I’ve actually never tried this as a 9 x 13 sheet cake, so I’m not sure how it will turn out but my hunch is that it will work. Hi I followed your recipe but my cake batter curdled and when baked the cake was very greasy. And like I said, try it warm and seriously you will want to ask for my hand in marriage. 🙂. I’m excited for you to make this cake! Hi Whitney. My estimate would be about 50 min total, but let me know how it goes! Hi Whitney! I only have light brown sugar on hand, would that work instead of white granulated sugar? Move over, boxed mix! The steps were very easy to follow Yay Lia!! My funfetti recipe is the same, only with sprinkles added, and yields more batter (which is why the ingredient amounts are different). Hi Jess, this cake recipe serves 12 comfortably, so you’d need to make about 8 batches to serve 100. Also I see the recipe is for 3 layers of 6 inch cake. Thanks, Whitney! Set aside. The cake turned out amazing! And would the same temperature and time work for cupcakes if i tried this recipe? Going to give it a try tomorrow, so I’ll let you know how it goes. Hi Callie! If I want to make 2 or 3 layers, but only have 1 9″ pan, will the batter be okay sitting out while the first layer bakes and cools, or is it meant to go in the oven right away after mixing? Hi Whitney, I was planning on doubling the recipe for the cake (I will be using a 14×2 in square pan), but do u think I should double the cupcakes as well? I made your funfetti cake for my daughters birthday which was delicious but the sides of the cake were quite dark and a bit over cooked even though I only kept them in the oven long enough to be cooked properly in the middle. I have a little confession to make: when I first started making cakes, my secret go-to for far too long was the box vanilla cake mix by Betty Crocker. I have made vanilla cakes and they all taste like cornbread:( Im so excited to make this!!!!!!! My twins have asked for a unicorn cake (one each) for their birthday. l also added vanilla to the batter. That’s amazing, Angel! However, the texture was really off-putting. Was the cake top sticky after cooling or when you took it out of the oven? Do you need to bake this in a bundt or can it be placed in a 9×13 baking pan? The cake sank slightly while cooking but after leveling it off it turned out great, I might of opened the oven to check at the wrong time or maybe because I used 6″ silicone pans, I never know why it sometimes sinks. Need to bake for a friend and would love to know so I can get an appropriate cake box would be a travesty to make such a pretty cake and not be able to transport! I was super excited to try this receipe (and the batter was delicious!) I did your buttercream but added a little passionfruit concentrate for flavor and was awesome. Let me know how it goes if you try it! Soooo gooood. Rainbow Funfetti Cake Recipe - Sugar & Sparrow, https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/how-to-make-homemade-buttermilk/, https://sugarandsparrow.com/funfetti-cake-recipe/, http://dish.allrecipes.com/high-altitude-cake-baking/, https://sugarandsparrow.com/vanilla-cupcake-recipe/, https://sugarandsparrow.com/homemade-cake-flour-recipe/, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLMUYwvOnys, http://sugarandsparrow.com/homemade-cake-flour-recipe, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLMUYwvOnys&t=44s, https://sugarandsparrow.com/chocolate-peanut-butter-cake-recipe/, https://sugarandsparrow.com/under-the-sea-cake-tutorial/, http://sugarandsparrow.com/homemade-cake-flour, https://www.nigella.com/ask/baking-a-cake-in-normal-ovens-and-fan-ovens, https://sugarandsparrow.com/homemade-cake-flour, https://sugarandsparrow.com/level-and-torte-cake-layers/, https://sugarandsparrow.com/funfetti-cake-recipe. In the bowl of your stand mixer (a handheld mixer works fine too! That’s so wonderful to hear, Rekha!! Grease a 9-inch cake tin with cooking spray and … Hi Chad! Add in sugar and continue to mix on high for another two minutes, scraping down the bowl and paddle as needed. I’ve never tried a dairy-free option before, but after a quick Google search it looks like there might be vegan soy-based sour creams that would make a good substitute. You can use all purpose flour, but the crumb will be more dense. Thank you for sharing this with us and in such detail!! Baked this cake for my birthday and it was an absolute hit! I know that the added molasses will give the cake more of a caramel taste and add moisture, but I’m not sure how the texture of the crumb will be affected. Bake for 35 minutes. I hope you love it! I’m so happy to hear that, Julissa! By