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Vanilla cake is delicious and goes well with many different flavors of frosting and fillings. Making vanilla cake from scratch is easy. This page contains vanilla cake recipes.
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By 2 found this helpful
January 20, 2015

This is an old time recipe for a delicious white cake with caramel icing that is done in 4 easy steps.

Total Time: 1 hour or less. 1 hr or less

Yield: 1 3 layer cake

Source: Found in an old Family Cookbook

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 3-9 inch round cake pans.
  2. Beat butter and sugar in a bowl at medium speed till smooth. Add eggs, beating until smooth. At low speed, alternately beat in flour mixture and milk. Beat in vanilla.
  3. Scrape into the three pans, dividing evenly. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean to test. Cool on racks for 10 min.
  4. Meanwhile: Prepare Icing! Melt 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter in a saucepan over low heat.
  5. Add 1 cup dark brown sugar (packed) and 1/4 cup milk. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve.
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  7. Remove from heat and cool.
  8. Beat 2 cups powdered sugar into milk mixture, stirring until smooth.
  9. Frost and stack layers of cake.
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June 8, 20050 found this helpful

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cup sifted cake flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of mixer. Add eggs to creamed mixture, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix after each addition. Stir in vanilla. POur batter into 3 greased and floured 9 inch round cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cakes comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks. Assemble and frost as desired. Yield: 3 cake layers.

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July 2, 2008

I would like a really luscious recipe for a bakery type vanilla or white cake and frosting, for my hubby's birthday. Hope you can help. Thanks!

Becky from Georgia

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July 2, 20080 found this helpful

http://www.recipezaar.com/12315

Type in the frosting you are looking for in their search box.

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By Elaine, Columbus, Ohio (Guest Post)
July 4, 20080 found this helpful

I have made several times, and would recommend highly, the recipe that was featured on the Martha Stewart Show a couple of years ago: Billy's Vanilla, Vanilla Cupcakes. There is an associated buttercream frosting with it.

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I like to read the reviews to see what other cooks' experiences have been. If you can't find it, I will be glad to send it to you. I loved them and so did my adult son and his friends. Just enter the name of the cupcakes, as above. on her site's search box.

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July 5, 20080 found this helpful

Thanks so much! I think I am going to try Billy's Vanilla Vanilla.

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July 8, 20080 found this helpful

I was going to just give you the link, but here is the
link and the recipe from there:
http://www.mart  vanilla-cupcakes

Billy's Vanilla, Vanilla Cupcakes

Makes about 30 cupcakes
1 3/4 cups cake flour, not self-rising
1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

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2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch cubes
4 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Billy's Vanilla Buttercream
Colored Sprinkles, for decorating, optional
Alternate frosting: Billy's Chocolate Buttercream

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Line cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment,
combine flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt; mix on low speed
until combined.
Add butter, mixing until just coated with flour.
In a large glass measuring cup, whisk together eggs, milk, and vanilla.
With mixer on medium speed, add wet ingredients in 3 parts,
scraping down sides of bowl before each addition; beat until
ingredients are incorporated but do not overbeat.

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Divide batter evenly among liners, filling about 2/3 full.
Bake, rotating pan halfway through, until a cake tester inserted in
the center comes out clean, 17 to 20 minutes.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Repeat process with remaining batter.
Once cupcakes have cooled, use a small offset spatula to frost tops
of each cupcake.
Decorate with sprinkles, if desired.
Serve at room temperature.

Billy's Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
6 to 8 cups powdered confectioners sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment,
cream butter until smooth and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes.
With mixer on low speed, add 6 cups sugar, milk, and vanilla. Mix
until light and fluffy.
If necessary, gradually add remaining 2 cups sugar to reach
desired consistency.
Makes enough for 30 cupcakes.

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