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“From "Baking in America". An extremely light and fluffy white cake”
READY IN:
1hr 30mins
YIELD:
1 bundt cake
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Butter and flour a 10 cup loaf pan or a 12 cup bundt pan.
  3. Sift the flour with the cornstarch, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Beat the butter until smooth.
  6. Gradually beat in all but 1/4 cup of the sugar.
  7. Beat in the extract.
  8. Continue to beat for 5 minutes, until butter is very light and fluffy.
  9. Stir in the flour/cornstarch mixture in 3 additions, alternating with the half and half.
  10. In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites until it forms a soft peak.
  11. Beat in the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar, and continue beating until stiff, glossy peaks form when the beater is raised.
  12. Gently fold the beaten whites into the batter in 3 additions.
  13. Scrape the batter into the prepared pans.
  14. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until the cake is well browned and springs back when lightly pressed in the center.

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