Homemade Vanilla Cake Recipe

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This made from scratch Basic Vanilla Cake recipe is one that must be added to your repertoire. It’s light, tender, and full of vanilla flavor. The buttery, moist texture makes it a great cake for all occasions.

Yields 12 servings


1 cup unsalted butter softened

1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar

4 eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 and 3/4 cups cake flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup whole milk buttermilk can also be used


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and lightly flour 2 9-inch round cake pans; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla.
  3. Visit Basic Vanilla Cake @ bakedbyanintrovert.com for full instructions. 

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