Vanilla Cake

Everyone needs a vanilla cake recipe, and this can be yours! Delicious vanilla flavor and a moist cake await you!











  • 1 1/2 cups butter, room temperature, very soft
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temperature, slighlty beaten- get out the night before to get to room temp!
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, room temperature


  1. Make sure your butter is room temperature and very soft, but don't melt it! Combine the butter and sugar in your mixer and beat it for about 3 minutes. It will lighten in color and look fluffy.
  2. Your eggs should also be room temperature. Crack them into a small bowl, and beat them slightly just until it is all combined. Slowly add to the butter and sugar while the mixer is still running.Add the vanilla. Mix well to combine.
  3. Sift the dry ingredients together.
  4. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and the room temperature milk to the mixture. Do a third of the dry, a third of the milk, and back and forth until it is all combined in the mixer.
  5. Beat the batter on high for 2 minutes.
  6. For Cupcakes: prepare your muffin pan with cupcake liners. Scoop the batter into each liner about 3/4 way full. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 15-18 minutes
    For Cakes: prepare your cake pans by lining the bottom with a cut out round piece of parchment paper, and spray the sides of the pan generously with non-stick spray. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-45 minutes (depending on size of cake)

    This recipe yields about 35 cupcakes, or three 6" rounds, or two 8" rounds.