Made with creamy buttermilk, this simple white sheet cake is perfectly moist and refreshing, perfect for any celebration or occasion. A thick lightly lemon flavored frosting spread over the top of this white buttermilk sheet cake adds a hint of citrus tang to this sweet, airy cake. This cake makes an elegant addition to a spring party, bridal shower, or baby shower and is ready in just over an hour.


  • 125 grams butter (room temperature)
  • 350 grams sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 450 grams flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • salt
  • 250 milliliters buttermilk
  • 200 grams powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice (freshly squeezed)


  1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius.
  2. Coat a 24- by 24-centimeter cake pan with parchment paper.
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar until lighter in color. While continuing to beat, add the egg whites one by one.
  4. Separately, sift together the flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Add this dry mixture to the butter mixture and combine well.
  5. Add the buttermilk little by little until well incorporated. Pour the batter into the cake pan.
  6. Bake about 40 minutes. Carefully check the oven as you do not want the cake very golden, but rather white.
  7. For the frosting, stir the fruit juice 1 tablespoon at a time into the powdered sugar until a thick frosting has formed. Frost the cake and serve.
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NutritionView more



Calories1230Calories from Fat250
Total Fat28g43%
Saturated Fat17g85%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat250
Total Carbohydrate229g76%
Dietary Fiber3g12%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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