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Basic Vanilla Cake

This made from scratch Basic Vanilla Cake Recipe is a one that must be added to your repertoire. It’s light, tender, and full of vanilla flavor!

Prep
Cook
Serves 12people
Ingredients
1
cup unsalted butter softened
1
and 1/2 cups granulated sugar
4
eggs or 6 egg whites
1
tbsp vanilla extract
2
and 3/4 cups cake flour
1
tbsp baking powder
1/2
tsp salt
1
cup whole milk
Directions
1.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and lightly flour 2 9-inch round cake pans; set aside.
2.
In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Beat in the extract.
3.
Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir with a whisk and add it to the butter mixture alternately with the milk, beating well after each addition.
4.
Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely on a wire rack.
5.
Fill and frost the cake with your favorite frosting.
Recipe Notes
1.
For a lighter cake, use egg whites in place of whole eggs.
2.
If you don't have cake flour, you can make it at home. For every 1 cup of flour remove 2 tablespoons of flour. Then add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch for every 1 cup of flour. Sift 4 times and it's ready-to-use as cake flour.

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