The Best Vanilla Butter Cake. Your Go-To For Celebrations!

Do you have one scratch cake recipe that you can rely on, every time?  This Vanilla Butter Cake delivers that and more and promises to be a crowd favorite.

Baking can be a tricky thing.  It’s not like cooking, where you can improvise and experiment without a recipe.  Baking is chemistry.  So, unless you really know what you are doing, it’s hard to tweak recipes until you find the perfect cake for you.

Have no fear, we have a butter cake recipe for you that is legendary to the loyal customers of custom bakers, Krazy Kool Cakes.



This cake is always their best seller.  It has a widely loved flavor for sorts of celebrations and also provides a consistency that stands up to fondant and heavy decorations.  If you are making a themed cake, the last thing you want is one that falls apart when you are trying to stack or add embellishments.  These bakers have tons of experience, and for them, this recipe takes the cake.  And now they are sharing it.  Lucky us!


WATCH: This scratch recipe for Vanilla Butter Cake results in a moist, dense cake with a touch of Brandy!

Your ingredient list is:

14 oz. extra-fine granulated sugar (1.75 cups), or 13 oz. at high altitude (1.5 cups + 2 tbsp)
1.5 sticks (6 oz) of unsalted butter (at room temp.)
7 oz. unbleached all-purpose flour (1.25 cup + 2 tbsp), or 7.25 oz. at high altitude (1.25 cup + 3 tbsp)
2 oz. potato starch
1.5 tsp baking powder (or 1 tsp at high altitude)
1 tsp salt
1 cup half ‘n half (1 cup + 2 tbsp at high altitude)
2 tbsp brandy*
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
4 large eggs (5 eggs at high altitude)

*Alcohol-free variation: Omit the brandy and increase the half-and half by 1 tbsp.

Pop over to Krazy Kool Cakes (click on “Show More” under video) for the complete recipe.  Note that they have doubled the recipe to get three 8″ cakes.


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