Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

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.

Serves: Makes 24 servings.
  • Vanilla Cake:
  • Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:
15 mins Prep time 40 mins Cook time
15 mins Prep time
40 mins Cook time
  • 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.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 324Calories: 324Cholesterol: 76mg
  • Sodium: 271mgProtein: 3g
  • Total Fat: 16gFiber: 0g
  • Carbohydrate: 42g

Ratings & Reviews: 8

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  • Anonymous on 11/21/2015

    The batter was grand!!! Top quality fine sir! #grandbatter

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  • Mara B. on 09/13/2013

    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.

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  • Georgana D. on 08/18/2014

    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.

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  • Tamika on 04/08/2016

    If you follow the recipe as stated on this website it will be very dry you have to alter this recipe in order to have a more moist cake, instead of 3/4 cup of milk use 1 cup of buttermilk and 2 tablespoon s of sourcrea

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  • Breanna on 03/28/2014

    it was very dry so I added more milk and vanilla but other wise I like it.

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  • Alice on 09/12/2013

    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.

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  • Jennifer D. on 03/03/2014

    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.

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  • MindyLou on 03/06/2014

    This is so dry! I would be better off frosting my cornbread.

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