Luscious Betty Crocker Silver White Cake - 5 Easy Steps

Luscious Betty Crocker Silver White Cake – 5 Easy Steps

Last Updated on July 14, 2022 by Zara R.

We have a new quick, easy, and absolutely decadent cake recipe for you! Try our Betty Crocker silver white cake recipe for your next big event!

This recipe is surprisingly versatile and shockingly easy to make. And, all of the ingredients you need you likely already have on hand!

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What Is This Betty Crocker Silver White Cake Recipe?

There are hundreds, potentially thousands of different types of cakes out there. And every day, it seems like new ones are added to the official lists. A silver-white cake may not be all that new, but the term is certainly not used frequently!

So, what exactly is a silver-white cake? Well, essentially it is a type of cake made using only egg whites. In comparison, a vanilla cake (also sometimes called a gold white cake) is made using egg yolks too. The yolks are what give the crumb a more golden color.

In essence, these two terms only really describe the color of the cake and whether or not the recipe includes egg whites. But, the term white cake describes virtually all types of vanilla cakes.

Now, getting to our Betty Crocker silver white cake specifically – the recipe provided on their site is great! But, as you already know, we always like to push some creativity and develop an even better recipe!

Our silver white cake is made with the Betty Crocker Super Moist White Cake Mix. This mix is easy to use and will cut down on a ton of preparation time! And, to finish the cake off, we made a decadent dark chocolate buttercream frosting and some chocolate garnishes.

All in all, this is one of our favorite cake mix recipes that doesn’t take the whole day to make! It has a very rich vanilla flavor with a soft, tender, and moist texture. There are truly only a few other cake recipes that can match ours!

What You Need To Make Our Betty Crocker Silver White Cake

Ingredients for the cake

  • 3 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 box  (16.25 ounces) Betty Crocker Favorites Super Moist White Cake Mix
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup water, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup colorless vegetable oil
  • Dark chocolate bark or shavings, garnish optional

Ingredients for the frosting

  • 1 cup salted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk, room temperature, optional

Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Two 9-inch round cake pans
  • Non-stick baking paper or cooking spray
  • Electric hand or stand mixer
  • Rubber or silicone spatula
  • Cake tester or toothpick
  • Cooling rack
  • Offset spatula
  • Piping bag and nozzle, optional
  • Cake board or stand

How to make this Betty Crocker silver-white cake recipe

Step 1: Prepare your equipment

It may seem like a useless step, but trust us! Preparing all of your ingredients and equipment before you start is crucial, especially with a recipe that is assembled this quickly!

To start, preheat your oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Then, line two 9-inch round cake pans with non-stick baking paper or cooking spray.

And finally, measure out all of your ingredients and separate the egg whites and yolks.

Step 2: Make the silver white cake batter

To start, place the egg whites in a large mixing bowl. Then, at a high speed, whisk the egg whites until they reach medium peaks. Once they slightly fold over, set them aside until they are needed.

Next, add the Betty Crocker white cake mix and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the water and oil. Whisk the ingredients together until you get a uniform smooth batter.

Finally, gently fold in the medium peaks egg whites in three additions. To start, roughly mix in one-third of the egg whites. Then, gently fold in the second third followed by the final third.

Step 3: Bake the cake

Once your batter has been made, gently pour it into your lined cake pans. Make sure to divide the mixture evenly so that the cake layers come out equally high.

Bake your cakes for roughly 25-30 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

Once the cakes have been fully baked, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool inside their pans for 15 minutes. Then, remove them and cool them on a wire rack until they reach room temperature.

Step 4: Make the dark chocolate buttercream frosting

For the buttercream frosting, cream the butter until it becomes light in color and gets a fluffy texture. Then, add the sifted powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Do not add any lumpy parts!

Beat the mixture until the ingredients start creating a creamy frosting. Once you have a uniform mixture, add the vanilla extract.

You can keep beating the mixture to create a fluffy frosting. If needed, add some milk to help soften the buttercream. But, only add a teaspoon or two at a time to prevent making it too runny.

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Step 5: Decorate the Betty Crocker silver white cake

The final step in this recipe is to assemble and decorate your cake! To start, place a dollop of frosting in the center of your cake stand or cake board. Then, add one layer of cake. Add some frosting onto the first layer, followed by another sheet of cake.

Finally, cover the entire cake with your frosting in any way that you’d like. You can use a piping bag or make a rustic cake with only an offset spatula. Top with the garnishes of your choice and serve!

Expert Tips And Tricks For Your Homemade Betty Crocker Silver White Cake Mix Recipe

  • When choosing an oil for this recipe, try to find a colorless one. It may be difficult, but we highly recommend it. This will help get that uber white color that makes a silver white cake unique. Colorless and flavorless coconut oil is often easy to find and affordable.
  • You don’t necessarily have to level the cake layers if they already come out relatively flat. But, if you need to, use the technique shown in this video. They are possibly the most effective out there.
  • You can also bake this cake in two 8-inch cake pans for 29-34 minutes. Or, make 24 delicious cupcakes and bake them for only 14-19 minutes.

