This is the first post of a series of three on how to make your own homemade Vanilla Cake, filled with Chocolate Ganache, and topped with Vanilla Buttercream. This post is one of three, the first of three, or 1/3 . . . I love when you get boxes mailed to your home with 1/3, 2/3, and 3/3 labeled. Somehow it always feels like you’re getting A LOT of stuff!
Homemade Vanilla Cake from Scratch
Learning how to make a moist, delicious vanilla cake requires one specific thing . . . the right recipe! I have tried many of them throughout my life, and this one has come in handy on many occasions! Of course it’s not THE recipe I use for my cake company (JJ’s Custom Cakery in Cranbrook B.C. Canada) but it is a close second that guarded one!
Vanilla Cake Recipe
(adapted from KitchenAid)
Yield: 4 cups of batter
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup low-fat (1%) milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
For the procedure, follow the steps in the video below!
What I want you to take from this recipe and video the most, is that baking your own homemade cake can be fabulously easy! I get SO MANY comments in person, emails and comments online that centre around “I can’t bake . . . how do you do it? . . . I could never bake from scratch”. Oh, but YOU CAN! This video series (we’re on 1/3 . . . in case you missed the first paragraph) is meant to show you that you can!!
One of my most frequent commenters on the CupcakesandCardio is a 12 year old girl, who is wanting to be a professional baker when she grows up! If she can do it, everyone can!
Coming up next will be How to Make Chocolate Ganache . . . and how to use it to torte a cake!
It will be 2/3. Two of three. :)
How to YOU feel about baking from scratch?