Dairy-Free White Cake
For a dairy-free cake recipe that is easy to make and so delicious that you won't even know it's non-dairy, try this white cake!
- Serves: 12 persons
- 3cups cake flour
- 2tsp. baking powder
- ¾tsp. salt
- 1 ½cups soy margarine
- 2 ¼cups sugar (granulated)
- ¾tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1cup almond milk (unsweetened)
- 8large egg whites
Step 1Pre-heat the oven to 350 F. Lightly grease or oil two 9-inch round cake pans. Line the bottoms of the pans with parchment paper and, once in place, lightly grease or oil the paper. Dust the parchment and the sides of the pan lightly with flour and tap the sides of the pan to shake out the excess. Set aside.
Step 2In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder , and salt, and set aside.
Step 3In a large mixing bowl, use an electric hand mixer or a standing mixer to beat together the soy margarine and 2 cups of the sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy , about 4 minutes. Add the vanilla , beating well to combine. With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients in several additions, alternating with the almond milk until all of the dry ingredients and almond milk have been added. Beat until the mixture is just combined and set aside.
Step 4In another large mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer (be sure to clean and dry the beaters before using) or in the bowl of a standing mixer, beat the egg whites until forming very soft, foamy peaks , about 1 to 2 minutes. Gradually add the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and beat until forming stiff, glossy peaks, about 4 minutes more. In three additions, add the egg whites to the flour mixture, gradually folding in the white with a spatula until combined.
Step 5Smooth the batter into the prepared pans and bake for about 30 to 35 minutes, or until the cakes are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the centers comes out clean. Transfer the cakes to a wire rack and allow them to cool for about 15 to 20 minutes before inverting the cakes onto the rack and removing the parchment. Turn the cakes back over to cool completely before assembling into a layer cake or icing with the dairy-free frosting of your choice.