Preparation Times And Servings

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In Conclusion – Our Delicious Soft And Fluffy Betty Crocker Silver White Cake

Let us know what you think about this recipe in the comments below. But, we know that you will love it as much as we do! And, if you know of anyone who could use a new go-to white cake recipe, this is the perfect quick and easy option to share!

Luscious Betty Crocker Silver White Cake - 5 Easy Steps

We have a new quick, easy, and absolutely decadent cake recipe for you! Try our Betty Crocker silver white cake recipe for your next big event! This recipe is surprisingly versatile and shockingly easy to make. And, all of the ingredients you need you likely already have on hand!
Prep Time20 mins
Baking Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: betty crocker silver white cake, How can I add flavor to white cake?, What can be made from white cake mix?, What can I add to my Betty Crocker cake mix?, What flavor is white cake mix?
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Cakedecorist

Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Two 9-inch round cake pans
  • Non-stick baking paper or cooking spray
  • Electric hand or stand mixer
  • Rubber or silicone spatula
  • Cake tester or toothpick
  • Cooling Rack
  • Piping bag and nozzle, optional
  • Cake board or stand

Ingredients
  

Ingredients for the cake

  • 3 large egg whites room temperature
  • 1 box (16.25 ounces Betty Crocker Favorites Super Moist White Cake Mix)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup water, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup colorless vegetable oil
  • Dark chocolate bark or shavings (garnish optional)

Ingredients for the frosting

  • 1 cup salted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk, room temperature, optional

Instructions

  • Prepare your equipment
    It may seem like a useless step, but trust us! Preparing all of your ingredients and equipment before you start is crucial, especially with a recipe that is assembled this quickly!
    To start, preheat your oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Then, line two 9-inch round cake pans with non-stick baking paper or cooking spray.
    And finally, measure out all of your ingredients and separate the egg whites and yolks.
  • Make the silver white cake batter
    To start, place the egg whites in a large mixing bowl. Then, at a high speed, whisk the egg whites until they reach medium peaks. Once they slightly fold over, set them aside until they are needed.
    Next, add the Betty Crocker white cake mix and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the water and oil. Whisk the ingredients together until you get a uniform smooth batter.
    Finally, gently fold in the medium peaks egg whites in three additions. To start, roughly mix in one-third of the egg whites. Then, gently fold in the second third followed by the final third.
    3 large egg whites, 1 box (16.25 ounces Betty Crocker Favorites Super Moist White Cake Mix), 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 cup water, room temperature, 1/2 cup colorless vegetable oil
  • Bake the cake
    Once your batter has been made, gently pour it into your lined cake pans. Make sure to divide the mixture evenly so that the cake layers come out equally high.
    Bake your cakes for roughly 25-30 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean
    Once the cakes have been fully baked, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool inside their pans for 15 minutes. Then, remove them and cool them on a wire rack until they reach room temperature.
  • Make the dark chocolate buttercream frosting
    For the buttercream frosting, cream the butter until it becomes light in color and gets a fluffy texture. Then, add the sifted powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Do not add any lumpy parts!
    Beat the mixture until the ingredients start creating a creamy frosting. Once you have a uniform mixture, add the vanilla extract.
    You can keep beating the mixture to create a fluffy frosting. If needed, add some milk to help soften the buttercream. But, only add a teaspoon or two at a time to prevent making it too runny.
    1 cup salted butter, softened at room temperature, 4 cups confectioners sugar, sifted, 1/2 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, 1/4 cup milk, room temperature, optional
  • Decorate the Betty Crocker silver white cake
    The final step in this recipe is to assemble and decorate your cake! To start, place a dollop of frosting in the center of your cake stand or cake board. Then, add one layer of cake. Add some frosting onto the first layer, followed by another sheet of cake.
    Finally, cover the entire cake with your frosting in any way that you'd like. You can use a piping bag or make a rustic cake with only an offset spatula. Top with the garnishes of your choice and serve!
    Dark chocolate bark or shavings (garnish optional)

Notes

When choosing an oil for this recipe, try to find a colorless one. It may be difficult, but we highly recommend it. This will help get that uber white color that makes a silver white cake unique. Colorless and flavorless coconut oil is often easy to find and affordable.
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FAQs

What can I add to my Betty Crocker cake mix?

There are loads of things you can add to any cake mix. For one, flavoring extracts or essences is an easy way to add different flavors. However, you can also add some cocoa powder, fruit purees, or syrups and sauces. These will naturally change the consistency of the batter, so you will need to make some adjustments to the recipe.

What can be made from white cake mix?

White cake mix is extremely versatile. Naturally, you can make cake-based goodies like cupcakes, muffins, petit fours, and cake pops. However, you can also use it as part of a cookie recipe. Other unique ways to use it is to make sweet bread, brownies, or donuts.

How can I add flavor to white cake?

The best and easiest way to add flavor to your white cake mix is to use an extract, essence, flavoring, or concentrate. Yes folks, there are that many different options! Just make sure that the color is light for a silver white cake recipe.

What flavor is white cake mix?

White cake mixes are flavored with vanilla. There are some that can have other flavorings, but traditionally you can expect a strong vanilla profile. This also includes silver white and gold white cakes.

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