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Simple White Cake - one layer cake recipe

A quick, tasty, and versatile white cake recipe.  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Keyword: easy white cake recipe, one layer cake recipe, simple white cake recipe
Servings: 8 slices
Author: AmusingMaria


  • 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