Vanilla Cake with Buttercream

Vanilla Cake

Vanilla Cake is a CLASSIC cake recipe made with vanilla extract and topped with buttercream frosting, ready in under 60 minutes!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword vanilla cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 461 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and butter and flour two 8" cake pans.
  2. To your stand mixer add the butter and sugar and beat them together until light and fluffy on medium speed, 2-3 minutes, then add in the eggs one at a time 15 seconds apart along with the vanilla then lower the speed to low and add the milk until smooth.

  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt then add to the stand mixer on low speed until just combined.
  4. Pour into the cake pans evenly and baked for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

  5. Once cakes are cooled frost them with your buttercream frosting.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 461 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 193mg 8%
Potassium 159mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 67g 22%
Sugars 47g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 8.9%
Calcium 7%
Iron 7.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.