The Best Vanilla Cake Recipe!
The Best Vanilla Cake Recipe – A one bowl vanilla cake recipe that is quick, easy, and delicious! Made from scratch, this cake is perfect for every occasion!
It is finally here! The Best Vanilla Cake Recipe! This is the recipe that many of you have been requesting by emailing, commenting, and messaging me for some time now. As promised, here is the recipe that I think is the very best vanilla cake I’ve ever tasted!
And topped with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting? Oh my word! It is perfection!
One of the (many) things that I love about this recipe is that it is a one bowl cake recipe! No need to pull out the hand mixer or to use a stand mixer for this cake recipe!
Then, just evenly distribute the cake batter among the prepared cake pans and bake until the cake releases from the sides of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
You’ll want to let your cake layers cool in the pans for about 10 minutes. I like to let them cool in the pans on my wire racks so that air can circulate well around the pan. Then, simply (and carefully) flip the cake layers out of their pans and let them cool completely on the wire rack.
Like my Chocolate Cake Recipe, this Vanilla Cake Recipe works well if with a few modifications as well:
As a Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake Recipe:
To make the cake as a gluten-free vanilla cake recipe, I’ve successfully used an equal amount of Cup 4 Cup gluten-free flour in place of the all-purpose flour listed in the recipe.
As a Dairy-Free Vanilla Cake Recipe:
To make the cake a dairy-free vanilla cake recipe, I’ve used almond milk, coconut milk, as well as rice milk in place of the dairy. While not dairy-free, I’ve also used buttermilk in place of the milk with great results.
As an Egg-Free Vanilla Cake Recipe:
To make the cake an egg-free vanilla cake recipe, I’ve used 2/3 cup of unsweetened applesauce in place of the 2 large eggs in the recipe. You will note that you may have to bake the cake just a few minutes more. Be sure to check with the skewer for doneness.
To Use Butter and Other Oils:
I’ve additionally tested the vanilla cake recipe with additional oils, as well as butter. I’ve tested using an equal amount of melted coconut oil to the vegetable oil called for in the recipe. I’ve also tested using the same volume of melted butter in place of the oils in the vanilla cake. While it does make the cake texture slightly different, it is still mighty delicious and worth trying if you’d prefer to use butter in place of oils in your cake.
See what I mean, this is truly a Vanilla Cake that suits everyone’s needs!
Here’s my The Best Vanilla Cake Recipe! I hope you love it as much as we do!
The Best Vanilla Cake Recipe
The Best Vanilla Cake Recipe - A one bowl vanilla cake recipe that is quick, easy, and delicious! Made from scratch, this cake is perfect for every occasion!
Preheat oven to 350º F. Prepare two 9-inch cake pans by spraying with baking spray or buttering and lightly flouring.
Add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to a large bowl. Whisk through to combine.
Add milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla to a measuring cup and whisk until all are well combined.
Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and whisk until well combined.
Distribute the cake batter evenly between the prepared cake pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool completely.
Frost cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.
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