moistest white cake

IMG_20190304_180854Ok, this is a work in progress. But I guess I figured something to prove I’m alive is better than continuing the lack of posts :'(. SO. My number one recipe for the moistest chocolate cake ever is great, and I’ve made that cake more times than I can count. But it’s chocolate! And even though I am 100% always down for chocolate, I’ve been looking for a go-to white cake recipe for years. The other day I thought to myself, if I love my chocolate cake so much, why don’t I just modify it until it makes the moistest white cake?? So I did. Still needs work, but a very reasonable starting point! Next steps are to find the right baking time/adjustments so that it doesn’t fall flat after cooling. But even though it fell, the crumb was still super moist and fluffy inside.

You need:
1 large bowl
1/2 c measuring cup, 1/2 tsp measuring spoon
1 1/4 c all-purpose flour, loose
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
6 Tbsp (3/8 c) non fat dry milk powder
1 c granulated sugar
1/2 c vegetable oil
3/4 c water
2 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 deg F. In your large bowl, mix together all dry ingredients until uniform in color: 1 c flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 6 Tbsp non fat dry milk powder and 1 c sugar. Add in 1/2 c vegetable oil and mix well with a spatula until batter forms a paste. Looks weird? Don’t worry.

Add 3/4 c milk into the batter. Mix with a whisk until chunks dissolve. Add 2 eggs and 1/2 tsp vanilla and mix well, making sure egg is whisked in completely.

Line cake or cupcake pan with parchment paper for easier removal. Bake cupcakes for about 17 minutes or round cakes for 38 minutes – until aroma smells delicious and a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely in pan before removing and frosting.


3 thoughts on “moistest white cake

  • March 5, 2019 at 8:42 am

    Next time: 1/4 c less milk

  • March 10, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    I tried two alternates since then:
    This recipe less 1/4 milk and less 1 egg – much heavier cake that sank prior to being cooked through.
    This recipe less 1/4 milk and less 1 egg plus 1/2 c water – about the same results as this recipe. Rose while being baked, and dropped (to flat) after coming out of the oven. Very moist. Not sure which I’d prefer, but probably need to keep testing!

  • September 12, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    1 c all-purpose flour, loose
    3/4 c milk

    Changed to:
    1 1/4 c all-purpose flour, loose
    3/4 c water

    Only tried baking in a sheet ban so not sure how it might fall in a bigger round pan, but the crumb was very even and not too moist up to 1″ thick batter. Dropped from 350 deg to 300 deg half way thru but only because my batter was really thin in the baking sheet.


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