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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

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Classic Buttercream frosting (recipe)
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and butter and flour two 8" cake pans.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt then set aside.

  3. 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. Add the flour mixture and milk, alternating a little of each at a time.

  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

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 461 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 193mg8%
Potassium 159mg5%
Carbohydrates 67g22%
Sugar 47g52%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 445IU9%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.