Classic Vanilla Cake recipe

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A classic Vanilla Cake is a timeless dessert that is always a crowd-pleaser. Made with simple and wholesome ingredients, this cake is light, fluffy, and bursting with vanilla flavor. Whether you’re hosting a special occasion or simply looking for a sweet treat to enjoy with your family, a classic Vanilla Cake is the perfect choice.

In this recipe, we’ll be using a combination of all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to create a soft and tender cake crumb. The batter is then infused with rich vanilla flavor using a generous amount of vanilla extract. The end result is a delicious and classic cake that is perfect for any occasion.

So, whether you’re an experienced baker or just starting out, this Classic Vanilla Cake recipe is sure to become a staple in your recipe collection. Grab your apron and let’s get baking!


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk


Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease two 9-inch round cake pans.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.

Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture in three parts, alternating with the buttermilk and beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.

Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans and smooth the tops. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean.

Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove from the pans and place on a wire rack to cool completely.

Once the cakes are completely cool, you can decorate as desired with frosting, fresh fruit, or other toppings.

Enjoy your delicious and fluffy Vanilla Cake!

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