice (1 teaspoon)
  • Lemon Juice (1 teaspoon)
  • Coconut Extract (1 teaspoon) available here
  • Purple Yam Extract (1 teaspoon) available here 

Decorate a simple one layer cake

Want to decorate with flowers? Karlee’s beautiful website teaches you how at Olive and Artisan.

Start with flour – end with flour and don’t overmix.

Creaming Method for cakes

  • Dry ingredients are sifted and set aside
  • Butter and sugar is creamed until light and fluffy with a mixer
  • Add egg and flavoring, mix until fluffy
  • Follow with a small part of flour, fold to combine
  • Add a small part of liquid, fold to combine
  • Alternate between the two, end with flour
  • Mix just enough until no traces of flour is seen

Simple White Cake – one layer cake recipe

A quick, tasty, and versatile white cake recipe.  

  • Author: AmusingMaria
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25
  • Yield: 8 slices


1-2 tablespoons flour for flouring cake pan
1 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk or water


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease bottom and side of 9 inch cake pan with oil
  • Line bottom with parchment
  • Flour the bottom and sides of cake pan, set aside
  • Sift dry ingredients for cake together and set aside
  • Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy
  • Add eggs one at a time
  • Whisk each egg until fully combined
  • Add a small portion of flour mixture and fold to combine
  • Drizzle small amount of milk, then fold to combine
  • Continue alternating, ending with flour mixture
  • Pour batter into cake pan
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean


Double the recipe for a two layer cake

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