STREAMING NOW: Eden Eats

Basic Vanilla Cake

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“I found this in Country Living magazine to fulfill a request for a vanilla cake with strawberry frosting. The mixing technique is a little different from most cakes I've made - save yourself a little mess and make sure to use a deep bowl. Since then, this has become a favorite in our home - frosted or not, this cake is really nice. It does tend to dry out quickly, but the small size means it usually gets eaten before then. NOTE: This recipe is for the vanilla cake only, not the strawberry frosting.”
READY IN:
45mins
YIELD:
1 8" cake layer
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat an 8-inch cake pan with butter and dust with all-purpose flour. Sift the cake flour, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Beat in the butter one heaping 1/4 teaspoonful at a time, using an electric mixer set on low speed, until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Beat in the sugar a tablespoon at a time, until the mixture resembles fine damp sand. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla and milk, and beat on medium-high, just until blended. Do not overbeat.
  3. Pour into the prepared pan and bake until a wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out clean — 30 to 35 minutes. Cool cake in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a
SORT BY: