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Large White Birthday Cake Recipe

Large White Birthday Cake

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"I recently made this cake for a friend's birthday, and it is an old recipe from the 1950's. Sprinkle with coconut and chopped maraschino cherries if you wish."

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Original recipe makes 9 x 13 inch cake Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. Sift together cake flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, combine shortening, sugar, yolks, and vanilla; beat with mixer. Add sifted flour mixture alternately with milk in three parts; continue to beat until just blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for about 35 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool on a wire rack. Ice with Fluffy Boiled Icing. Sprinkle with coconut and chopped maraschino cherries if you wish.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 02, 2003

This cake is very delicious. It came out just right. I iced it with the Wedding Cake Icing on this site and it was a hit. All the kids loved it. Will be making again. Thanks for the recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 06, 2007

the cake was very delicious. but when i made it, it sunk in the middle. so i tried it again, (thinking it was my fault.)and it sunk again. very tasty but couldnt do anything with it.


14 Ratings

Mar 05, 2004

I've baked this cake twice in the past 2 months. Once for my son's 2nd birthday and one for Valentine's day. First time I baked it, I used a 9x13 pan it was a little on the dry side, and it had air pocket holes throughout the cake...still delicious though. Second time I made it I added a bit more milk, used a donut cake pan and tapped the pan on the counter a few times before I put it in the oven... needless to say I almost ate the whole darn cake myself!! Delicious, moist and no air pocket holes. I used a butter icing on the cake and it was to die for!!!

Aug 13, 2004

Favor was good, but it did come out a little dry. Next time I will try substituting drained applesauce for 1/2 the shortening. I have found this helps keep baked goods moist.

May 18, 2009

very good cake, a little heavy- extremely soft, everyone loved this cake

Sep 24, 2007

Maybe i did something wrong because this cake was dry and I did not care for the taste; maybe it was me..

May 15, 2005

This cake was great. It was just perfect topped with crushed strawberries! Yes it is a little dry, but that is just what we needed since the strawberries are runny. Thanks!

Dec 24, 2009

Absolutely wonderful! I substituted soy milk for the regular milk and it still turned out great!


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  • Calories
  • 226 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.6 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 7.5 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 215 mg
  • 9%

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

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