Best White Birthday Cake


For the Cake

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter room temp
  • 5 egg whites
  • 1 whole egg
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 tbs. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs. baking powder
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 batch French Buttercream recipe see link above

For the Chocolate Mousse Filling

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 tbs. instant vanilla pudding mix


For the Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease two 9 inch round cake pans
  2. Beat together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg whites, and egg.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cornstarch, salt, and baking powder.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the heavy cream, vanilla, and almond extract.
  5. Add the flour mixture alternating with the cream mixture, starting and ending with the flour. Mix until fully combined.
  6. Pour into cake pans, and bake for 18-22 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Allow to fully cool before frosting.

For the Mousse

  1. Melt the chocolate chips, and let cool slightly.
  2. Whip the heavy cream and pudding mix until soft peaks form. Mix in the melted chocolate.
  3. Chill until ready to frost your cake.

For the Cake

  1. Put the chocolate mouse the center of the cake, stack, and frost with your French buttercream, or frosting of choice!

Recipe Notes

Adapted from French Buttercream From Mikey's In My Kitchen