How To Achieve A White Cake?????'

Baking By cakeymom Updated 21 May 2015 , 1:43pm by cakeymom

cakeymom Posted 21 May 2015 , 1:22am
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I have a friend that likes white cake.  Great......  

So I adjusted my vanilla butter cake.  Removed all but two tablespoons of the butter for shortening.  I removed the egg yolks for egg whites.  It also, has a couple of tablespoons of buttermilk.  It baked up just as beautifully as my butter cake.  So, homerun out of the park.   A wonderfully light and fluffy cake.  Just not as white as I was thinking of.

My question is this, "Can you really achieve a true white cake without doctoring a cake mix?"


Cakeymom


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cakeymom Posted 21 May 2015 , 1:23am
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Oh he's I even used 1 1/2 tsp of clear vanilla extract and 1/2 tsp of real vanilla extract.

MinaBakes Posted 21 May 2015 , 1:26am
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You can, as long at they don't mind it tasting "eggy" nectar it will do that with egg whites. It will never be white white, but slightly beige.

MinaBakes Posted 21 May 2015 , 1:28am
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Quote by @MinaBakes on 1 second ago

You can, as long at they don't mind it tasting "eggy" nectar it will do that with egg whites. It will never be white white, but slightly beige.

"Eggy" because*** it will do that

KathysCC Posted 21 May 2015 , 1:28am
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Did you used bleached or unbleached flour?   I would eliminate the real vanilla and go all clear.   I use land o lakes butter and it is very light in color.   Those are the only things I can think of to get it whiter.

SquirrellyCakes Posted 21 May 2015 , 1:29am
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There is always angel food cake.

MinaBakes Posted 21 May 2015 , 1:36am
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I like this one :

http://www.myrecipes.com/m/recipe/mrs-billetts-white-cake


When I beat the butter, I do it till it is pale yellow. Maybe compare this to your recipe and make adjustments. 

cakeymom Posted 21 May 2015 , 1:43pm
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I used bleached flour.  MinaBakes thanks for the recipe suggestion.  I also, used Land O Lakes Butter. 


I will give it another try with clear vanilla, as well and make a few other tweaks. and keep the suggestions in mind too.


Thanks for all the responses.  Cakeymom

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