Glenda Pumpkin Dump Cake You can check your local cake decorating supply shop or you can use 6 inch pans that are 3 inches deep – just divide the batter between them equally and they should bake just fine! Hi Whitney, about the cake pans weren’t they bee deep I want the cake to look like yours like the sponges just as the picture and the mixer I gave is not a stand mixer it’s the one you plug in and then hold it by your hand and you can adjust speeds on it but you have to hold it by hand and theirs something missing from it too so there is like air coming from it when I use it will that make a difference? Hi Amparo! Sprinkle with white chocolate chips if desired. Start Slideshow ... while reducing Mountain Dew into a syrup produces the perfect pop of flavor to mix into prepared vanilla icing. Get the Chocolate Peanut Butter Ooey Gooey Cake recipe from I Am Baker. Please advise asap. That would mean 7x the recipe total. I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. I just recently discovered your blog and I’m really enjoying it. I took advice from a couple of other replys on here and only used 8 oz of sour cream… replaced the water with buttermilk and used chocolate chips instead of white… also dusted them with flour. Let me know how it goes next time and I hope these ones can be salvaged! Hi Yi! This vanilla cake is light and airy, so easy to whip up, and tastes like a dream. If you look at the update disclaimer before the recipe, it explains that I changed the ingredient amounts to make just enough for three 6-inch layers or 2 9-inch layers. All wanted the recipe. For a three later 8-inch cake, I would 1.5 the recipe. Instead i topped cake with them and drizzled glaze all over. I did leave the milk out for an hour or so but perhaps it still was too cold (it’s Winter here). This is the most Ridiculous Vanilla Cake… seriously the softest, most moist cake EVER – it literally melts in your mouth! Just with longer cook time? Preheat the oven to 350°F. The recipe I have calls for more oil and one more egg. I made 3 six inch cakes, and wrapped each cake pans with cake strips. To cut back on the salt, you’ll need to omit the 1 1/4 tsp salt in this recipe. They are large eggs. The sponge of this cake is soft and fluffy, but it’s definitely stable enough to stack and add fondant figures to the top. This is going to be my cake for this birthday weekend! Click here for a handy table of different cake pan sizes, bake times and cake height. There’s also an entire tablespoon of vanilla extract in there to really up the flavor, because yum. I use a conventional oven and bake all of my cakes at 350ºF (bake mode). A sticky cake top is typically caused by wrapping the cake for storage before it’s completely cooled. This cake will totally work under fondant, Shanti! If it’s got batter on it, you’ll need to bake it for an additional few minutes until the toothpick comes out clean. Hi Navneeta. Since I became accustomed to the light and fluffy texture of said box mix, every time I tried to make a vanilla cake from scratch, the result seemed off. So excited for you to try this recipe too! Hi Lisa! The recipe is in the notes section of the recipe. I was able to get 2 cupcakes with the left over batter. A better substitute for the sour cream would be full fat greek yogurt, but if you want to use buttermilk in this recipe, you can omit the sour cream and use buttermilk in place of the whole milk. Also, this post is how i found sugar&sparrow, i’m enjoying exploring. Also – I have a fan assisted oven, would you lower the temp in degrees Celsius? 2) yes, to achieve three 6-inch layer that are roughly 2 inches tall, just keep this recipe as-is. Hi, Meenu! and will cause the cake to sink in the middle since it already has just the right amount of leavening between the baking powder and baking soda. I’ve tried this recipe before and loved it! Do you have a tutorial on how to decorate the cake like yours? I can’t recommend substituting the butter for margarine just because I’ve never tried it before and don’t know how it will turn out. I just looked up the conversion from cups to ml online and it appears that 1 cup = 236.6ml. Pingback: Rainbow Funfetti Cake Recipe - Sugar & Sparrow. Unfortunately, we did not like this cake. Hi Monica! As I’m making 2 cakes I want to make two quite small ones (to prevent waste) with a bit of height to accommodate the unicorn head, so multiple layers will be required. xx 🙂. Add in the cake mix to the bowl. Definitely give it another go and I have a video with tips on how to make this vanilla cake recipe here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLMUYwvOnys. What