white velvet buttermilk cake

White velvet buttermilk cake

white velvet buttermilk cake

White velvet buttermilk cake

White velvet cake gets it’s flavour and velvety texture from buttermilk. A moist and tender cake that is great for any occasion. This recipe makes two 8″ round cakes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Categories
Servings 4 servings
Calories 300 kcal


  • 12 oz cake flour
  • 12 oz granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 5 oz egg whites, room temperature
  • 4 oz vegetable oil
  • 10 oz buttermilk, room temperature or slightly warm
  • 6 oz butter, unsalted and softened
  • 2 tsp vanilla


  • Make sure that all your ingredients are all at room temperature and measured by weight so that the ingredients mix and incorporate correctly.
  • Heat oven to 335F/ 168 C- 350F/177C. Use lower setting to prevent the cakes from getting too dark on the outside before the inside is done baking.
  • Line 2 8″ round cake tins with baking paper. Fill the pans with about 3/4 of the way full of batter.
  • combine flour, sugar, baking powder baking soda and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment. Mix 10 seconds to combine.
  • Combine 1/2 cup of the milk and the oil together and set aside.
  • Combine the remaining milk, egg whites and vanilla together, whisk to break up the eggs and set aside.
  • Add your softened butter to the dry ingredients and mix on low until mixture resembles a coarse sand(30 secs) . Add in milk/oil mixture and let mix until dry ingredients are moistened and them bump up to medium setting and let mix for 2 minutes to develop the cakes structure. If you don’t let your cake mix on this step your cake could collapse.
  • Scrape your bowl and then reduce speed to low. Add in your egg white mixture in three batches, letting the batter mix for 15 seconds between additions.
  • Scrape down the sides again to make sure everything is incorporated and pour into prepared pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out cleanly but the cake has not begun to shrink yet from the sides of the pan. IMMEDIATELY TAP PAN FIRMLY on countertop once to release the steam from the cake. This stops the cake from shrinking.
  • Let cakes cool for 10 minutes inside the pan before flipping them out. The cake will shrink a bit and that is normal. Cool onto a cake rack to cool completely.

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