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When you don't have time to prepare a layer cake, this 13x9-inch vanilla cake is the recipe for you. The Vanilla Buttercream Frosting makes it special.
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 tablespoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
3/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
1 box (16 ounces) confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons milk
Preheat oven to 350°F. For the Cake, mix flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.
Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 30 seconds or until softened. Add granulated sugar and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy, scraping down sides of bowl frequently. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Alternately beat in flour mixture and milk on medium-low speed just until mixed. Pour into greased and floured 13x9-inch baking pan.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack.
For the Frosting, beat butter and vanilla in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating well after each addition and scraping sides and bottom of bowl frequently. Add milk; beat until light and fluffy. Frost top of cake with frosting.
(Amount per serving)
it was very dry so I added more milk and vanilla but other wise I like it.
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If you are looking for a simple and quick American birthday cake recipe... this is it. To make sure the cake is moist enough, add milk until the batter falls off the wisk slowly in large drops. Eggs can have different sizes so you will need to adjust the milk amount to make up for it.
This cake is a little dry because white cakes tend to be dry. However, I like this cake. My husband made it for me because he knows I love white cakes. If you don't ordinarily eat white cake you may think this cake recipe is too dry. Otherwise, it is fine.
The cake was a little dry. The frosting was good. My kids said the frosting tasted like vanilla ice cream. Not sure if I would make the cake again unless someone has any suggestions on how to make the cake more moist. I would use the frosting again.
This is so dry! I would be better off frosting my cornbread.
Dry, dry, dry! You can't go wrong with buttercream frosting but the cake itself, is not worth the effort. Would've only done 1 star but the family seemed to like it ok.