would attribute to the density? It turned out amazing! Hi Tracy! Hi Niharika! Here’s a video I made to explain how I make this recipe with tips for success: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLMUYwvOnys&t=44s. Since this recipe is meant to be light and fluffy, it may not end up that way if baked in a deep pan. Note – if you sprinkle white chips on the cake when it’s warm they will melt slightly. I’m going to 1.5 this recipe to make 3 8-inch cakes. Also is self raising flour ok to use rather than all purpose and baking powder? For a two tier cake of that size, I would triple the recipe. The purpose of the sour cream is to add extra moisture, and I usually recommend full fat greek yogurt as a substitute. I’m thinking of buying this Wilton easy layers 6 inch cake tin? Hold your breath and turn the pan over when it’s cooled for 10-15 minutes. I am the beginner inspired by ur work. And also l used milk and another time l used half and half instead of water. You can also try reducing the amount of powdered sugar by 1/2 Cup but it will be less thick. If you don’t have corn starch handy, you can use straight all purpose flour but be sure to sift it a few times. Can’t argue with sprinkles! Or you can do what I do: cut off the cake tops with a cake level before filling and stacking them. I want to thank you for sharing this recipe! If I want a 3 layer cake, am I going to have to make another half recipe? I don’t use self-rising flour because it doesn’t have the low protein content of cake flour and has additives like baking powder (hence the term self rising). Make a filling. I just made this cake and i’m quite pleased with it! So same great recipe, with the most requested amount of batter!Â. My funfetti cake recipe is the same as this vanilla cake recipe (just omit the sprinkles), and it makes enough for 3 8-inch layers: https://sugarandsparrow.com/funfetti-cake-recipe/ if you want four 8-inch layers to make the cake extra tall, I’d say double this vanilla cake recipe. Hi Vicky! It’s ridiculous good and it actually won at a baking cake contest. Baked for 55 minutes . Hi Whitney, I love your cakes and recipes and just made the vanilla cupcakes today. And if you want to make it pretty go ahead and sprinkle on some white chips or even sprinkles. what will happen if u use sated butter? So excited for you to make this cake! Is that normal? Threw sea salt caramel chips all over the top. For an almond flavored cake, I would sub 2/3 of the vanilla in this recipe with almond extract. I’ve never tried a cake recipe with all brown sugar before. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition. I would like to make this recipe for my friends sons birthday party, but I was asked to make 2 dozen cupcakes and a large cake. Yes, it sounds underbaked. Do you think it’s OK if I cook 1/3 of the batter and keep the remaining at room temp until the pan is free again? If it was sticky when warm, the cake may have needed a few more minutes to bake. I can find 3 inch but 2 inch is like impossible so can you suggest a place where I can at least get 2 ,6 inch tins which are 2 inch deep as I understand why you can’t use 3 inch? My family LOVED it!!! Advertisements fund this website. Hi Jasmine! The reason it calls for cake flour is because that’s what makes it soft and fluffy – all purpose flour tends to make vanilla cake dense and cornbread-y in my experience, so I wouldn’t recommend substituting the cake flour with all purpose. There’s also an entire tablespoon of vanilla extract in there to really up the flavor, because yum. I do have a question. Hi Michael! I’m so happy you love the recipe and happy first birthday to your daughter!! Wow, you’re really going all out for your birthday! Given the pandemic, this was what I had ingredients for and I had been wanting to try it for a while. That should be just fine! Delicious cake! That’s interesting, I’ve never had or heard of issues with this cake batter curdling. Instead, I recommend store bought cake flour, or if you don’t have that on hand, you can convert all-purpose flour into cake flour using this recipe: https://sugarandsparrow.com/homemade-cake-flour-recipe/. Now attempting the unicorn cake as requested by my 3 year old for her birthday! I read from the comments that I may have to double all my ingredients. Chocolate Cake Fudge: Instead of making white chocolate fudge, you can exchange the white chocolate chips for semisweet, milk chocolate or dark chocolate, and use your favorite chocolate cake mix to make Chocolate Cake Mix Fudge. While the cake is still warm, poke holes in All Rights Reserved. Here’s