Thursday, December 13, 2012

How To Make Vanilla Cake ( from scratch)

Dear bakers,

If you didn't know I am a great baker and I want to share with you some easy to make, step by step recipes for delicious food. Today I am going to be telling you how to make a simple Vanilla Cake. If you would like to see a video for this cake recipe on YouTube click here. There are some things in this recipe I changed from the video because it is easy in my opinion.

Ingredients you will need:
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour ( a little extra for the pan)
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 cup butter (cut into small pieces)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- about 2 tablespoons of shortening

Tools you will need:
- a couple paper towel sheets
- a electric mixer
- spatula
- measuring cups of all sizes
- two 9 in pans
- mixing bowl
- a tooth pick
- Cooling rack
- butter knife
- oven glove

   Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit ( 176.666667 degrees Celsius). So the first step is to add all of the dry ingredients flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add  butter in the mixture. To tell if butter is completely mixed in it should be crumbs in the flour mixture. Add the milk in slowly while mixing. Add the vanilla and eggs in the bowl and mix til you can not see any lumps in the mixture. Take a piece of the paper towel and fold it a couple of times until it is easy to hold in your hand. Dip the towel in about half the shorting and rub it all over one of the pans (side and bottom completely covered). Do the same for the second pan. Once you get the shorting on, grab about a tablespoon or two of flour and put it in each of the pans. Turn, twist. and tap the pan til you can see a thin layer of flour. Take the two 9 inch pans and pour half the batter in one pan and half it in the other pan. Once the oven is preheated put both pans in for about 30-35 minutes.     ( to tell if it is ready you can also grab a tooth pick and put it in the center of the cake when it is in the oven and if it come out clean with no crumbs if it doesn't it is not ready yet.) When cake it ready you can take it out of the oven (using oven glove) and circle around the pan with a knife then flip over.  Knock the pans until cake come out. Then put on a cooling rack. ENJOY!!

If you would want to know how to make a filling for this cake it would be in a day shortly.
Click here to see the recipe for frosting.

To give you an idea of a vanilla cake.

1 comment:

  1. Hey you forgot SUGAR it tastes like corn bread