Butter Cake

Total Time:
1 hr 15 min
15 min
15 min
45 min

6 to 8 servings

  • 9 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 cups cake flour
  • 1/4 cups salt
  • 1/4 cups baking soda
  • 2 3/4 cups solid shortening
  • 4 cups butter
  • 2 cups whole eggs
  • 5 cups buttermilk
  • 1/8 cup vanilla extract
  • 8 cups egg whites
  • 8 cups granulated sugar
  • Preheat oven to 320 degrees F.

  • Mix together sugar, flour, salt, soda, shortening and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on 2nd speed for 3 minutes. Then add whole eggs, buttermilk and vanilla to the mixture and beat again for 3 minutes on 2nd speed. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites and sugar into a meringue state. Then gently fold the meringue into the buttermilk mixture. Pour into 4 parchment lined sheet pans or 4 (4 by 13-inch) round cake pans. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the cake.

  • This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.

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