Classic White Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

 

It was my mom's birthday this past week, and what do birthdays mean?? Cake of course! And the chance for me to make a cake, one of my favorite things to do. I'm lucky that I am on an easy rotation at school right now, so it wasn't a big deal to take some time out of my schedule and bake a nice

What you will need

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 sticks butter, room temperature

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup milk

4 large egg whites

1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened

4 cups (16 ounces) powdered sugar, sifted

¼ teaspoon table salt

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

2-4 tablespoons milk or heavy cream

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