The Ultimate Vanilla Cake Recipe

We all love cakes and the classic vanilla cake is almost everyone’s favorite after the chocolate cake. But do you know how easy it is to bake a delicious vanilla cake at home? Well, baking a super fluffy vanilla cake is super easy and we are here with the ultimate recipe to bake a delectable cake. The cake will be fluffy from the extra egg whites. So, get ready to bake a soft and buttery cake that is filled with the goodness of vanilla. With the accurate ingredients and by following the recipe, you are guaranteed to bake a yummilicious vanilla cake. So, let’s get started with the cake ingredients and recipe.


  • 3 and ⅔ cups (420g) cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 and ½ cups (345g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (400g) granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs + 2 additional egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 and ½ cups (360ml) buttermilk

Vanilla Buttercream

  • 1 and ½ cups (345g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 6 cups (720g) confectioners’ sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) whole milk or heavy cream

Recipe / Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. Oil three 9-inch cake containers, line with parchment paper, then oil the paper.
  • Whisk the cake flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder together. Keep it aside.
  • Utilizing a handheld or blender, beat the butter and sugar together until smooth and velvety, for around three minutes. Beat in the 3 eggs, 2 egg whites, and vanilla extract until properly mixed, for around two minutes. Put the mixer on low speed and add the dry ingredients slowly and blend until mixed. With the blender still running, pour in the buttermilk and blend until combined. The batter will be marginally thick.
  • Pour the batter equally into the cake containers. Bake the cakes for around 25 minutes. To test the cake, insert the toothpick in the center and it will reveal whether the cake is baked properly or not. Take out the cakes and let them cool for frosting.
  • In a big bowl utilizing a hand blender, beat the butter until it is creamy, for around two minutes. Add confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract, milk, and salt with the blender running on low. Speed up and beat for around two minutes.
  • Using a knife, level the surface of the cakes. Place one cake layer on your cake stand. Equally spread the top with around 1 and ½ cups of icing. Do the same with other cakes as well and spread the remaining icing on the sides of the cake.
  • Refrigerate the cake for around an hour before serving. The cake is ready!

So, that was the super easy vanilla cake recipe. If you don’t have time to bake or ingredients are not available, you can always order cake online in Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, or in any other city. Happy baking! Happy eating!

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