Vanilla Cake (The Best)
Vanilla Cake (The Best)
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Vanilla Cake (The Best)

35 MIN
55 MIN
2 H



  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 °F). Butter two 20-cm (8-inch) springform pans and line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer for about 10 minutes or until thick, pale and triple in volume. Drizzle in the oil while beating.
  4. At low speed, add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk until the batter is smooth. Divide the batter into the pans and bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean. Let cool for 15 minutes. Remove from the pans and let completely cool on a wire rack. If necessary, cut and remove the cake tops to level each cake before frosting.

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  1. Love this recipe. The explanations were step by step, easy to follow . Fluffy, moist and delicious.

  2. I used this recipe and baked some cupcakes. To the batter I added a Tbl of sour cream and used half & half. It came out good. Thank you,

  3. Bonjour Ricardo, tout d’abord je te tiens à te remercier pour cette recette car ce gâteau est tout simplement parfait et excellent. Je ne le rate jamais !! :) Je voulais savoir si je peux utilisé ce gâteau pour faire le strawberry shortcake (y’a recette). Penses-tu que ça peut marcher ?? Merci

  4. I made this cake twice. The first time it didn't rise as much as I expected, then I read the recipe again and realised I needed to beat the egg sugar mix for a full 10 minutes! Second cake was AMAZING! So light and fluffy and delicious taste. i am a cake decorator and this is my new go to vanilla cake recipe. Follow the recipe to the dot and you can't go wrong!

  5. I have made this cake at least a dozen times. I have tried different fillings & they have all been great. It's my basic vanilla recipe I go to. I find the key is to whip egg & sugar until it triples in volume as per instruction. Not sure how other users who gave it a 1-star failed to make it. It wasn't that hard, I had no air holes or dryness.

  6. Directions are incomplete. When do you add the oil?

  7. I did one 9x13 pan, 40 min, 350F. The cake tastes good, is moist, and has a perfect dense texture, easy to cut if you need, and work with fillings, frostings. I lightly banged the baking tray on the counter over a towel to get rid of air bubbles before baking, just as others suggested. Will be using this recipe as base, it's pretty easy with good results.

  8. I would suggest only baking for 30 minutes. And my eggs didn't reach that stage even after 15 minutes. But overall a good taste.

  9. The ingredients include milk, but where does it say in the directions to use milk? My cake batter was very thick either because I used 2 eggs and an egg substitute or because of the milk situation

  10. Loved this cake. Made in three 9" cake pans and cooked for 35 min on 350 fan. Also dropped each cake before baking to get rid of bubbles others had commented on. Will make again sooner than later :)

  11. Awesome Cake is provided by this recipe.

  12. different recipe for a cake that doesnt have butter. Is it suppose to be a thin batter?

  13. This vanilla cake is my boys favourite bday cake. I bake it with whole wheat flour and brown sugar. Once cooled I cut it in half and put dulce de leche in the middle (warm up for easier spread). Put the lid back on, spread dulce de leche on top and throw shredded coconut until the cake becomes white. Hope you are ok with my edited version Ricardo :)

  14. Can I use cake flour instead? Will it be fluffier?

  15. I've had a lot of trouble with vanilla cake recipes from scratch and this one i's amazing, first try it worked out perfectly so yummy and fluffy!

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