Healthier Simple White Cake

Healthier Simple White Cake

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"This simple, great tasting cake is made healthier with whole wheat pastry flour and less sugar. Kids love making cupcakes with this recipe--and you'll feel better about them eating this healthier version. Tip: Instead of frosting, try dusting with confectioners sugar before serving!"


50 m servings 179 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 179 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 8.8 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.3g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 144 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x9-inch pan.
  2. Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in color. Add room-temperature eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into butter mixture before adding the next. Beat in vanilla extract with last egg. Combine flour and baking powder, and add to butter mixture, mixing well. Stir in milk until batter is smooth. Pour or spoon batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until cake springs back to the touch, 30 to 40.


  • Editor's Notes:
  • This recipe can also be made into muffins. Line a muffin pan with paper liners instead of using a 9x9-inch pan. Bake muffins for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • This recipe is a healthier version of Simple White Cake.
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  1. 19 Ratings


Loved it! Made this for my daughter's birthday and it was delicious! We dusted it with powdered sugar and topped it with sliced berries. Thank you for sharing.

I made these today for a birthday - cupcakes. They were light, fluffy and delicious. This one is a keeper.

Awesome with Splenda Blend and blueberries! Thanks for the great recipe!

I made several substitutions (egg whites, brown sugar, soy milk and margarine) but holy cow this cake is delicious. Fluffy and perfect! Love love love. Definitely a keeper.

My family liked this cake. A little bit on the dry side. I made cupcakes and topped with some whipped cream and a strawberry.

Great recipe nice and fluffy and easy to make

I made them as cupcakes, and they came out great! Light and not too sweet. I added raspberry extract instead of vanilla for a fun, fruity taste. My only complaint is they fell quite a bit so the...

The consistency was closer to cornbread than cake. It was not light and fluffy at all. It made a decent tasting bread but was not cake-like at all.

Had the consistency of cornbread. Won't be making it again.