Thursday, December 17, 2015

Simple Little Vanilla Cake Recipe

I was looking for a basic and simple dessert to make for my mom, since she's not a huge fan of heavy frosting or too much chocolate.  When I came across this recipe for a little vanilla cake from SimpleBKitchen, I was so excited!






You Will Need:

1 stick of butter, softened to room temperature
1 1/4 cups of sugar
3 large eggs
2 tbsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup whole milk


1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour an 8" round cake pan.

2.  Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

3.  Add the eggs in one at a time, beating each time until batter is smooth, then add vanilla.

4.  In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking powder.  Add the dry ingredients into the batter, alternating with milk.

5.  Pour the mixture into your greased cake pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or when a toothpick comes out clean.  I had some trouble getting the center of this cake to cook through, so mine took closer to the 40 minute mark to bake.

Allow the cake to cool completely before turning it out of the pan.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar or serve with your favorite fruit.


This was such a flavorful, light cake- although it had the consistency of a pound cake it was not very heavy or overly buttery.  It was a huge hit in our family!


18 comments:

  1. Ooo…this looks like my kind of cake! I love vanilla cake.

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    1. You MUST try it! So easy and yummy, Melissa! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. This looks delicious!!! I'll definitely be saving this to try soon :)

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    1. Thanks, Kimberly! It's definitely a keeper.

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  3. I hate using box cake mix because they usually have a bunch of junk in them. Always on the hunt for a good cake recipe. Will have to try this one out!!

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    1. Thanks! This one's definitely way better than the box mixes, and not hard to make at all.

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  4. I'm a vanilla cake gal myself, so this looks great!

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    1. Thanks, Natasha! I hope you'll give it a try.

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  5. This looks yummy and simple enough to make! Pinning and sharing!

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  6. Yum! This looks delicious. My favorite is vanilla cake with chocolate frosting...so maybe I'll have to do that :)

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    1. Ooo, that sounds delish!!!! Thanks for visiting!!

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  7. It can be so hard to come up with something simple. Bells and whistles hid mistakes but this looks wonderful!!! It is simple and sounds super yummy! Pinning!

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    1. Simple is great as long as the flavor is good, and this one is definitely worth trying! It was yummy. Thanks for visiting!

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  8. I am excited to say I have everything for this cake and plan to make it soon!! It looks delicious as is but I'd love to have some fresh fruit with it.

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    1. YES!!! It would be great with strawberries!! Thanks for stopping by, Stephanie.

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