Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

This Classic Vanilla Cake pairs fluffy vanilla cake layers with a silky vanilla buttercream. The perfect cake for birthdays, weddings, or any occasion!

Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

INGREDIENTS
Vanilla Cake:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk or whole milk, room temperature

Vanilla Buttercream:

  • 6 large egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Assembly:

  • confetti sprinkles
  • nonpareils


INSTRUCTIONS
Vanilla Cake:

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour two 8" cake rounds and line with parchment.

In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined. Set aside.

Using a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar on med-high until pale and fluffy (approx 3mins). Reduce speed and add eggs one at a time fully incorporating after each addition. Add vanilla.

Alternate adding flour mixture and buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour (3 additions of flour and 2 of milk). Fully incorporating after each addition.

Bake for 30-35mins or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean.

Place cakes on wire rack to cool for 10mins then turn out onto wire rack.

Vanilla Buttercream:
Place egg whites and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk until combined.*

Place bowl over a pot with 1-2" of simmering water and whisk constantly until the mixture is hot and no longer grainy to the touch or reads 160F on a candy thermometer (approx. 3mins)

Place bowl on your stand mixer and whisk on med-high until the meringue is stiff and cooled (the bowl is no longer warm to the touch (approx. 5-10mins)).

Switch to paddle attachment. Slowly add cubed butter and mix until smooth.**

Add vanilla and whip until smooth.

Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

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