The Very Best Vanilla Layer Cake Recipe

This is the best vanilla layer cake; you’ll ever bake. Enough said. 

I’m going to be completely honest with you; cakes are not my thing. Sure I’ve made them from time to time, and I pretty much consider they are rock stars, like this lemon cake and this vegan chocolate cake and this vanilla cake with chocolate ganache. But if you look closely at them they only have one layer. Yes, I’m a baker, and I used to be incredibly scared of attempting layer cakes.

The very best Vanilla Layer Cake you'll ever bake! This is so good I'm seriously thinkign about using it as my wedding cake. Moist, packed with flavor and great to frost! This is seriously the best vanilla layer cake recipe ever!!


So I stuck with cupcakes, and cookies and the occasional single layer cake and called it a day. But you know what? Life is meant to test your limits, to not stay in your comfort (cupcake) zone. Life is meant to learn new things, embrace new experiences and learn from your failures. So instead of stand with the “I don’t know how to make a cake” mindset I decided to push myself to learn something new, and fail along the way and create something that made me proud. The result of countless of pounds of flour lost, and smashed cakes, and dry cakes, and overbaked and underbaked cakes and cakes that were just bad, is this. The Very Best Vanilla Layer Cake you’ll ever have.

The very best Vanilla Layer Cake you'll ever bake! This is so good I'm seriously thinkign about using it as my wedding cake. Moist, packed with flavor and great to frost! This is seriously the best vanilla layer cake recipe ever!!

And that’s not because I did it, and I’m proud (I am), Its’ because it’s the single best layer cake I’ve ever had. Better than the ones they serve at bakeries, better than the ones my professional friends make (sorry friends I still love you!!) and better than any other thing I’ve ever tried.

This vanilla layer cake is not only mouthwatering delicious but’s also all the things a good layer cake should be. It’s moist without being too wet. It holds great the shape. It doesn’t crumb a lot, which in my opinion is the most important thing because frosting a layer cake is not easy friends, not easy at all for a newbie like me. So this cake is just basically #LayerCakeGoals (oh gosh, using an invented hashtag makes me lame?)

The very best Vanilla Layer Cake you'll ever bake! This is so good I'm seriously thinkign about using it as my wedding cake. Moist, packed with flavor and great to frost! This is seriously the best vanilla layer cake recipe ever!!

But seriously this vanilla layer cake.

O M G this cake.

If you are only going to bake one cake in your entire life, you need to bake this one.

And if you are scared of failure and scared of bad layer cakes, then don’t be and bake this.

Because from heart to heart, this is fail proof

and delicious

Delicious.

The very best Vanilla Layer Cake you'll ever bake! This is so good I'm seriously thinkign about using it as my wedding cake. Moist, packed with flavor and great to frost! This is seriously the best vanilla layer cake recipe ever!!The very best Vanilla Layer Cake you'll ever bake! This is so good I'm seriously thinkign about using it as my wedding cake. Moist, packed with flavor and great to frost! This is seriously the best vanilla layer cake recipe ever!!

I frosted it with the ultimate vanilla frosting

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The Very Best Vanilla Layer Cake Recipe
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The very best Vanilla Layer Cake you'll ever bake! This is so good I'm seriously thinking about using it as my wedding cake. Moist, packed with flavor and great to frost! This is seriously the best vanilla layer cake recipe ever!!
Ingredients
  • ½ Cup butter
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ Cup sugar
  • 2 Cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Cup milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 cake pans. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and the eggs, one at a time, until they are fully incorporated (around 4 minutes)
  3. Mix in the baking powder and slowly add the flour beating until combined.
  4. Pour the milk and keep mixing until everything is well incorporated and there are no lumps left.
  5. Divide the batter between the 2 cake pans and take to the oven.
  6. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until done.
  7. take out of the oven and let it cool. Remove from the cake pan and place over cooling racks until it's cold.
  8. Frost with vanilla frosting and serve.

 

Author: Ana

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