One of the best vanilla cakes I have ever had! My family loved how dense the cake turned out, and they raved about how much it tasted like a professional bakery cake. I used three round cake pans to make a cookies and cream cake with my own frosting recipe. Thank you for sharing such a great recipe!
I read through all of the reviews and I must admit the negative ones - which were scathing! - were so few and far between that I did not take them seriously. But I must agree. The recipe is off on the time, in my view - I baked cupcakes that were so dry I nearly choked eating one. I tried again with leftover batter - enough to make 2 - and cut the cooking time by 10 whole minutes. Better, but still not moist and delicious. My oven is a very expensive one and I cook and bake almost every day, so I know it is not the oven. I will keep trying with this recipe, changing mixing, liquids, etc, but as it stands it doesn't pass muster with my 3 taste testers. Good luck!!
I gave this recipe five stars, because I think it's really exactly what a classic birthday cake should be. That is, very rich and sweet. In all honesty it was too sweet for my taste, but everyone raved about it, so I will use this recipe for birthdays in the future.
I am also not a very experienced cook, and the recipe was very easy for me and turned out fine. I only used half the amount of powdered sugar in the icing, and it was still very sweet.
I love these cup cakes they were easy to make and a big hit with the family. We made them for my 6 r olds bday. The only change that I made was Instead of milk and Vililla Extract(becuase I was out)I melted Vanilla Ice cream.
I used my own buttercream recipe, but the cake recipe given here tastes positively fantastic. Literally one of the best tasting recipes I've ever made, and my staple now if someone asks for vanilla cake. I have made it in a 4" round springform pan, and it turned out fine. It is rich, even a little dense for my taste, but you cannot beat the flavor. I only give four rather than five stars because I can't comment on the frosting.
Meh. My husband gives this a 2 stars. This is really a shame because I had very high hopes. I made a birthday cake from it. It was very VERY plain. No frills and not really that great. I really didn't like the icing, though it seems like it should have been great. Maybe it was my powdered sugar? I dunno. Just really nothing special. I will not be making this again.
I love this cake recipe, goes well with buttercream and jam :D I found if it overcooks slightly it goes like a sugar cookie. Also I didnt use a blender as I cant find my handheld at the moment. Brilliant recipe, I found out that I only had 3 eggs when I went to add them so used a bit of cornflour and water instead of the 4th egg.
Perfect! Thank you!
Made this last night for a birthday party today. I followed the recipe exactly, except I also added 1/4 t of almond extract. I could have added some additional vanilla extract, but it was VERY good as it was. I also made my icing with cream cheese and butter and added chocolate malted powder to the frosting. It was a definate hit. Texture was different as others have mentioned, but it was a interesting/good-bakery texture different. Will definately be making this often. Thanks so much for posting this delightful cake. It had the right amount of sweetness for me......Oh, I also had to make a substitute for the self rising flour by adding baking powder and salt. I also made it in a 9x13 pan.