Stupid Question, What Is White Cake?

Baking By CoinUK Updated 1 Oct 2015 , 11:52pm by CoinUK

CoinUK Posted 29 Sep 2015 , 3:25pm
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I know, it's a really stupid question (although, as Mr Garrison from South Park says, "there are no stupid questions, only stupid people" :P )

I keep seeing people on here talk about a great recipe they've found for it, but what is the difference to regular sponge cake? Is it baked differently to make it pure white? Is there a different recipe or ingredients?

I'm confused about it! :D

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thecakewitch Posted 29 Sep 2015 , 4:15pm
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White cake uses only egg whites instead of whole eggs.

MBalaska Posted 29 Sep 2015 , 5:20pm
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and in the 'old days' we used Crisco white vegetable shortening instead of butter along with egg whites only.  It produced a really white colored cake.

CoinUK Posted 29 Sep 2015 , 10:32pm
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Huh. Is that all it is? And here was I expecting some major change :D

MBalaska Posted 30 Sep 2015 , 12:46am
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@CoinUK  It was just as confusing when I wondered what Victoria Sponge was, so I made one.  It was delicious with jam and SMBC.  It's fun to try new things.

CoinUK Posted 1 Oct 2015 , 11:52pm
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Out of interest, would I be right in thinking this would be slightly healthier as well? I believe the fat content of an egg is in the yolk, isn't it?

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