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Homestyle White Cake

Prep Time:15 min
Cook Time:40 min
Yield:12 servings


  • Pillsbury™ Baking Spray with Flour
  • 2 3/4 cups Pillsbury™ Softasilk® Enriched & Bleached Cake Flour
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 2/3 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 5 large egg whites
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. 1.
    HEAT oven to 350ºF. Spray two 9 x 1 1/2-inch round cake pans or a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with flour no-stick cooking spray.

  2. 2.
    COMBINE cake flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl.

  3. 3.
    ADD milk and shortening. Beat with electric mixer at medium speed 2 minutes, or beat vigorously by hand 300 strokes.

  4. 4.
    ADD egg whites, milk and vanilla. Beat 2 minutes more or 300 strokes.

  5. 5.
    POUR batter into prepared pan(s). For the 9-inch round cake pans: Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. For the 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan: Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

  6. 6.
    COOL 15 minutes; remove cake from pan(s) to cooling rack to cool completely. Frost as desired.


Serving Size (1 slice, 1/12 of cake), Calories 330 (Calories from Fat 100), Total Fat 12g (Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 410mg, Total Carbohydrate 52g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 30g), Protein 5g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 15%, Iron 8%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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