White layered cake with Whipped cream frosting

 White layered cake is a perfect and  delicious cake to bake on a special occasion.  With the combination of whipped cream frosting and fresh strawberries, it tastes heavenly and simply out of the world! This cake uses egg whites only . Sour cream and milk is added to compensate for the fat of the yolk  .I used cake flour for this recipe as it tends to make the cake  light and moist. The cake should be completely cooled before frosting .Poking holes in the cake and adding a little sugar syrup (made by boiling  water and sugar in 2:1 ratio and then cooling) is a good trick that I learnt to get a moist  cake . To be honest, this was the first time I was  using homemade whipped cream frosting and I didn’t have the turn table which makes it easier to frost and coat the cake evenly but  still managed  without much mess 🙂 Finally taste wise , the outcome was simply awesome .I guess a lot of love and patience went into  the baking and so the great results! This recipe is adapted from Sallysbakingaddictions. Hope you enjoy baking this as much as I did!

White layered cake

  • Servings: 20 -25 slices
  • Difficulty: medium
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A delicious layered white cake that is light,moist ,soft with whipped cream frosting and strawberries.

Some useful tips I noted :

  • Eggs, milk  and sour cream has to be at room temperature.
  • Cake flour can be replaced with all purpose flour and cornstarch .(From the quantity of all purpose flour mentioned ,remove 2 tbsp of it  and replace with 2 tbsp corn starch and whisk to mix well)


For Cake

  • 2 and 1/2 cups  sifted cake flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 and half sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1  3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole milk

For Frosting

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup powdered confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Cake preparation and Baking

  • Grease and lightly flour two 9-inch cake pans.
  • Whisk the dry ingredients  cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  •  Beat the butter on high speed using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment until smooth and creamy  for about 1 or 2 minutes.
  • Add the sugar and beat on high speed for 2 to 3 minutes until creamed together.
  • Scrape down the sides to the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.
  • Add the egg whites. Beat on high speed until combined for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Beat in the sour cream and vanilla extract.
  •  Add the dry ingredients with  low speed on the mixer, mix until it is just incorporated.
  • Slowly pour in the milk until combined, the mixer should still be running on low.
  • Do not over mix.
  • Whisk it  by hand to make sure there are no lumps at the bottom of the bowl.
  • The batter will be slightly thick.
  • Pour batter evenly into cake pans using measuring cups if required.
  • Bake for around 25 – 30 minutes or until the cakes are baked through.
  •  Insert a toothpick into the center of the cake and if it comes out clean, it is done.
  • Allow cakes to cool completely in the pans and set on a wire rack.
  • The cakes must be completely cool before frosting and assembling.

Whipped Cream Frosting 

  • Freeze or refrigerate the bowl and whisk attachments used in the frosting preparation.You can also use a bigger bowl with ice cubes underneath the bowl in which frosting is being  prepared as shown in the picture below.
  • Beat the heavy whipping cream on medium speed for about 10 to 12 minutes till it gets thicker or until small spikes are formed.
  • Add the confectioner’s sugar, vanilla extract and sour cream and keep beating on medium and then high till it gets stiff peaks .
  • Yummy whipped cream frosting is ready, Use immediately or store in a refrigerator for using later.

Cake Assembly and Serving

  • To assemble the cake ,using a serrated knife cut the dome portion of the cakes and poke it with holes.
  • Sprinkle sugar solution ( 1:2 sugar and water boiled and cooled ) for creating moist cakes.(optional).
  • Frost the cut portion of one cake  and let the extra frosting spill to the sides so that you can coat it.
  • Place the other cake on top of the frosted cake upside down so the flat potion is on the top.
  • Coat the frosting on the top and spread evenly along the sides.
  • Decorate with fresh strawberries ,sliced almonds, sprinkles and anything else you like.
  • Slice and serve with extra frosting or ice cream  .  Enjoy!

White layered cake with whipped cream frosting and fresh strawberries!!

9 inch round cakes cooling before frosting

Cake preparation steps in pictures

Cakes cooling in pan after baking

cakes cooling on rack

Whipped cream frosting in the making! The bowl is placed in a bigger bowl with ice cubes during the preparation to keep it cool.

white layered cake with candles ready for a celebration!!

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  • allaboutyourskinblog
    March 15, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Wow sounds so good!

    • InspiresN
      March 15, 2018 at 12:12 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Megala
    March 15, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Yum ! Looks super spongy and delicious !!