how: http://sugarandsparrow.com/homemade-cake-flour. The recipe sounds interesting. Hey! Thanks so much for your kind words. Hi Whitney! Not a full frosting, like on the chocolate, but you know a little something extra. To start with, Shall I cut each ingredient to half so that I dont end up in eating a Big cake? Hi, I’m Vicky and new to baking. Just made this cake and it looks amazing and smells soooooooooooooo good!!!! Hi Whitney, Unfortunately, I’ve never made an eggless version of this recipe, so I can’t recommend a substitute. Thanks! I just wanted to ask a question based upon I use springform cake pans and I was wondering how could I adjust this recipe to create two 10” cake, which I will cut into 2 which will become a 4 layer cake? I followed the directions exactly and my family members loved it. Oh perfect! Thank you so much Whitney! I’m really not sure. Not even an exaggeration, this vanilla cake is AMAZING. Hi Priya! times. Hello! do i have to raise the temperature? Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 23cm x 23cm cake pan or line a muffin pan with paper liners. If you want to reduce the sweetness in the cake, you can reduce the amount of white granulated sugar to 1 1/2 Cups. I was just wondering how to ensure the sides of the cakes don’t get too dark? Perfect recipe and cake for coffee and family get to-gethers! Hi, Whitney. Hi there! Browse through this collection of cake mix recipes for quick and easy recipes for cakes, trifles, brownies, cupcakes, cookies, and more! I applaud your ambition 🙂 This recipe serves 12 comfortably, so if you’re thinking about serving 100 or so, here’s what I would do: 1.5x this recipe makes a 6 inch diameter, 5 inch tall cake. You can find cake flour at most grocery stores, but if all you’ve got is all-purpose flour in your pantry, here are instructions for, To make this cake even more moist I’ve added a little sour cream and whole eggs for good measure. My dilemma was do I put in 398g or use the cup measurements. I’ve followed this recipe to a T a few times and the layers were dense, not fluffy. Sorry to hear that the cake crumbled. Hi Sanah! I’ve been set the task by my daughter to make one of your cakes for her birthday this weekend! I have made this cake in chocolate using devils food cake and chocolate chips. Step 3. I’m more of a cupcake/cookie/bars baker but you’ve inspired me to start baking cakes. Thanks for letting me know and I can’t wait for you to try some more cake recipes! So how about Samuel 6 inch cake Victoria cake tin? Following the cake mix ingredients, add all the wet ingredients like egg, oil, and water. Hi Fatemah! Phew. Heather. I love baking and have tried several different recipes for vanilla cake, and this is beyond the best one I have ever tried. By “electrical one” do you mean a handheld mixer? So happy to hear you love this recipe as much as I do! Hi Jennifer! Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla essence. Just wondering if the batter divide evenly between 3 8 inch tins! Hi Cassie! I poured half my batter into a tube pan and then sprinkled in the streusel filling and then topped with the remaining batter. You’d need to mix the food coloring in to each separate pan to make each one a different color. I’ll try that the next time. I’ve never made this recipe in that large of a pan, so I would recommend using a flower nail or heating core to make sure everything bakes evenly. electric mixer) cream together the butter, canola oil and sugar Say from 2 mins to 4 mins? And that’s so cool that your daughter recognizes a love for baking at such a young age! I’m so happy to hear that the cake was a success! Can i substitute buttermilk for sourcream. Also,if i want to half the recipe should i use 2 eggs or 1 egg? How would you adjust the vanilla extract and how much almond extract would you add if you were trying to accomplish that? Liberally grease a 10- inch bundt pan with butter or shortening and lightly dust with flour. Is the milk room temperature when you add it? So I’ll definitely use this for her birthday cake! Flipping it out of the Bundt pan it was a blob of a mess. Let me know if you try it and happy birthday weekend! Hmmmm….I did store them wrapped and in the fridge before decorating. Hope you love this recipe! Hi, This was my first time making a cake and I ended up using this recipe. … Hope that helps and happy testing! Alternately you can do this step in the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment, mixing ingredients on low until … To save you the math, here’s the same recipe halfed: https://sugarandsparrow.com/smash-cake/. If you use salted