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Bake a Perfect Vanilla Cake: Step-by-Step Instructions


Learn how to bake the perfect vanilla cake with these step-by-step instructions. From mixing the batter to frosting the cake, we've got you covered.

Gather Your Ingredients

Get all your ingredients ready before you start. You'll need flour, sugar, eggs, butter, milk, vanilla extract, baking powder, and salt.

Preheat Your Oven

Preheat your oven to the specified temperature in your recipe. This ensures your cake bakes evenly and rises properly.

Prepare Your Pans

Prepare your cake pans by greasing them and lining the bottoms with parchment paper. This prevents the cake from sticking and makes for easy removal.

Mix Your Batter

In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then, beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.

Alternate Dry 

Gradually add the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, and salt) to the wet mixture, alternating with the milk. Mix until just combined.

Bake Your Cake

Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans and smooth the tops. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Cool Your Cake

Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for a few minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.

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