- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened, room temperature
- 2 cups white sugar
- 2 eggs, separated, room temperature
- 3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups cake flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
- Preheat oven to 325.
- Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
- Add in egg yolks and vanilla, mixing until fully incorporated. Set aside.
- In a seperate bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.
- Gradually add dry ingredients into wet ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk.
- Mix until batter is fluffy but be careful not to over mix.
- Beat egg whites until foamy and thick.
- Very gently fold egg whites into batter and mix JUST until incorporated.
- Pour batter into prepared pans and spread into even layers.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cake cool in pans until pans are warm to the touch.
- Carefully remove cakes from pan and place on a cooling rack to finish cooling.
- When cakes are completely cooled frost with chocolate buttercream frosting.
Once again, I got the recipe from Divas Can Cook.
It tasted like sugar cookie. It didn't really taste like yellow cake. That's because there was WAY too much sugar in this cake. I would probably only use 1-1 1/4c of sugar instead of the 2c in the recipe.
The recipe was easy to put together, but a mixer was absolutely necessary... I cannot beat egg whites by hand.
A lot of the comments on the Divas Can Cook site had trouble with their cake falling. I didn't have that problem. My guess as to why that was happening to people was because they didn't use room temperature ingredients or they didn't fold the egg whites in properly. I mean, I don't think I do it properly, but I made sure it was mixed in thoroughly and I tried not to do it too much.
This is a solid recipe and I will definitely give it another go. The cake was moist, and it did really well with the frosting.
I have never really liked cake. On the spectrum of "cake I would eat", this is in the realm of cake I would eat. Red velvet is in the realm of cake I would not eat.