butter, this cake will have a saltier taste. Hi Callie! And happy birthday!! Super Moist™ Cake Mixes provide the best start to any dessert. Nicola. You can buy an oven thermometer to read the actual temp and adjust accordingly. You can ice the cake when it’s warm or cooled. I added 1 tsp of almond extract. Adding it until I had the perfect texture. Hi. Hi, I made this recipe and it turned out amazing! Needed a dessert for Easter dinner. I was wonder, since the recipe uses cake flour, does that mean the sponge will be a little softer than other normal sponge cakes? why is my cake always raw in the center? I cannot wait to make this cake for my grandson’s birthday! Hi It does call for three eggs, as shown in the recipe 🙂. Thanks Again.. Made a couple.more since then for friends. So happy you love this recipe as much as I do! Hi, I just randomly found this recipe on Instagram and am so excited to try it out. I hope to learn more about all the cool things you can do with icing. I’m not entirely sure since I’ve never tried gluten free baking. To make enough for four 7-inch pans, I would double this recipe if you want your layers to be about 2 inches tall. So happy you love the vanilla cake recipe and can’t wait for you to make the unicorn cake next! I’m buying a cake turntable and leveler to get ready for layering and frosting cakes. Hi Francesca! :-). Or does the recipe stick to cake flour only?? Thanks so much. If you substitute it for anything, I would use this homemade cake flour recipe since cake flour is what makes this cake so light and fluffy: http://sugarandsparrow.com/homemade-cake-flour-recipe. Back again Could I also bake this in a rectangular pan? It was perfect. It has a fondant unicorn head on the front. And about the sinking – I’ve never tried silicone baking pans so that could be it, but also opening the oven door before the batter is set can cause a cake to sink slightly. Do I need taller? Thank you. Blame it on the lack of Propylene Glycol Mono (or the handful of other ingredients in box mixes that you’ve never heard of), but my from-scratch vanilla cakes always ended up too dense, tasted a little cornbread-ish, and just didn’t have that fluffy appeal. Finding a go-to vanilla cake recipe from scratch felt like a mountain I had to climb, but after (what felt like) five hundred tries and a whole lot of not giving up, I’ve found a recipe that is beyond my wildest cake dreams.Â. hi! The batter will be slightly thick, but pourable. For three 8-inch pans I would 1.5 the recipe to have enough. Hello Whitney! Do you think this cake with stand up ok to a marscapone strawberry filling? I believe it was too much sour cream. I’ve just found you on you tube and I think your cakes are fab. Want to share a photo of what you’ve made? If you don’t have access to buttermilk, here is a diy version: https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/how-to-make-homemade-buttermilk/. Should I 1.5 the recipe? It was delicious. I’ve never tried using caster sugar, but from what I’ve read it’s the same white sugar, only ground a little more fine, and you can substitute it in recipes that call for granulated. So happy the recipe was a hit, Susan! Could I put vanilla bean into the recipe? Thank you once again for sharing this amazing recipe! Thanks for your reply Whitney. You are absolutely a m a z i n g! And maybe, just maybe I over mixed it…will try again (b/c really, it was still a huge winner…just trying to perfect my cake game!) In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine all the cake ingredients. Eating a piece now with a nice cup of Camille and lavender tea. I’ll have to try it with the buttermilk and extra vanilla! What OTG or Oven mode you use to bake basic cake? Hi Jillian! So delicious! The addition of passionfruit to the buttercream sounds heavenly. The fix is simple – let the cakes cool completely without wrapping them and use them right away once they’re room temperature. in a pan deeper than 2 inches, so I’m no expert on deep dish cakes or how to alter this recipe to work for a deeper pan. Hi Dora! Hi Angel! Thank you Whitney!!! I've also used canned raspberries … Hi Dana! I whipped up a video to show you the process of making this vanilla cake recipe and share my favorite baking tips for success. And I will definitely try some of your other cakes In a medium bowl whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Hi, I see I was a bit too fast. Also would this recipe work well with cake strips? I’m so happy that these recipes are working well for you! I want to give this a try for my twin nieces birthday – specifically your fault line cake!