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Very Vanilla Cake

This Very Vanilla Cake is bursting with sweet vanilla flavor! Top with fresh fruit, sprinkles or white chocolate curls for a beautiful finish! Can be made dairy-free too!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, cake recipe, vanilla cake, vanilla cake recipe
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 687kcal
Author: Trish - Mom On Timeout


Very Vanilla Cake

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature OR butter flavored shortening OR vegan butter
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract OR vanilla bean paste
  • 5 egg whites room temperature
  • 2 3/4 cup cake flour or 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk

Very Vanilla Frosting

  • 2 cups softened salted butter OR butter flavored shortening
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease the sides and bottom of two 8-inch round cake pans. Line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.
  • Mix in vanilla extract (or vanilla bean paste) until combined.
  • Add 3 egg whites and beat on medium speed until thoroughly combined, about 30 seconds.
  • Add in remaining 2 egg whites and beat for another 30 seconds or until combined.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add half of the flour mixture to the wet mixturel and mix until combined, scraping down sides of the bowl as necessary.
  • Add almondmilk and mix until combined.
  • Add remaining flour mixture and mix until combined, scraping down sides of the bowl as necessary.
  • Divide the batter evenly between pans.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or an until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool cakes in pans for 7 to 8 minutes before removing from the pans and placing on a cooling rack. Let cool completely.

Very Vanilla Frosting

  • Beat butter in a large bowl on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Gradually add 6 cups of powdered sugar, mixing until smooth.
  • Add vanilla extract and milk and continuing mixing until smooth.
  • Add remaining powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
  • Add additional almondmilk or powdered sugar to achieve your desired consistency.
  • Place one cake on a serving plate and spread some frosting on top.
  • Top with remaining cake.
  • Frost the top and sides of the cake. Decorate as desired.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 687kcal | Carbohydrates: 98g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 315mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 81g | Vitamin A: 975IU | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg