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Best Vanilla Cake

Anyone who bakes even once in a while, will certainly be aware of the wonderful properties of vanilla, and especially vanilla extract. It is used in a wide variety of recipes, especially around holiday times, and it adds a distinctive flavor that in some cases can actually make the entire recipe appealing for lucky consumers. We hope you enjoy the delightful recipe below that you can prepare with it.

Best Vanilla Cake

This holiday cake is dubbed the Best Vanilla Cake for good reason, partly because a rich and creamy vanilla bean paste gets added into the cake batter, so as to create a powerful vanilla flavor not available in any grocery store.


● 1-1/2 cups sour cream

● 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste

● 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

● 4 cups cake flour

● 2-1/2 cup sugar

● 4-1/2 teaspoons baking powder

● 2 teaspoons salt

● 1 cup unsalted butter

● 1/4 cup canola oil

● 6 large egg whites

● 2 large eggs


Preheat your oven to 350°F, and in a small bowl mix the vanilla extract, vanilla paste, and sour cream until they are well combined, and then let them stand for 10 minutes.

Line the bottoms of three greased 9-inch round baking pans with grease paper or parchment.

Sift together the salt, baking powder, sugar, and flour, then add in the butter and canola oil before beating the mixture to a crumbly state.

Add the egg whites one at a time, beating the mixture after each one. Then add the egg yolks one at a time, and beat in the sour cream mixture until everything is combined.

Transfer the batter into the baking pans you've prepared. Bake the mixture until you can insert a toothpick in the center, and have it come out clean.

This will usually be between 30 and 35 minutes, after which you allow the cakes to cool for 10 minutes. Now you can frost your cakes according to your preferences.

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