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The first step to making any good white cake is perfecting the batter. This recipe will help you achieve a taste that's better than basic.

Recipe by Southern Living May 1999

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Yield:
about 7 cups
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Ingredients

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  • Beat butter and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well.

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  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with milk and water, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition. Stir in extracts.

  • Beat egg whites at high speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form; fold about one-third of egg whites into batter. Gradually fold in remaining egg whites.

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