Celebrations: Bakery-Style Vanilla Birthday Cake!
Vanilla Birthday Cake Recipe Below 🍰↙️
Makes 1 DZ cupcakes, 2-layer 9″ or 6″ w/6 cupcakes.
My daughter recently turned 1. This is her official blue tv themed birthday smash cake! The ing is my go-to vanilla/white cake recipe.
Preheat oven to 350; will use middle rack. Prepare cake pans with baker’s spray (or mix up a 1:1:1 ratio of shortening, flour, & neutral oil).
Bowl 1/Mixer: Cream together 2-3 mins on med-high speed until light + fluffy.
🐺1/2 C. (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
🐺1-1/2 C. granulated sugar
Bowl Whisk together until smooth. Set aside.
🐺1-1/4 C. milk, 2-4%; room temp
🐺4 egg whites, whisked; room temp
🐺1 TB vanilla greek yogurt (opt, but adds depth + extra fluffiness)
🐺1 TB vanilla extract
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Bowl Whisk together. Set aside.
🐺2-1/4 C. cake flour, sifted; spoon into cup/level
(You can substitute cake flour with 2 C. all-purpose flour + 4-1/2 TB cornstarch. Whisk well before using)
🐺1 TB baking powder
🐺1/2 tsp. sea salt
Using Bowl (Mixer bowl), beginning adding 1/2 of Bowl (wet) mixture. Add 1/2 of the Bowl (dry). Use a spatula to stir by hand 3-4x. Then, combine by blender/stand mixer on medium speed, 1 min. Scrape down bowl. Add remaining halves of Bowl (wet) + Bowl (dry) to the mixing bowl ( Again, use spatula initially combine.
Continue mixing on med-high speed until well-combined. Scrape down bowl. Blend on med-high 3-4 mins until smooth and light.
Add mixture to baking pans, approx. 2/3 full. Bake 32-40 mins (oven bake times vary by a lot; so begin checking around the 30 min mark) 17-19 mins for cupcakes.
Cake(s) is finished when center springs to touch, + toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool. Remove from pan after 10-15 mins. Pair with your favorite frosting + fillings. Decorate, eat, enjoy!