Vanilla Cake

Vanilla cake is the perfect dessert for almost any occasion. It’s easy to make and can be topped with just about anything. You can even add a few layers of flavored whipped cream such as a framboise whipped cream or a rum whipped cream for some added flair.


It uses a less complicated mixing method than most cakes without compromising texture or flavor. It also includes oil and buttermilk, which helps to make it super moist.


A moist cake is key to a perfect dessert. It can be achieved by incorporating different ingredients into the batter and making sure that it is not over-baked. For example, this recipe uses buttermilk, vinegar and oil to make the cake extra soft. The buttermilk breaks down the protein in the flour, which makes the cake fluffy and moist. The oil and vinegar also help to emulsify the butter and sugar.

In addition to these ingredients, the recipe calls for a vanilla extract. This helps the vanilla flavor to come through and add sweetness and moisture to the cake. It is important to use a high-quality vanilla extract to ensure the best results. If you do not have vanilla extract, you can substitute with lemon or almond extract. Sponge cakes are typically flavored lightly to avoid overpowering the light texture.

It is also important to measure your ingredients accurately. The use of a kitchen scale is highly recommended for baking, as it allows you to get the most accurate measurement. You can purchase a scale from most large grocery stores. If you do not have a scale, you can use a measuring cup to measure your ingredients, but be sure to fill the cups up to the top.

You can use this recipe to bake a two-layer 9-inch cake or 12 cupcakes. Alternatively, you can turn this cake into dessert pops by frosting the top of each layer and adding fresh fruit or edible flowers. You can also skewer the slices and serve them as cake kabobs.


Vanilla cake is the perfect base for many different fillings and frostings. It is versatile enough for any occasion – birthdays, holidays, showers, or graduations. It is also the ideal canvas for a variety of decorations such as flowers, sprinkles, or fondant.

This easy vanilla cake recipe uses simple ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen. It is also a forgiving cake that is easy to make, especially for beginners.

Unlike other recipes, this one does not use any baking soda to rise the batter, making it even more forgiving and beginner-friendly. If you want to try something a little more unique, try adding lemon zest and juice for a light and citrusy flavor.

Another great feature of this cake is that it uses the creaming method to incorporate air into the batter, making it fluffier. Be sure to beat the butter and sugar for a good 3 to 5 minutes so that the mixture becomes light and fluffy. This is crucial for creating tiny bubbles that give cakes their light and fluffy texture. Also, be sure to scrape the bowl periodically so that all of the ingredients are well incorporated. The last thing you want is a dry, dense cake!

Easy to make

Vanilla cake is a perfect recipe to practice your baking skills. It has few ingredients and a simple process, so you can easily make it the first time around. It also works well for any occasion, including birthdays and parties. You can choose from a wide variety of frostings to decorate the cake. These include buttercreams, cream cheese, and classic frosting. You can even add sprinkles for a fun and festive look.

For the best results, use high-quality ingredients. It is important to use room-temperature butter, sugar, and eggs. This will result in a smoother batter and a more moist cake. It is also helpful to sift the flour before adding it to the mixture. This will remove any lumps and ensure a uniform batter. It is also important to avoid over mixing the batter. Over-mixing can cause your cake to become dry and dense.

Once your cake is baked, allow it to cool completely before frosting. Be sure to line your pans with parchment paper to prevent sticking. Then, spread on your favorite frosting for a delicious treat. To store leftovers, place the frosted cake in an airtight container at room temperature. For longer storage, you can also place the cake in the fridge. This will help the cake stay moist and fresh for a few days.

Perfect for any occasion

Vanilla cake is a great foundation for other flavors and toppings. It can be paired with chocolate frosting for a rich, decadent cake or topped with berries and cream for a light and refreshing dessert. It can also be glazed with a Chocolate Mirror Glaze for the ultimate professional look.

For the best vanilla flavor, a high-quality vanilla extract should be used. It should be at room temperature so that it can blend easily with the other ingredients. The recipe can be halved to make one single layer cake baked in a smaller pan.

The flour in this recipe is low-protein cake flour which helps to create a light and fluffy texture. This can be substituted with all-purpose flour if desired but it may not yield the same results.

Eggs are an important part of this cake because they provide structure and moisture. They are usually separated, with the yolks added to the batter for richness and the whites beaten separately to create volume and lightness. Leavening agents like baking powder or baking soda are also added to help the cake rise.

Using a mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until they are light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat well. Slowly add the granulated sugar, beating continuously. The individual sugar granules will aerate the batter, creating a light and fluffy texture. This method is called the “reverse creaming” technique and it can be a bit more difficult than traditional creaming, but it will produce a delicious cake!