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Silver White Cake with Chocolate Frosting

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Silver White Cake with Chocolate Frosting
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 16
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This tender, snow-white cake is frosted with a rich, chocolate buttercream. A dessert lover's dream.

Ingredients

2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 2/3
cups sugar
2/3
cup shortening
1 1/4
cups milk
3 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
5
egg whites
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour bottom and sides of rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, 2 round pans, 9x1 1/2 inches, or 3 round pans, 8x1 1/2 inches.
  • 2 Beat all ingredients except egg whites and Chocolate Buttercream Frosting in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • 3 Beat in egg whites on high speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan(s).
  • 4 Bake rectangle 40 to 45 minutes, 9-inch rounds 30 to 35 minutes, 8-inch rounds 23 to 28 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool rectangle in pan on wire rack. Cool rounds 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely.
  • 5 Frost rectangle or fill and frost layers with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.
Tips  

All-purpose flour works fine for this recipe, but if you like your cakes with a very light, velvety texture, use cake flour instead. Look for it near the other flours in the baking aisle of your grocery store.

To ensure recipe success, do not use self-rising flour or vegetable oil spreads in this recipe.

Can’t find the time to make from-scratch frosting during the busy holiday season? Use two 16-ounce tubs of ready-to-spread frosting instead.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
405
(
Calories from Fat
155
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
16 g
(
Saturated Fat
7 g
)
Cholesterol
10 mg
Sodium
310 mg
Potassium
110 mg
Total Carbohydrate
60 g
(
Dietary Fiber
1 g
)
Protein
4 g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
6%
6%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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