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Silver White Cake with Chocolate Frosting (lighter recipe)

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Silver White Cake with Chocolate Frosting (lighter recipe)
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 16
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Enjoy dessert with less guilt! This lighter version of the classic Silver White Cake is just as tender, snow white and delicious as the original.
Updated Jun 25, 2015

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 1/4 cups fat-free (skim) milk
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla or almond extract
  • 5 egg whites
  • Chocolate Buttercream Frosting (lighter recipe)
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour bottom and sides of rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, 2 round pans, 9x1 1/2 inches, or 3 round pans, 8x1 1/2 inches.
  • 2
    Beat all ingredients except egg whites and Chocolate Buttercream Frosting in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • 3
    Beat in egg whites on high speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan(s).
  • 4
    Bake rectangle 40 to 45 minutes, 9-inch rounds 30 to 35 minutes, 8-inch rounds 23 to 28 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool rectangle in pan on wire rack. Cool rounds 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack . Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 5
    Frost rectangle or fill and frost layers with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    All-purpose flour works fine for this recipe, but if you like your cakes with a very light, velvety texture, use cake flour instead. Look for it near the other flours in the baking aisle of your grocery store.
  • tip 2
    To ensure recipe success, do not use self-rising flour or vegetable oil spreads in this recipe.
  • tip 3
    No time to make frosting? Top each piece with low-calorie frozen whipped topping.

Nutrition

350 Calories, 11 g Total Fat, 4 g Protein, 60 g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
100
Total Fat
11 g
Saturated Fat
4 g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
330 mg
Potassium
120 mg
Total Carbohydrate
60 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
Protein
4 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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