Recipe: White Snowflake Cake

A vanilla dessert that everyone will love
ByJasmine BandaliTuesday , 15 December 2015
Recipe: White Snowflake Cake
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1 cup butter, softened
½ cup vegetable shortening
3 cups granulated sugar
5 eggs, room temperature
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
½ cup whole milk, room temperature
½ cup buttermilk, room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 175C. Prepare three 23cm round cake pans with non-stick baking spray or coated well with shortening or butter and floured, taking care to remove all excess flour.
  2. Cream together butter and shortening with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Slowly add sugar, one cup at a time, making sure to fully incorporate each cup before adding another. Add eggs one at a time, making sure to fully incorporate each egg before adding another.
  3. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Pour whole milk, buttermilk and vanilla into measuring cup and whisk together with a fork. Add to butter and shortening mixture alternately with milk mixture, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.
  4. Gently stir all ingredients until well combined. Stop mixer and scrape down sides and bottom of bowl, making sure to have all ingredients mixed well.
  5. Evenly distribute cake batter between cake pans and place pans into oven. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the centre comes out clean. Remove and allow to cool slightly in cake pans for about 5 minutes, then cool completely on a wire rack.
  6. Frost cake as desired.

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