Best Vanilla Cake Recipe

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  • 2 large Eggs
  • 3 large Egg Whites
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups Cake Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter (softened and cut into cubes)
  • Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:
  • 1 cup Butter (softened)
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla or Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Cream or Milk (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla.
  3. In a stand mixer, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Beat the butter into the flour mixture, one cube at a time. Continue to beat until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. Add the 1/2 of the egg-milk mixture and beat the batter is light and fluffy. Add remaining egg-milk mixture and mix just until combined.
  6. Lightly spray two 8-inch or 9-inch cake pans with non-stick cooking spray. Pour batter evenly between the cake pans. Bake for 20-24 minutes, depending on the depth of cake pans. Remove cakes from oven when toothpick or cake tester comes out clean. Let cool before removing from pans.
  7. Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:
  8. In mixing bowl, cream together butter and cream cheese for 4 minutes.
  9. Add powdered sugar and beat for 2 more minutes. Add vanilla and milk (if needed).
  10. Once the cake layers have cooled, frost with vanilla buttercream frosting.

Recipe has been adapted from >>>>>  here