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Very Vanilla Cake

I wanted something simple for Em's first Bday, I had enough other things to do and even though I wanted home made cake... I didn't want something overly complicated and fancy. Also figured that since she hasn't had chocolate yet, it may not be a good idea.

Very Vanilla Cake

Very Vanilla Cake


3 sticks of butter (unsalted)
2 c. sugar (I used bakers sugar from C&H, I just like how it turns out)
4 eggs
2 c. buttermilk
2 Tbs. vanilla extract (I used double strength extract from Penzy Spices )
1 Tbs. vanilla bean paste ( I got this in the baking aisle at whole foods)
4 c. Cake Flour
1/2 Tbs Baking Powder

(The frosting I used was a basic cream cheese frosting, but I'm sure butter cream would be just as nice)


1. Cream together the butter and sugar until pale yellow and creamy.
2. Mix in the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla extract, and vanilla paste.
3. Add in the cake flour and baking powder and mix until smooth (but don't over beat)
4. FOR CUPCAKES: makes 24. Bake at 325F for 25 to 30 min.
5. FOR GIANT CUPCAKE PAN (like I have in the pic, from Wilton) Spray with non-stick spray, pour into mold about an inch to an inch and a half from the top. Bake at 325 for 45 min to an hour (until cooked in center... this took a while). Remove from oven and let sit in the pan for 30 minutes before unmolding. Let cool completely before decorating.

(As I haven't made this in regular pans yet, I don't have directions for that... yet ;-) )

jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years 8 weeks
the giant cupcake is awesome :D
miss_best miss_best 8 years 8 weeks
I have never seen that pan. It is absolutely adorable, as is your baby!!
wynter wynter 8 years 9 weeks
How cute! Happy birthday to the pretty one year old. :)
ashleycakes ashleycakes 8 years 9 weeks
BTW, Happy birthday Em! :dance:
ashleycakes ashleycakes 8 years 9 weeks
I've been eyeing that giant cupcake pan for weeks now, I just need to give in and go ahead and buy it, it is SO cute! This recipe sounds delicious, I've been looking for a good vanilla cake recipe. I'm trying to wean myself off of cake mix at the moment!