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Lori's White Bread Cake Recipe

Lori's White Bread Cake

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"A very moist buttermilk cake. Easy to make and even easier to fall in love with. Great for showers because it is so light."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 10 inch Bundt Pan Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour Bundt pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift flour, soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well with each addition.
  4. Add flour mixture and mix in well.
  5. Add buttermilk and vanilla, and combine.
  6. Pour into prepared Bundt pan. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 1 hour or until bottom is golden and pick inserted into center comes out clean.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 20, 2010

I rate a number of recipes "5 stars" but then there are the exceptional recipes that there is no way of rating as such. This is one of those recipes. I think I may have just stumbled upon one of the best white cake/pound cake recipes I have ever made. Despite its low rating I reviewed the ingredients list and recognized a classic and accurate ratio of measurements. Most recipes of this type, however, will call for butter. Because this recipe calls for shortening, along with the large number of eggs and sugar, all of which contribute moisture to a cake, I knew I'd be in for one, fine cake! And I was not mistaken. I prepared the recipe exactly as written, using a tsp. of vanilla. When I added the flour and buttermilk, I did so alternately, beginning and ending with the flour and just long enough to combine. I used the batter for cupcakes, which I found took about 23 minutes. I cannot stress enough or overstate the beauty of this cake. It is delightfully moist, perfectly sweet, with a very attractive and tender crumb - and sinfully good. From now on when I make a white cake and I want a guaranteed, perfect result, I will refer to this recipe. I frankly am stumped as to why only three people have reviewed this in 10 years, the recipe's average rating is so deceptively low, and the recipe hasn't been touched in four years! I hope to change that. Lori, this is one beauty of a cake that in my judgement has nothing to do with "white bread." Too bad you can't change the name!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 28, 2003

Cake was exceedingly sweet. Crust got crunchy from the excess sugar. I baked this in a 9x13 pan, and it took about 1 1/2 hours to test done. I believe the sugar in the recipe is wrong. It had good potential.


26 Ratings

Feb 10, 2006

Yummy! I cut the sugar in half and it turned out great! Thanks for the recipe.

Dec 10, 2010

I can't believe there are so few reviews for this fabulous cake! It's a great old fashioned kind of cake much like the kind my Great Grammy used to make. I cut back to two cups of sugar and used a full tsp of vanilla instead of what the recipe called for. It was delicious and a huge hit!! My new absolute "Go To" cake recipe. Wish I could give it more than five stars because it is deserving of ten!

Dec 29, 2010

I made this while stranded in a storm. I had to make my own buttermilk. I used 3/4 cup heavy cream and 1/4 cup skim milk and 1 Tb. lemon juice. I also had only butter (not shortening or marg) and everyone literally LOVES the cake. If I was planning this recipe, like when I make it next time, I would serve it with a dollop of whip cream and some rasberries perhaps. Maybe a few flecks of chocolate here and there in plating. I will most definately add this to my recipe file but will not call it "white bread". . .if I would've called it that with my family, they wouldn't have even tried it. Excellent sponge or pound cake!

Mar 27, 2013

Delicious! I made 36 cupcakes with this recipe. They baked at 325 for 24-25 minutes. If you make the 'cheese filling' recipe from this site, and drop 1 tsp on each cupcake and 1 or 2 raspberries (before baking) you have fabulous raspberry cheesecake filled cupcakes.

Mar 09, 2005

Lovely texture, great taste. I used soft margarine instead of shortening. I have made it several times now, and it still delights.

Mar 08, 2011

other than cutting back on the sugar (only putting in 2 cups) and adding a full tsp of vanilla i followed this exactly and am very pleased with how it turned out ... the batter does get really thick before adding the milk, i wasnt sure my poor handheld mixer would make it lol very much like pound cake, will definitly use this again


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  • Calories
  • 502 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 75 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol
  • 94 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 20.1 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 7 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 83 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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