Vanilla Cake


This cake is very moist and tasty. It’s dense, sort of like a pound cake, and lends itself very well to sculpted cakes and stacked cakes but is great for a regular layer cake too. I’ve had no complaints and my boyfriend, who’s “not a cake person” even likes it.


  • 321g sugar
  • 113g unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 lg eggs
  • 1 lg egg white
  • 336g all purpose flour
  • 7.5g baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 312 ml homo milk
  • 2 teaspoons real vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
    Beat sugar and butter at medium speed until well blended (about 5 min). Add eggs and egg white one at a time beating well after each addition.
    Mix flour in a bowl with baking powder and salt. Stir well with a whisk and sift.
    Add flower mixture to sugar mixture alternating with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
    Stir in vanilla
    Pour batter into prepared pans (I spray mine with oil and line with parchment) and bake for 30 min (turn the pan halfway thru for even baking) or until a toothpick comes out clean.
    yields one 8″ round 3″ high cake

Comments (19)


hey there...thanks for the's what i have been looking for but i was wondering what the conversion is form grams to cups?? thanks!


``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` To convert from grams to ounces: 1 oz = 28.35 grams, so you would divide the grams by 28.35 and that will give you ounces. Grams are better for baking because it is more accurate in it's consistency and quality. It compensates for the humidity and other variations in all of the ingredients. Here is an example for the calculations: 250/28.35=8.8 oz of butter



Thank you for this yummy sounding recipe :) I was wondering if this cake turns out WHITE? Or like an vanilla yellowish color? Thank you!


thanks for the converter I get a headache trying to do the math, about getting your cake whiter... Have you tried wiltons white out? I've used it in my buttercream when I'm out of clear vanilla it works like a charm. I'm not sure if it'll help get your cake whiter I've never tried that, but it might be worth a try, hope it helps.


thanks. I've never tried it.

I also want a lighter white cake recipe as this one is fairly dense so I need to try some new ones till I find one I like. I just haven't had time to do any baking trials yet.


Made a batch of cupcakes with this recipe tonight. Makes 24 cupcakes. Baked at 350 degrees F for 12 minutes, rotated and baked for another 10 minutes. Came out really good.


Could you tell me Salokin, How much batter did you use filling the cases? Id like to try these and need a fairly flat rise for fondant. Or would you recommend something else?

And Thank you Sally for the recipe, i am excited to try new recipes, my kids are my biggest critics. Will let you know how i go... :D


Trying this today, thanks for the recipe! =) Anyone have the total conversion for this handy? I'm working it out now and it would make a good post below the original for us newbies =)

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