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Vegetarian White Layer Cake

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Vegetarian White Layer Cake

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Serves: 10-12
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes

This beautiful white cake is a real stunner. A thin layer of this vanilla buttercream frosting on the sides of the cake offers a trendy modern look to the decorated cake. If you’d like a thicker frosting on the sides, increase this frosting recipe by one half. You can also top the cake with berries for a gorgeous presentation.


  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • ½ c. unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ c. vegetable shortening
  • 2 c. granulated sugar
  • 8 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 T. real vanilla extract
  • 3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • ¼ t. salt
  • 1 c. whole milk
  • Vanilla buttercream frosting



Place top oven rack in center position and pre-heat oven to 350°F. Prepare two 8-inch round cake pans by spraying with non-stick cooking spray and lining the bottom with a parchment paper round. Set aside.


Cream butter, shortening and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add in the egg whites and vanilla, and mix until smooth.


In a separate large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix to combine. Add in the milk and continue mixing until smooth.


Divide the cake batter evenly between the prepared baking pans and place in the pre-heated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool completely.


To frost the cake, first level the top of each cake layer by carefully slicing the rounded portion of the cake off. A cake leveler works great for this! Put the leveled side down on a cake plate. Add a thin layer of the vanilla buttercream frosting to the exposed top side.


Add the second cake layer, again with the leveled top side down. Add the remaining frosting to the top of the cake, slowly working it around from the middle of the cake top to the edges. Scrape some of the frosting over the edges and apply a thin layer of frosting to the sides of the cake.


Slice and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Vegetarian White Layer Cake
Vegetarian White Layer Cake

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