Friday, November 17, 2023

Classic Vanilla Cake


Classic Vanilla Cake













I make this cake often because its so quick and simple to make.  Just a plain classic white cake but you can decorate it and change its personality for all occasions.  Today I just added some sliced strawberries but I have baked it for birthdays and other holidays and added sprinkles or chocolate kisses, or jelly beans for Easter.  The cake is classic. The ideas are limitless.

Classic Vanilla Cake


3/4 cup unsalted butter

1 1/3 cups sugar

3 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup whole milk, room temperature

2 1/4 cups flour

2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and butter and flour two 8 inch cake pans.













Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt then set aside.

To your stand mixer add the butter and sugar and beat them together until light and fluffy on medium speed, 2-3 minutesthen add in the eggs one at a time 15 seconds apart along with the vanilla then lower the speed to low. Add the flour mixture and milk, alternating a little of each at a time.












Pour into the cake pans evenly and baked for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Once cakes are cooled frost them with your buttercream frosting.
















 Buttercream Frosting 

1 cup unsalted butter

6 cups powdered sugar, about 2 pounds

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2-4 tablespoons heavy cream

To your stand mixer on low speed cream the butter then start adding in the powdered sugar in ½ cup increments until fully combined, then raise the speed to medium-high for 2 additional minutes.












Add in the vanilla and heavy cream and beat until light and fluffy for an additional minute





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