Vanilla Cake
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"Classic vanilla cake, with a moist, soft, velvety cake crumb. Perfect for any occasion!"
-- @curlygirlkitchen
Recipe

Details

Prep time 10mins
Cook time 21mins
Serves or Makes: 12-15

Recipe

Cake

  • 2 3/ 4 cups all-purpose flour or cake flour, sifted
  • 1 3/ 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/ 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/ 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarse Kosher salt
  • 2 large whole eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 1/ 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Buttercream

  • 1 1/ 2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon meringue powder (optional)
  • 1/ 8 teaspoon coarse Kosher salt
  • 1 1/ 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons milk or cream, if needed

Cake

Method

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350. Grease three 8-inch pans with non-stick spray.

  • Step 2

    In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients and mix on low until combined, then beat on medium speed for two minutes. Divide the batter between the pans.

  • Step 3

    Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 21 minutes. Cool the cakes in the pans completely before frosting.

Buttercream

Method

  • Step 1

    In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the butter for one minute until smooth. With the mixer on low, add the powdered sugar, meringue powder and salt, and mix to combine.

  • Step 2

    Add the vanilla, and the milk (if needed), and whip on medium speed for 4-5 minutes until very light and fluffy, scraping the bowl occasionally.

  • Step 3

    Remove the cakes from the pans and frost with the buttercream.