Best Vanilla Layer Cake Recipe

How To Make Best Vanilla Layer Cake Recipe

Best Vanilla Layer Cake Recipe

Prep time: 15-20 min
Cook time: 35 minutes
Extra time: 15 min
Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes

In my life, I have tried many cakes, but this cake was one of the best cakes due to its taste and softness. This is one of the best and quick recipes to make the best Vanilla Layer Cake. 

To give an amazing and yummy taste, we will use buttermilk and butter in this vanilla cake recipe. 
This cake usually comes in white color, but if you want to change the color, you can add more flavor and color in it. 

How to make a delicious cake? 

If you want everyone loves your taste and ask for more than here, it comes a secret of making a delicious cake. By using buttermilk, you can make an amazing vanilla layer cake. 

You can get buttermilk at glossary stores. Most it comes in packing; you can buy as per the cake quantity.

Best Vanilla Layer Cake Recipe
Best Vanilla Layer Cake Recipe

Special tip

If you do not want to use packing buttermilk, then you can make it at home in no time. Take some milk and add half lemon or the half spoon of vinegar in it.

Making vanilla layer

This is one of the best vanilla layer cake recipes, and you can make the whole cake in just one bowl. So you do not have a need to use a lot of dishes. Now you can feel how easy it is to make a vanilla layer cake. 

Now let’s talk about the layers; you can prepare them before making the cake material, or even you can freeze them for a long time while freezing wrap the layers proper and keep them in a container that is bigger than the layer size. 

What if you want to get a colorful vanilla layer cake?

Usually, children like colorful things/food that attracts them most, so if you are going to make your child happy with a colorful cake, it’s better to use food color. Avoid liquid food color as they did not give too many strong looks. 
Now it’s a time to share the best vanilla layer cake recipe


For vanilla cake recipe you are required
⦁ Food color (if you like to add)
⦁ Flour 3 cups (390 gram)
⦁ Vegetable oil 1/8 cup
⦁ 600-gram granulated sugar (3 cups)
⦁ 1 ½ cup buttermilk
⦁ Egg white 7
⦁ Baking powder 10 gram (2 ½ tsp)
⦁ Salt 1 tsp
⦁ Vanilla extract 2 tsp
⦁ Unsalted butter (1 cup)

For vanilla Buttercream Frosting
You are required:

⦁ Whipping cream (1/3 cup)
⦁ Unsalted butter (3 cups)
⦁ Vanilla bean paste (18 gram or 1 ½ tsp)
⦁ Salt (1 tsp)
⦁ Powdered sugar (11 cup or 1375 grams)

Best Vanilla Layer Cake Recipe
Best Vanilla Layer Cake Recipe


Vanilla cake layers

⦁ Preheat oven to 350°F. 

⦁ Grace the 7 inches 4 pans with non-stick baking spray. 

⦁ Take a bowl and add sugar, baking powder, flour, and salt. Mix them well with machine or hand until they did not get combined. 

⦁ Then mix chunks of room temperature butter very nicely and slowly into the dry mix. Do it slowly. Mix it until the material become crumbly. 

⦁ Add the material into egg while and mix it very slowly. Add half buttermilk mix than well and then add the remaining buttermilk, again mix it well. 

⦁ Add vanilla and oil. Beat the material carefully for the next 15-20 seconds, so the material gets mixed properly. 

⦁ If desired, add the food color and then mix it well. 

⦁ Put the material equally into the pans. 

⦁ Cook the pans for 35 minutes and then allow them to be cool. 

⦁ Keep the layers into the freezer for 40-45 minutes. Once they get cool, remove the layers from the pans carefully.

For Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

You have to:

⦁ After finishing the vanilla layers work, it’s time to make vanilla buttercream frosting.

⦁ Mix salt and vanilla bean paste at a slow speed.

⦁ Beat the butter at slow speed for the next 25-30 seconds, then add the sugar (add one cup mix it well and then add another cup and so on).

⦁ Start mixing the material at low speed until you did not get your desired results.

⦁ If you feel foresting is very thick, then add I tsp (once) of cream, and if the foresting is too thin that you have to add sugar powder (1/4 of the cup at one time).

Best Vanilla Layer Cake Recipe
Best Vanilla Layer Cake Recipe

Prepare the cake

After making layers and frosting, it’s time to assemble the cake

⦁ Add frost cake layer on non-stick board.

⦁ Add a layer of buttercream between the layers.

⦁ In the end, add a thin layer of frosting the cake to cover the layer fully.

⦁ Keep the cake into the freezer for 5 minutes, so the layer sticks to the cake. Then add a second but thick layer with the help of bench scraper.

⦁ Decorate the cake as you want.

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