For those of you contemplating making a friend or family member a bridal shower cake, here is a good white cake recipe.
Bridal Shower Cake
3/4 cup butter
2 cups white sugar
3 cups sifted cake flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 egg whites
1 Grease two eight inch round cake pans. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2 Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Sift flour with baking powder and salt, and add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Beat well. Stir in vanilla.
3 In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into the batter, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain. Divide batter into prepared pans.
4 Bake for about 25 minutes. Cool. Cover with white butter icing, and decorate as desired. Makes 15 to 20 servings.