My standard Vanilla Cake works well in making either a 2 layered Cake or 24 cupcakes.
It’s really a classic recipe that’s beyond basic but perfect in every way.
The reason I like this recipe is because it’s not too sweet which makes up for the sweetness of the frosting.
3 cups flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1 1/2 Cup Milk
1/2 cup Butter (Softened)
2 teaspoon Vanilla
Preheat oven 175 degrees C (350 degrees F)
In a bowl combine All ingredients except Eggs.
Mix with an electric mixer until it’s all combined.
Add Eggs one at a time and continue mixing.
For cake use two 9inch round pans (greased & floured) Bake fore 30 minutes
For Cupcakes Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners Bake for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool before frosting.
My favorite ButterCream frosting will elevate the taste to the next level!
Special “Butter” Tip
If you’re anything like me and have to make a cake in between your other daily plans then you generally don’t have time to let butter come to room temperature and be naturally softened.
Use this tip! Slice butter into several cubes and microwave for 20 seconds at a time until its soft but not melted. It’ll also make it easier to measure.
There’s definitely one major component in a cupcake or cake that can easily transform a cake or cupcake from good to fabulously amazing and that’s the frosting!!!
I debated posting my recipe as it is one of my trade secrets….but I love to share!!!
This by far is the best recipe EVER!!! So versatile and easy to work with and most important TASTY!
The challenge is not to cringe when you read what goes in it!
Worlds best ButterCream Frosting
1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar (also known as powdered sugar)
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons light corn syrup.
In large bowl, cream shortening and butter with electric mixer. Add vanilla.
Add sugar one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed.
After all the sugar has been mixed add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
Finally add the light corn syrup.
(if you want a thinner consistency to spread the frosting add 2/3 more tablespoons of corn Syrup)
Making Life Memorable with the best Frosting EVER!!!