Me and my long titles, I know! But seriously…..just LOOK! 🙂
I mean that’s like a story on it’s own. I don’t even have to write a blog post but I will of course 🙂 because you guys MUST make this cake! You must! No thinking, no waiting, just make it! Please 🙂
This is the most amazing vanilla cake I’ve ever eaten! it’s so fluffy and moist, it’ll make you second guess yourself that you actually made it from scratch! It’s super easy too with no fancy ingredients or complicated techniques.
I used the standard creaming method here because I wanted ultimate fluffiness. Make sure the butter and sugar is well creamed as this adds lots of air to the cake making it nice and light.
Whole eggs are used for richness and tons of vanilla to give you that wonderful heavenly vanilla-y dreamy flavour. Seriously though I add 4 teaspoons, this may sound like alot but I promise it isn’t. You can use a combination of vanilla beans and extract too.
For the only-in-your-dreams cake texture, I used both oil and sour cream to ensure the ultimate moist crumb. Lots of milk too for that extra fluffy and vanilla cake texture.
This cake is so perfect that the layers come out pretty flat so you don’t need to level them, it’s a delight! I was very surprised that these layers bake so well, I thought that only my chocolate cake was that perfect! The layers are such a good base to so many fillings and frostings, I’ll be making more posts with chocolate and strawberry frostings for sure 😉
It’s a very forgiving recipe and easily adaptable so you guys can play around with it to your hearts desire. Make it denser, less moist, more yellow whatever you like!
I love this cake so very much and although everybody has their own tastes and preferences, I sincerely hope that this is one that is enjoyed. I’m pretty sure that this is my favourite cake on my blog and that says ALOT especially when I take this cake into consideration 😉
Please do let me know how it turns out if you make it and tag me with your pics @dutchbakerblog on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter 💙
I am so very proud of this cake because it has turned vanilla cake haters into vanilla cake lovers! <3
Here is the cupcake version of this cake.
Looks delicious!!!! 🙂
Thank you!! 😊😊
Your welcome 🙂
Ahhh you use 4 teaspoons Vanilla extract…I only put in 2 and I loveeee Vanillaaaaa
Yup it’s a very delicious vanilla cake 😉😉 you can add less but I don’t recommend less than 3 teaspoons 😋😋
For your recipe you mean, ok will keep it in mind 🙂
Really? Are there really Vanilla cake haters out there? or should I say…were there? Well not anymore I am sure. 🙂 I love a good vanilla cake, got to be delicious, fluffy and moist and I know yours wont disappoint. Thank you sweet friend. x
Yep I know you love vanilla 😊 I sure hope you love this version too Lynne as it’s very soft moist and fluffy 😉😉 thank you so very much dear friend 😙😙
I want cake! Sometimes you just need to take things back to basics. I definitely going to give this a go! 🙂
Ye definitely! and classics are the best! hope you like this cake 🙂 xx
That looks amazing!!!
Thank you!! 🙂
Do you use salted or unsalted butter?
Hi Hannah I use unsalted butter in all my cakes but if you wanted to use salted you could but then just add like a 1/4 teaspoon salt extra 🙂 happy new year!
Hello which vanilla do you like for this I am excited to try this!! Is it easy to frost?
Hi Megan 😊 so sorry for the late reply! This is a base recipe for so many things so I generally use regular vanilla extract ☺ it’s sooo easy to frost and can be with any type of frosting you like 😉 thanks for your lovely comment and do let me know if you have any other questions 💕
I’d like to make a cake that’s the size of a 12 x 18 pan. Will this be enough batter? Should I double?
Hi Heidi, I am so sorry for the late reply. The batter should be enough without having to double as it does make 2 nice thick 9 inch layers so I think it’ll do for a 12 x 18 🙂 if you would like it thicker maybe do 1.5x the recipe? 🙂 thanks so much for your comment 😀
Hi Linda, so I made the 12×18 cake this weekend with this recipe, it turned out to be about 3/4″ thick. So, I made 2 layers with a jam filling and it was PERFECT!!! Thank you for this recipe, it was delicious!
Im soo glad to hear that it worked out and you loved the cake! thank you so much for the great feedback! 😀