A luscious, tender cake that goes well with many different types of fillings and frostings.

Creamy White Layers

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups super fine sugar
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons brandy
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries

Instructions

    1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour two 9 inch cake pans.

    2 Stir together the cake flour, baking powder, salt, and super fine sugar.

    3 Separate the eggs save the egg yolks for another use. In a glass or copper bowl beat the egg whites until foamy.

    4 Mix 1 1/2 cups of the heavy cream with the vanilla. Stir into the flour mixture then fold in the egg whites. Pour batter into prepared pans.

    5 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C ) for 30 minutes. Let cakes cool in pans for ten minutes then invert onto a wire rack to continue cooling. Once cakes are completely cool frost with fresh whipped cream and serve with fresh strawberries.

    6 To Make Frosting: Beat on low speed until stiff 1 1/2 cups heavy cream (make sure it’s very cold). Beat in the confectioners’ sugar and 2 1/2 teaspoons brandy. Use immediately to frost cake.


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