Try Out This Vanilla Cake Recipe To Forget All Kinds Of Blues

“First love is like vanilla ice cream. There may come to many eclectic flavours. But there shall be only one classic.”

Vanilla flavour lovers can relish this flavour across a variety of dessert items, right from cakes to icecreams to even cookies. They feel this flavour is extraordinary, which has been extracted from the orchid variety. Interestingly, Vanilla is the only edible fruit of the entire orchid family, among 25,000 other of its varieties. It is the most labor-intensive agricultural product in the world, which affects its price. Three whole years are approximately taken by a vanilla plant to produce rich-quality vanilla beans.

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Undoubtedly, the essence of vanilla is so strong that it draws us back to our good, old childhood days. It seemed to be attached deeply with all of your fondest memories, which we feel like treasuring it forever. Such is the kind of magic, a plain, simple flavour like vanilla has created over the years. The flavour of vanilla is subtle and is somewhat like delicate poetry. And its aroma is something to die for!

Remember those days when it used to call for celebrations at home? Our mothers or probably, some of our Grandmas used to teach us their traditional version of vanilla cake baking at home. Those were absolutely the days, we wanted to live for and I guess, probably constantly yearning to bring those days back. Back in those days, people had no thought of ordering a vanilla cake online, to suit any festivities effortlessly. Rather, they used to adorn their baking gloves and used to bake love into their vanilla cake recipe, which used to have an unmatched level of taste and appeal. Clearly, there is and there was no competition, in this case, it was a clear win for them.

So, here we bring a vanilla cake recipe at home, which is just the best, among the rest. A recipe that is sure to melt your heart into tears with its exceptional vanilla flavour, soft crumb, and creaminess. So, what are we waiting for? Let’s begin discussing what all is needed and how to go by, to bake the best vanilla cake at home.

Ingredients For Cake Base

  • 3 and 2/3 cups (420g) spooned and levelled cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (345g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups (400g) granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs + 2 additional egg whites
  • 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (360ml) buttermilk

Vanilla Buttercream Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 cups (345g) unsalted butter
  • 6 cups (720g) confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) whole milk or heavy cream
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
Bake Cake

Let’s Get Started

  • Start by preheating the oven at 350°F (177°C). Grease three 9-inch cake pans, line with parchment paper, then grease the parchment paper, so that once baked the cake seamlessly get released from the pans.
  • Prepare the cake batter by whisking cake flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda together in a large bowl. Set this bowl aside.
  • Beat butter and sugar with the help of handheld or stand mixer for about 3 minutes till the consistency becomes smooth and creamy. Further, beat in the 3 eggs, 2 egg whites, and vanilla extract on high speed until mixed properly, for about 2 minutes more.
  • Further, add the dry ingredients and mix them well at a lower speed. Pour buttermilk and whisk it all together with your hands to ensure that no lumps or air bubbles are formed in the batter. This batter should be of thick consistency.
  • Once the batter is ready, pour it evenly in the 3 baking pans. Bake of 25 minutes or so, to bake the cake properly. When you feel, it’s done, set it aside to cool it down.
  • Now prepare the frosting of the cake. Beat butter until creamy, for about 2 minutes. Set the speed of mixer on low speed and add confectioners’ sugar, milk, vanilla extract, and salt. For about 3 minutes, increase the speed of the blender or mixer. If the consistency turns out to be thin, then make sure to add more confectioners’ sugar and more milk, if the consistency is too thick.
  • Once all of these steps are done, slice a thin layer of the cake so that it creates a flat surface. Place 1 layer of this slice on a serving plate and cover the top with frosting. Then, take the 2nd layer and similarly, top it up with frosting. Finally, take the 3rd layer and do the same. Spread the leftover frosting throughout the cake tops and sides. You can use an icing spatula to do so!
  • Put it in a refrigerator at least for an hour or so, to help the cake take its proper shape.
  • Voila! You just baked the best vanilla cake at your home...Achievement Unlocked! I hope, it turned out super fine. If not, then keep mastering it and you shall perfect it soon!

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Happy Baking To You All!