the best vanilla cake

Make this irresistible vanilla bean cake using my thoroughly tested vanilla cake recipe. It’s tender, moist & has a rich, vanilla flavor!


Whisk Dry Ingredients

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt. Set aside.


Whisk Wet Ingredients

In a mixing bowl with paddle attachment beat butter & sugar until fluffy, 3-5 mins. Scrape the sides of the bowl halfway.


Add Eggs

Add the eggs &  vanilla bean paste. Mix until fluffy & smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl halfway, 2-3 mins.


Make the Batter

 Add half of the flour mixture & mix on low speed until just combined.


Add Buttermilk

Add the buttermilk & mix on low speed. Then add the remaining flour mixture & mix until just combined, about 30 sec!


Transfer the Batter

Divide the batter evenly into the prepared pans & smooth the tops.


Bake the Cake

Bake the cake for 25-27 mins, or until the cakes are golden & inserted toothpick comes out clean.


Let the Cakes Rest

Let the cakes rest in the pans for 3 mins.


Level the Cake 

Level the cake layers with a serrated knife & trim the brown edges on the bottom & sides.


Smear the Frosting

Smear ¼ of the frosting in an even layer on top of the first cake. Stack the second cake layer on top of the first & repeat with the remaining layers.


Decorate the Cake

Frost the entire vanilla bean cake with the remaining frosting & decorate as desired.

More Sweet & Savory

Off-White Arrow