Recipe: White Cake

An ideal white CAKE can be made by using the whites of five eggs with the proper proportions of butter, sugar, flour, liquid, and leavening. Such a CAKE is usually baked in a large flat pan and then cut into squares.


  •  1/2 c. butter
  •  1-1/2 c. sugar
  •  5 egg whites
  •  2-1/2 c. flour
  •  4 tsp. baking powder
  •  3/4 c. milk
  •  Powdered sugar
  •  Shredded coconut

Cream the butter and add gradually the sugar and the beaten whites of eggs. Sift the flour and baking powder together and add alternately with the milk. Beat this mixture well. Pour into a sheet-CAKE pan, 9 inches by 12 inches, and cover with powdered sugar and a rather thin layer of shredded coconut. Bake for about 40 minutes in a moderate oven. Remove from the pan, cool, and serve without ICING.

Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4
by Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences (Year 1928)