Best Classic White Layer Cake With Raspberry-Almond Filling
63 mins (prep 40, cooking 23)
14 ingredients
12 servings
A beautiful soft, fine-grained vanilla birthday cake with luscious butter frosting and raspberry jam filling from the amazing folks at America's Test Kitchen. Lemon curd works really well too. You can omit the almonds for a nut-free cake. To quickly bring the milk and egg white mixture to room temperature, set the bottom of the measuring glass in hot water and stir until it feels cool rather than cold, around 65 F. MAKE AHEAD: Cake layers can be wrapped and stored for a day; frosting can be covered with plastic wrap and set aside at room temperature for several hours. Once assembled, the cake should be covered with an inverted bowl or cake cover and refrigerated. Under its coat of frosting, it will remain fresh for up to three days. Bring it to room temperature before serving. There is enough frosting to pipe a border around the base and top of the cake. If you want to decorate the cake more elaborately, you should make one and a half times the frosting recipe. If desired, finish the sides of the cake with 1 cup of sliced almonds (lightly toasted works well). Recipe is from Cook's Illustrated/Baking Illustrated.

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Serving Size (129.47 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 612.02 Calories from Fat 307.44
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34.16g 630.6%
Saturated Fat 18.25g 1094.93%
Trans Fat 1.13g %
Cholesterol 74.32mg 297.28%
Sodium 168.33mg 84.17%
Total Carbohydrate 71.94g 287.77%
Dietary Fiber 1.99 g 95.5%
Sugars 35.27 g %
Protein 6.06g 145.34%
Vitamin A 864.6IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 133.02mg% Iron 3.81mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
nonstick cooking spray, large egg whites, table salt, confectioners' sugar, table salt, slivered, lemon curd