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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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, cake recipe, vanilla cake, vanilla cake recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
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