Birthday Cake Ingredients And Prepartions:
sifted cake flour - 2 cups
baking powder - 1 tbsp
salt - 1/2 tsp
egg whites - 4 at room temperature
granulated sugar (finely ground in a
food processor or blender for 2 minutes) - 2/3 cup
canola oil - 1/3 cup
buttermilk(room temperature) - 1/2 cup
vanilla extract - 2 tsp
almond extract - 1 tsp
- Arrange the oven racks to divide the oven into thirds.
- Preheat the oven to
- Line 2 8-inch round baking pans with parchment or wax paper
rounds and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt onto a sheet of wax paper.
- In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on high speed, beat the
whites until foamy, 1 minute; gradually add 1/3 cup of the sugar and beat
until firm peaks form, 3 to 4 minutes.
- In another large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, combine the oil,
remaining 1/3 cup sugar, buttermilk, and vanilla and almond extracts; beat
until well blended, 30 seconds.
- Whisk in about half of the flour mixture,
then alternately fold in the remaining flour with the beaten whites.
evenly in the prepared pans and bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until a toothpick
inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a rack and frost.
Nutrition Facts (without frosting): Calories 270; Calories from Fat 71;
Total Fat 8g; Saturated Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 272mg; Carbohydrate
46g; Dietary Fiber 0g; Sugars 24g; Protein 5g.
This recipe yields 10 servings. Serving size: 1 piece.
Exchanges Per Serving (without frosting): 3 Carbohydrate, 1 Fat.
Comments: This is the snowy-white cake so many of us associate with
birthdays, a perfect match for the fluffy "Seven-Minute Frosting". Because this cake is so delicate and light, it requires careful
preparation: make sure the ingredients are room temperature, and that you've
measured your ingredients precisely.
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