Beautiful White Birthday Cake

Contributed by Kim Falls

It’s easy enough to be an everyday cake and special enough to be a birthday cake. Two thumbs up from Kim, who makes it regularly as her tried and true cake for decorating. Makes two 9-inch round cakes or one 9 × 13 inch cake.


  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 3/4 c unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs (at room temperature)
  • 2 tsp (pure) vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or reconstituted buttermilk powder)


  1. Mix dry ingredients well.
  2. Beat butter until smooth (medium speed with mixer). Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time just until blended. Beat in vanilla.
  3. Add flour mixture and buttermilk to butter mixture alternately in 3 batches. Make sure to scrape down sides of bowl so that all is evenly combined.
  4. Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes until cake tester comes out clean.
Posted on September 9, 2015 and filed under desserts & sweets.