Aunt Bert's White Cake

Aunt Bert's White Cake


"This is a very old recipe that I got from my deceased friend Holli's Aunt Bert. Everyone will love it."


servings 203 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 203 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 6.9 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.4g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 174 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix together the buttermilk with the baking soda. Set aside. Cream shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Beat well.
  2. Add buttermilk and baking soda mixture.
  3. Sift dry ingredients, and add to creamed mixture.
  4. Add boiling water, and mix well.
  5. Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for approximately 35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Let cool. I frost with cream cheese frosting.
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  1. 131 Ratings


This cake is great, but there are a couple things that should be changed in the order of the directions. Don't mix the baking soda and buttermilk to start with. Cream the shortening, sugar, ec...

I made this cake after reading all of the comments , good and bad . This is the nicest cake I've tasted in a very long time. I sell cakes from my home and needed a recipe for a "real" homeade ca...

Love this recipe! Of course, I made modifications as I almost usually do. I cut the sugar back by half a cup and added a package of french vanilla pudding mix to the dry ingredients. This mak...

Probably one of the best white cakes I've ever tasted anywhere, let alone made myself. None of the almost anticipated and dreaded Dry Cake Syndrome! They're also light and fluffy (I made cupca...

I do lots of baking , was searching for different basic cake recipe . I tried this recipe , followed the directions to letter . This is a wonderful cake recipe . I have baked this , and frosted ...

I have tried 23 other recipes.. I was looking for an old fashioned cake.. this is the BEST cake ever. I served it to three different gentlemen friends and they all raved about it. They all sai...

This recipe makes a yellow cake--not a white cake--because it uses egg yolks rather than whole eggs. That said, the cake was moist and dense, but uninspiring. We ate it, it was fine, but I'll ...

yay finally a cake for pple who hate to bake. So easy to make and yummiyum. the batter is great. tastes gooooooood. Everyone loved it it just disapeared!

This cake is superb, thank you Aunt Bert & Holli (and tari Weber for sharing), surely you must live in cake heaven now. I've made it at least 5 times now. It IS slightly heavy, & very moist, the...