This delicious and super moist vanilla cake recipe is one you’ll make over and over! It has a soft and delicious crumb with a hint of sweetness and vanilla
Super Moist Vanilla Cake
Let’s face it. Baking is not always a piece of cake (pun intended).
Either it’s the ingredients, the mixing method, the oven temperature, etc. Cakes are fussy, just like your teenager.
In all my years baking, I’ve had all sorts of mishaps. Cake came out of the oven beautiful, then suddenly, the center sank. Cake was overcooked, undercooked, not risen, dry, flavorless, with huge holes inside, and more. You name the mistake, and I’ve made it.
Yes, I’ve even have forgotten to grease the cake pans 🙁
After all those failures I’ve learned what makes a cake super moist and what doesn’t.
So trust me, this recipe works.
I’m sure you’ve seen thousands of cakes on Google and Pinterest and some recipes look alike, others have weird ingredients like mayo, avocados, and even beans.
Don’t worry, this is NOT one of those
Here’s why this Super Moist Vanilla Cake recipe works
-Through experimentation I’ve realized that using butter as the only fat gives a lot of flavor but it evaporates during baking and can dry out. So I use decided to combine both butter, for flavor, and vegetable oil for moisture.
– Cake Flour: this type of flavor is the one with the lowest amount of gluten. So it will give you a much more delicate crumb that is keen to moisture.
– Used whole eggs and egg yolks as well: Adding a few extra egg yolks to the cake gives it that richness to the crumb without drying it out or making it heavy.
– Buttermilk: Instead of using regular milk, I added buttermilk. The acid help to give you a much more delicate crumb while giving off moisture.
– Sifting dry ingredients first. When you sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together. They combine better and it also aerates the flour.
And lastly, to achieve a Super Moist Vanilla Cake, do not overmix your dough and do not overbake your cake.
Since this cake so moist. It is very delicate, and it will feel undercook when you take it out of the oven.
To test for doneness, simply insert a skewer in the center of the cake, if it comes out clean, then it is ready.
For frosting I suggestion these 2 tried and true recipes:
I used the first one for these pictures and look how amazing it turned out.
You can of course, use your favorite filling or icing you may like.
And sprinkles! lot’s of sprinkles!
I hope you can try this delicious Super Moist Vanilla Cake at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet.
This delicious and super moist vanilla cake recipe is one you'll make over and over! It has a soft and delicious crumb with a hint of sweetness and vanilla
- 2 3/4 cups Cake Flour
- 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 3/4 cup Butter softened
- 6 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
- 1 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar
- 3 Eggs
- 2 Egg Yolks
- 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup Buttermilk
Preheat oven to 350 F and grease 2 - 8" or 9" cake pans
In a bowl, sift the flour, salt, and baking powder
Using the mixer, cream the butter and sugar for 3-4 minutes or until fluffy
Add the oil and vanilla. Keep on mixing
Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Clean sides and bottom of the mixer with a spatula
Add 1/3 of the flour, mix, then add 1/3 of the buttermilk. Repeat the process of alternating the dry and wet ingredients always ending with the flour
Pour batter into prepared pans. Shake pans against the counter to eliminate air bubbles
Bake for 23-28 minutes. Insert a skewer in the middle of the cake and if it comes out clean the cake is ready. Mine took 25 minutes
Remove from oven and let them cool in the pans for 10 minutes before unmolding
Cakes will be easier to frost after they are completely cooled
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