• prep: 35 min
  • cook: 25 min
  • total: 1 hr
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  • Summary

    With its outstanding vanilla flavor, pillowy soft crumb, and creamy vanilla buttercream, this is truly the best vanilla cake I've ever had. Make sure you read through the recipe and recipe notes before beginning.

    Ingredients

    • 3 and 3/4 cups (430g) cake flour* (spoon & leveled)
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 and 1/2 cups (345g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
    • 2 cups (400g) granulated sugar
    • 3 large eggs + 2 additional egg whites, at room temperature*
    • 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract (yes, Tbsp!)
    • 1 and 1/2 cups (360ml) buttermilk, at room temperature*
    • 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

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 739 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 26 g 39.23%
    • Saturated Fat: 15 g 73.89%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 73 mg 24.48%
    • Sodium: 575 mg 23.94%
    • Calcium: 61 mg 6.14%
    • Potassium: 106 mg 3.04%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 15.06%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 124 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 2.43%
    • Sugar: 94 g
    • Protein: 4 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 16.44%
    • Vitamin C 0.58%
    • Vitamin D 1.12%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat5
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs6
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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