Simple Vanilla Cake Recipe

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Sara Mason Modified: March 24, 2022
Simple Vanilla Cake Recipe

How To Make Simple Vanilla Cake

Frosted with buttercream, you can never go wrong with a moist vanilla cake made from simple ingredients for a delightfully sweet dessert.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • ¾cupunsalted butter
  • 1⅓cupssugar
  • 3large eggs
  • 2tspvanilla extract
  • 1cupwhole milk,at room temperature
  • cupsflour
  • tspbaking powder
  • ½tspsalt
  • *classic buttercream frosting,(see Recipe Notes for recipe)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and butter and flour 2 8-inch cake pans.

  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt then set aside.

  3. To your stand mixer add the butter and sugar and beat them together for 2 to 3 minutesuntil light and fluffy on medium speed, then add in the eggs 1 at a time 15 seconds apart along with the vanilla then lower the speed to low.

  4. Add the flour mixture and milk, alternating a little of each at a time.

  5. Pour into the cake pans evenly and bake for 25 to 30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

  6. Once cakes are cooled frost them with the buttercream frosting.

  7. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

*Check out the Classic Buttercream Frosting Recipe to learn how to make the fluffy frosting.


  • Calories: 305.77kcal
  • Fat: 13.59g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.09g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.63g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.81g
  • Carbohydrates: 41.47g
  • Fiber: 0.63g
  • Sugar: 23.41g
  • Protein: 4.75g
  • Cholesterol: 79.04mg
  • Sodium: 193.78mg
  • Calcium: 100.77mg
  • Potassium: 74.12mg
  • Iron: 0.61mg
  • Vitamin A: 126.40µg
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