A cake that has both the perfect flavor and texture for a wedding. Very moist

Buttermilk White Cake


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon almond flavoring
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon flavoring
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2/3 cups sugar


  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  2. Sift flour, salt and soda together add 1/3 at a time alternately to the creamed mixture with the buttermilk. Blend in the flavorings and beat until light.
  3. Beat egg whites until frothy.
  4. Add cream of tartar and beat until stiff but not dry.
  5. Beat in 2/3 cups sugar gradually and fold this into the first mixture carefully and blend. Bake in 3 creased and floured 8 inch pans at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until doone cool and turn out


Cojack Says... 2009-09-20 16:15:07

Can you use the "ready egg whites" in the cartons? Same results?

khewitt24 Says... 2010-11-17 09:33:24

I just made this cake for a 3D Chicken I'm making. I did not have cake flour or buttermilk, so I found substitutions for them and followed the recipes. I also did NOT use almond extract, but instead used Vanilla. I'll post later and let you know how it turned out. :)

khewitt24 Says... 2010-11-17 10:22:54

Oh My Cakenesss!!!!! This turned outFABULOUS!!! Here's the substitutions I used: Buttermilk: 1 tblsp distilled vinegar in a 1 cup measuring cup. Fill to 1 cup with milk (I used 2%). Cake Flour: 3 cups All purpose flour MINUS 6 tablespoons. Then ADD 6 tblsp cornstarch. This came out light, but firm - very moist and absolutely delicious. Thank you for this recipe. I'll be adding this to my list of flavors!!! :)

busymom9431 Says... 2011-01-24 20:22:17

This was the first scratch cake that I can say I LOVE!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

sweettreasures64 Says... 2011-02-22 05:12:11

Thanks for the great recipe, I used this to make a lemon cake, I substituted vanilla for the almond, added the fresh juice from 1/2 of a lemon and 2 tablespoons of freshly grated lemon rind, I filled the cake with lemon curd and made up my own version of Lemoncelo buttercream. It was a hit, I delivered the cake to my friends at a local restuarant and we shared with the other patrons and everybody loved it!

jennifer22780 Says... 2011-03-10 09:30:31

ok so i dont have lemon.... i MIGHT have lemon juice in a bottle, but doubtful... ((we dont like lemon over here lol) will this still work without the use of the lemon juice? anything is hould substitute? or do i just wait to get lemon juice and then make it?

jennifer22780 Says... 2011-03-23 06:18:28

ok, so i made it and substituted vanilla for the lemon, and it turned out pretty good. a little too dense for my liking, but the flavor was yummy!

ToniMarieLovesCuppies Says... 2011-03-30 07:37:44

If I were to use this for cupcakes, how much does the batter rise?

BlueberryMuffin Says... 2011-04-14 23:35:39

I'm making a wedding cake next week and have been looking everywhere for a good white cake recipe that will stand up to fondant and being stacked 4 tiers high...is this cake dense enough?

BooBooPatch Says... 2011-06-22 12:36:54

This is a wonderful white recipe. Have made it several times now and it stands up to stacking great.

Btarr4 Says... 2011-07-22 13:08:01

Any idea how many cups this recipe makes.....

roswalters Says... 2011-07-25 22:24:21

thank you thank you

88simon Says... 2011-08-16 12:54:00

I NEED a white cake that is light and fluff but not dry. Like a store bought cake only one that has tast.

jojojes Says... 2012-01-10 12:33:00

omg - this is a truly wonderful cake! Made it for grins and paired up a Chocolate Buttercream and I think this was the best cake I've had in years (which is saying a lot of this cake nut!)

Krista512 Says... 2012-02-02 21:27:43

would this cake be good still if i take out the lemon flavoring and put some buttered vanilla flavoring instead?????

also is this a good recipe that i can change to make a chocolate, strawberry, orange or cinnamon cake? if so what should i take out to make the change.

DHowes Says... 2012-02-18 18:15:46

I'm new to this site and enjoyed looking through all the recipies. I tried this recipe tonight. It's a pretty good white cake. I have two questions though. 1) I only got 2 8 inch cakes out of it instead of 3 that it calls for; why do think that is? I used 2x8 pans and beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry. And 2) Could I substitute the buttermilk for sour cream? Thanks!

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