Birthdays are special occasions that call for a celebration! And what better way to celebrate than with a delicious cake? In this article, we will take you on a journey through the best birthday cake options in Edmonton. From classic flavors to unique creations, we’ve got you covered. So, let’s get started!
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2-3 tablespoons heavy cream
- Food coloring (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch (23 cm) cake pans or line them with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Add milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and eggs to the dry ingredients. Beat on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until smooth.
- Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared cake pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
- Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove them from the pans and let them cool completely on a wire rack.
- Meanwhile, prepare the frosting. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter on medium speed until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar and beat until well combined.
- Add vanilla extract and heavy cream and beat again until smooth.
- If desired, add a few drops of food coloring and mix until the desired color is achieved.
- Once the cakes are completely cool, place one layer on a cake stand or serving plate. Spread a layer of frosting on top. Repeat with the second layer.
- Decorate the cake with additional frosting and any desired toppings, such as sprinkles or fresh fruit.
- Store the cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.
Calories per Serving: 580 | Fat: 29g | Carbohydrates: 77g | Fiber: 1g | Protein: 5g
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
- 2 9-inch (23 cm) cake pans
- Mixing bowls
- Hand mixer or stand mixer
- Cake stand or serving plate
This cake is perfect for any birthday celebration! Serve it with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra special treat.
Try adding different flavor extracts to the cake or frosting, such as almond or lemon. You can also add mix-ins to the cake batter, like chocolate chips or chopped nuts.
- You can use any type of milk, such as almond or soy, instead of cow’s milk.
- If you don’t have vegetable oil, you can use canola oil or melted coconut oil instead.
- If you don’t have heavy cream, you can use milk or half-and-half instead.
- If you don’t have powdered sugar, you can make your own by blending granulated sugar in a blender or food processor until it becomes a fine powder.
Store the cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. You can also freeze the cake for up to 3 months.
- Make sure all of your ingredients are at room temperature before starting the recipe.
- Don’t overmix the batter or you’ll end up with a dense and tough cake.
- For a smoother frosting, sift the powdered sugar before adding it to the butter.
- Let the cakes cool completely before frosting, or the frosting will melt.
This recipe makes a classic vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream frosting. Feel free to get creative with your own flavor combinations!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this cake ahead of time?
Yes! You can bake the cake layers ahead of time and freeze them until you’re ready to decorate the cake. Just make sure to wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and foil before freezing.
How do I make the frosting thicker or thinner?
To make the frosting thicker, add more powdered sugar. To make it thinner, add more heavy cream or milk.
Can I use this recipe to make cupcakes instead of a cake?
Yes! This recipe will make about 24 cupcakes. Just bake them for 18-20 minutes instead of 30-35 minutes.
This classic vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream frosting is a crowd-pleaser! It’s easy to make, and you can get creative with your own flavor combinations. I love adding a few drops of food coloring to the frosting to make it extra festive. Give it a try for your next birthday celebration!