    • InspiresN
      March 15, 2018 at 12:36 pm

      Thank you so much Megala 🙏it was really moist and delicious

  • raynotbradbury
    March 15, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    one piece of this cake with a tea…yum!!!
    thx for sharing :))

    • InspiresN
      March 15, 2018 at 4:49 pm

      Sure Ray , be my guest! Thank you for the lovely comment:)

  • Ramyarecipes
    March 15, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Nisha, as you said this is first time of making whipping cream but it looks delicious and finishing wise perfect 👌👌
    Finally, I like to wish the person who belongs this cake “🎂 Happy Birthday 🙂”

    • InspiresN
      March 15, 2018 at 4:55 pm

      Yes Ramya , I love whipped cream frosting as it less sweeter and put all my effort into it .Thanks dear for the appreciation .I was quite happy with the way it turned out 🙂 The cake was actually for my kids (twins boy n girl), they turned 13 this week. Thanks a lot for the wishes!

      • Ramyarecipes
        March 15, 2018 at 5:01 pm

        That’s great to know.. twins 👍 If you like to share their pic i would like to see in any of your post.. so double wishes Happy Birthday ☺️😍

        • InspiresN
          March 15, 2018 at 5:09 pm

          Sure will do some time! Thanks again 🙂

  • iScriblr
    March 15, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Wow! I LOVEEE this! <3

    • InspiresN
      March 15, 2018 at 5:09 pm

      Thank you so much ! It was indeed delicious!

  • a little Swiss, a little Canadian
    March 15, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Looks delicious!😋

    • InspiresN
      March 15, 2018 at 8:09 pm

      Thank you so much Ursula, much appreciated!

  • SaRitzy
    March 15, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    This looks amazing!

    • InspiresN
      March 15, 2018 at 8:10 pm

      Thanks a lot for the lovely comment!

  • Neetha
    March 15, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Cake looks very delicious !! You have done such a wonderful job with the whipping cream (with out using turn table).

    • InspiresN
      March 15, 2018 at 10:08 pm

      Thanks a lot Neetha for the appreciation! I am so glad to hear that 🙂

  • Dippy Dotty Girl
    March 15, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    I can taste it already. The fresh cream and strawberries together with that sponge. Terrific! 🙂 xx

    • InspiresN
      March 16, 2018 at 10:27 am

      It was really good Dippy, my favorite kind of combination.Thank you so much!

  • amrita
    March 16, 2018 at 12:50 am

    this is an amazing cake…loved it totally

    • InspiresN
      March 16, 2018 at 10:27 am

      Thanks a bunch Amrita for the lovely comment!

  • Priya Sakthivel
    March 16, 2018 at 3:24 am


    • InspiresN
      March 16, 2018 at 10:26 am

      Thank you so much!

  • Prashasti Patel
    March 16, 2018 at 5:11 am

    Wow… it looks so delicious and mouthwatering. 👌👌👌👏👏👏

    • InspiresN
      March 16, 2018 at 10:25 am

      Thank a lot Prashasti, appreciate it!

  • iScriblr
    March 16, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Wow, looks yummy! 🙂

    • InspiresN
      March 16, 2018 at 10:25 am

      Thank you so much!

      • iScriblr
        March 16, 2018 at 11:46 am

        Looks like I commented again! Thanks to the yummy cake! 😉 😛

        • InspiresN
          March 16, 2018 at 1:13 pm

          That’s so sweet of you! Thanks again 🙂

  • indianeskitchen
    March 16, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    This looks amazing!!!! White cake is my absolute favorite!

    • InspiresN
      March 16, 2018 at 12:41 pm

      Thank you so much Diane!

  • Divya Deepak Rao
    March 16, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Looks utterly delicious & love that it has sour cream!😊 I too employ sugar syrup to further moisten cakes:)

    • InspiresN
      March 16, 2018 at 12:55 pm

      Thank you so much Divya for the lovely comment! I know same here, love sour cream in my bakes and am so glad to have learnt the sugar syrup tip to moisten the cake 🙂

  • afoodiehousewife
    March 16, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Looks super-duper delicious and moist! Yummy!

    • InspiresN
      March 19, 2018 at 11:28 am

      Thanks a lot Mallika!

  • Greedyeats -Neha
    March 18, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Wow! The cake looks so moist, light and delicious. Totally in love with it. I like how you added sour cream and cake flour to this recipe to make what it is now. Simply fab!!

    • InspiresN
      March 18, 2018 at 11:52 am

      Thank you so much Neha for the lovely comment , am so glad you liked it. I love sour cream as well and it turned out delicious !

  • misteaksandcakes
    March 20, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Lovely recipe! I’m eager to try this frosting recipe!! I’m always on the hunt for new frosting recipes. Thanks for sharing!

    • InspiresN
      March 20, 2018 at 2:35 pm

      Oh wonderful to hear that and hope you will try it out soon!Thank you so much, it’s my pleasure to share:)

  • Vidya Narayan
    March 21, 2018 at 6:31 am

    Absolutely delicious bake. So tempting and the frosting especially looks amazing.

    • InspiresN
      March 21, 2018 at 7:11 am

      Thank you so much Vidya 🙏

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