2 large egg- separated
Sifted flour- 175 gms or 1 3/4 cup
Baking powder- 2 tsp
Salt- 1/4 tsp
Unsalted butter- 1/2 cup room temperature
Granulated white sugar- 1 cup
Pure vanilla extract- 1 tsp
Cream of tartar- 1/8 tsp
Milk- 1/2 cup
1/4 cup any of your favorite jam/ fruit sauce
Unsalted butter- 1/2 cup room temperature
cream cheese- 8 oz room temperature
Confectioner’s sugar- 2 1/2 cup
Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
zest of 1 lemon or orange
Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. Grease two 8 inch pan with baking spray or butter. While the eggs are still cold, separate the white and yolks and place them in separate bowls. allow them to come to room temperature.
In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. In an electric mixer or hand mixer beat butter until soft, add 3/4 of the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add in the egg yolk, scrape down the sides and beat well. Add vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
Now alternating with flour and milk, mix them with low-speed. Beginning and ending with flour.
In another clean bowl, beat the egg white until foamy, add cream of tartar and mix until soft peaks appear. Add the remaining 1/4th of sugar and continue to beat until stiff peaks forms. Now with a spatula slowly take little of this mixture and fold it with flour mixture. Then mix the remaining of this mixture with the flour mixture until just combined. Do not over mix and deflate the batter.
Pour equal amount of batter into the 8 inch pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cream cheese frosting:
Cream the butter and cheese together and until nice and smooth. Add the confectionary sugar one cup at a time. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the zest and vanilla extract and beat on high-speed until the frosting becomes light and fluffy.
Assembling the cake
I did not assemble my cakes, instead I made two separate cakes spreading the frosting completely over the cake.
If you wish to assemble the cake, place one of the cake layer, top facing down. Spread 1/4 cup of your favorite fruit sauce or jam. Now spread 3/4 cup of the frosting on top of the jam/sauce and place the next cake layer, top of the cake facing down onto the filling. Spread the remaining frosting on top and sides of the cake and refrigerate until its time to serve. Decorate with colorful berries or just serve it plain!
Purdy, Susan G. ‘A Piece of Cake‘. Collier Books. New York: 1989.
38 thoughts on “White Butter Cake”
What a great cake for someone special!
Thanks a lot Nora! It is indeed for someone special..
Yuuum!! Looks great, your lucky brother!
Thank you… I would rather say I am lucky to have him as my brother 🙂
That’s a very kind and sweet of you,
happy birthday to your brother!!!
It’s sweet of you! A very decadent cake for your brother, lucky him! 🙂 ela
Thanks Ela! I had baked this cake couple of times and every time I bake, I fall in love with the pure white frosting…
Such a beautiful cake Deepti…I love the simplicity of it a yet so elegant…you are such a sweet sister…
Have a great week ahead 😀
Thanks Juliana! this is one wonderful cake I love to bake often… the cake comes out very soft and fluffy….
The cake looks perfect for celebration and your brother is lucky to have a lovely sister like you. Belated birthday greetings to him.
Thanks Taruna! I shall convey your wishes to him…
I love the contrast in colors! White of the cake and red of the berries! Beautiful!
Thank you so much Katerina!
What a beautiful cake!
Gorgeous cake – love the lemon/orange zest in it – I can imagine it adds taste too!
Thanks Shashi! It does add a great flavor to the frosting.. I always love to add a hint of this zest in my frosting.. it brings out a wonderful taste!
What a delicious way to celebrate your dear brother’s birthday!
Happy birthday to our loved ones! Cake is how you show love, for sure!!!
Yes Angie, I agree completely…
Happy b’rday to ur brother…….The cake looks amazing and lovely 🙂
Happy birthday to your brother – this is a gorgeous celebration 😀
So frosted and creamy perfection!
Choc Chip Uru
Beautiful white butter cake, Can you give me a slice.
Thanks, sure why not!
What a sweet post and equally lovely cake! My favourite part is the frosting..it is so creamy!
Thanks Sonali! living far away from him, this is the least I could do to celebrate his birthday.
Dear Deepti, what a very pretty cake – I love white cakes and this White Butter Cake looks so elegant and just perfect for a birthday celebration – how sweet of you to bake this for your brother! And the added fruit add such a nice touch too!
Thanks Andrea! I personally love to bake white cakes for birthdays especially! I feel happy within myself when I am finished frosting my cake each time…
What a gorgeous and scrumptious cake! I need a big slice of it…
Thanks Denise! Let me virtually post it to you 🙂
Happy Birthday to your brother! I am sure if he was here, he would really enjoy it! Looks fabulous.
Thanks Nazneen! I so wish he was here…
Birthday wishes to your brother… cake looks yummy!!
Thanks shalini! I hope you had a good birthday too…