The Perfect Vanilla Cake Recipe: A blog showcasing Vanilla Cake recipes.


Vanilla cake is a classic, no-fuss dessert. If you’re looking for the perfect vanilla cake recipe, look no further! This simple and delicious recipe will leave your guests begging for seconds.

The Perfect Vanilla Cake Recipe

The Perfect Vanilla Cake Recipe

The first thing you need to know about making a perfect vanilla cake recipe is that it does not require any special equipment. A good-quality set of kitchen knives and spatulas will do just fine. Basically, all you need are the following ingredients:

  • 2¼ cups (280g/9oz) all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup (170g/6oz) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature. You can use salted butter if desired.
  • 1½ cups (300g/10oz) granulated sugar, divided into ¾ cup + 1 tablespoon and ½ cup + 1 tablespoon portions respectively. If you don’t have these exact measurements on hand then just eyeball them or make your own adjustments as needed depending on what type of sweetness level(s) your family prefers most often when eating cake! * 4 large eggs – we recommend using brand new ones whenever possible because they tend to be fresher than older ones which can sometimes cause problems during baking time due too much moisture content inside them causing cakes like these not turn out as well as other recipes might have done without being spoiled yet? It may take longer but if there’s enough batter left over after cooling down completely before adding more powdered sugar until mixture becomes light colored again…then give another try later today 😉

Tips for Making the Perfect Vanilla Cake

  • Use room temperature eggs.
  • Use a good quality vanilla extract.
  • Use a good quality baking powder, baking soda and flour.
  • Use good quality butter – don’t skimp here! I’ve found that some inexpensive butter can have an off flavor to it making your cake taste like cardboard. If you’re not sure what kind of butter to get, stick with known brands such as Land O’ Lakes or Challenge and avoid the generic store brand refrigerated sticks since those can have an unpleasant taste to them too (I know, because I tried them once).
  • Bake at the right temperature (325°F). This may seem obvious but many other recipes just say “bake” without mentioning how long or at what temperature so this is important for consistency between recipes you try out in future years as well as getting familiar with how each one works differently depending on different ingredients used in combination with others that may affect cooking times significantly more than others do depending on how much moisture each recipe contains which changes over time during cooking due to evaporation from liquids evaporating into steam which means if you want your cakes turned out perfectly every time then pay attention when making these kinds of adaptations now so that way later down the road when someone else tries out one of my recipes again but doesn’t realize these things right away without reading through all my tutorials before hand then they won’t end up wasting both money by buying expensive ingredients unnecessarily just because they didn’t read enough details beforehand or waste time trying out different variations using different combinations until they find something worth sharing with others online like myself who might need help learning how best practice techniques related specifically towards baking cakes!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; mix well with a fork or whisk until combined (about 30 seconds). Add granulated sugar and butter to flour mixture; beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined (about 1 minute). Increase speed to medium-high and beat until light in color and fluffy (1½ min). Scrape down sides of bowl with rubber spatula as necessary during mixing process (this will help prevent overbeating the batter); remove from mixer stand when ready to move onto the next step)
  • Add eggs 1 at a time beating for about 20 seconds after each addition then scrape down sides of bowl again before moving onto next step in recipe

Decorating Ideas for Vanilla Cake

  • Piping Bag: This is the best way to frost a cake. It’s like making frosting and then decorating it at the same time. You can use a large piping bag or a small one, depending on your needs. The great thing about using this method is that you don’t have to worry about getting messy with the frosting—just make sure not to overfill the piping bag so that it won’t leak out!
  • Spatula: While piping bags are great for creating artful designs, they aren’t necessarily efficient when it comes to applying an even coat of frosting onto your cake (or whatever else). In this case, we recommend using a metal spatula instead of your hands or an icing knife because it ensures that every inch of surface area gets covered in exactly the same amount of frosting without leaving any streaks behind where you might’ve missed something important like…the top part!
  • Knife: If all else fails—and all other methods do fail—then go back to basics with something as simple as cutting into pieces using paper plates wrapped around toothpicks as guides so each person gets equal shares when serving them up later in life together forevermore.»

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe

This recipe will make enough frosting to fill and frost a two-layer cake or 24 cupcakes.


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar), sifted
  • ½ teaspoon salt, optional and to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Vanilla cake is perfect for any occasion!

It is no secret that cake is one of the most versatile desserts. It’s perfect for any occasion and can be made in a variety of ways, with different flavors and toppings. Cake is also associated with celebrating special events or holidays like birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings.

It’s no surprise then that vanilla cake recipes are very popular among food bloggers everywhere! Vanilla cake is not only delicious but also easy to make. The taste of vanilla goes well with almost anything you can put on it; from chocolate cakes to red velvet cakes – even fruit pies! You can even make your own custom frosting or filling recipe by adding your favorite ingredients such as peanut butter or whipped cream!


We hope you’ve enjoyed this blog post on vanilla cake. If you want to learn more about baking, check out our other recipes!