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Vanilla Birthday Cake

For a birthday cake that is second to none, but quick and easy too, start with a cake mix and add McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract. You will give the sweetest gift of all. Photo credit: Rachel Currier from Baked By Rachel.
  • 15m

    prep time

  • 33m

    Cook Time

  • 500

    Calories

  • 9

    Ingredients

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Ingredients

12

Servings

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons McCormick® All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 package (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 container (16 ounces) white frosting
  • 1/2 cup strawberry or raspberry preserves or jelly

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, cake mix, baking powder and milk. Beat 3 minutes, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Spoon batter into 2 greased and floured 8- or 9-inch round cake pans.

  • Bake 30 to 33 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes; invert cakes onto wire racks. Turn layers right side up and cool completely.

  • Spread one cake layer with icing and a layer of strawberry or raspberry preserves, if desired. Top with second cake layer. Frost top and side of cake with remaining icing. Cover the frosted sides of the cake with sprinkles, if desired.

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