Classic White Cake

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray two 9 in. round pans with vegetable cooking spray.

Step 2

In medium bowl, sift together flour and baking powder with salt; set aside. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy; add vanilla and beat well. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with milk; beat well after each addition. In separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry; gently fold into batter. Divide evenly into prepared pans.

Step 3

Bake 33-38 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on rack; remove and cool completely before decorating.


Visiting open gardens is as harmful for your horticultural confidence!!!

Visiting open gardens is as harmful for your horticultural confidence as comparing your life to a celebrity, Monty Don has suggested.

Seeing perfectly pruned lawns in a garden owned by a member of the public can cause anxiety, the presenter said in Gardener’s World magazine.

He added: “Visiting gardens is bad for you. Not only does it encourage too much eating of cake but sets up all kinds of false notions that are ruinous to your garden back home.