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A slice of vanilla cake with chocolate frosting on a white plate
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The Most Amazing Vanilla Cake

The Most Amazing Vanilla Cake is moist and flavorful and made completely from scratch. It's the best homemade vanilla cake you'll ever have! And it's easy to make too!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vanilla Cake
Servings: 16 Servings or 1 3 layer cake
Calories: 310kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk room temperature
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Grease three 9-inch pans. Line the bottom with parchment paper. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to cream the butter, vegetable oil, and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
  • Add in flour, baking powder, and salt, and mix until just combined. Be sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to make sure everything gets mixed in.
  • Divide the batter among the three prepared pans. Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let sit in pans for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before layering and frosting with your favorite frosting.

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Notes

This recipe can be made as three thin 9-inch layers, or two thick 9-inch layers. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 172mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1.5mg