Very Vanilla Cake

  • Preparation time:
  • 1 hour
  • Total time:
  • 5 hours
  • Makes:
  • 10-12 servings
Very Vanilla Cake

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Very Vanilla Cake

Take regular old vanilla cake one step further with this decadent very vanilla cake.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups cake and pastry flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened, plus more for the pans
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening , at room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup ice-cold water
  • 1/2 cup whole 3.25% milk
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup rainbow sprinkles
  • 3 large egg whites , at room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar

Very Vanilla Frosting

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups 3.25% milk
  • 1/3 cup 35% cream
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter , softened but cool, cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 tsps vanilla paste
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 to 1 1/4 cups rainbow sprinkles , for garnish

Directions

    Cake

    Very Vanilla Frosting

    Assembling the Cake

    Tip

    This cake will keep beautifully in a cake saver at room temperature (cool and humidity-free) for up to 3 days. If your room is not cool, place the cake in a cake saver and refrigerate for up to 3 days, then let it sit at room temperature for at least 2 hours before serving.

    Recipe originally from Baked Occasions: Desserts for Leisure Activities, Holidays, and Informal Celebrations by Matt Lewis, Renato Poliafito and Brian Kennedy

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