Wednesday, September 28, 2011

White Wedding Cake Recipe

After years of getting recipes from reading cookbooks, magazines, watching TV cooking shows, I can't believe this but I am finding recipes I just have to try on "pinterest".  If you haven't visited this site yet you'll want to check it out.  It is a way to collect favorite things and "pinning" them to a "board" so when you move on to another site and then try to remember where you saw something you can still find it.  It reminds me of clipping out magazine ideas and collecting them but now its online so no searching, organizing or storing involved......that is a huge plus.  I definitely spend more time finding things then pinning things, but luckily there are lots of people out there pinning things for me to find.  So I first saw a picture of this cake on pinterest and when I saw how simple the recipe looked I had to try it.  I get asked for the recipe every time I make it, so Thank you recipe girl for putting this out there for all of us! The recipe was at recipegirl 's site ---a blog that is full of great recipes and ideas.

White Wedding Cake

1 box white cake mix
1 c all-purpose flour
1c granulated sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/3 c water
2 T vegetable oil (I used canola oil)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 c sour cream  (I used plain Greek yogurt)
4 large egg whites


Preheat oven to 350°F.  Grease and flour pans, line with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, mix first 4 dry ingredients, then add rest of ingredients and blend with hand mixer for 2 minutes or till well blended.

Pour batter into pans, leaving about 1 inch to top of pan for cake to rise.  Bake 35-40 min or till toothpick comes out clean.  Do not over bake start checking cake at about 25-30 min.

Enough batter for 3 layers using 9" pans.

Allow to cool before frosting.

Buttercream Icing


3 c powdered sugar
1 c butter--softened
1 tsp pure vanilla
1-2 T cream (calls for heavy but I used 1/2 & 1/2)


Mix sugar and butter till well blended, then add vanilla.  Add cream a little at a time till desired consistency.  Spread on cooled cake.

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