Ultimate Vanilla Cake

Total Time:
1 hr 50 min
Prep:
50 min
Cook:
1 hr

Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • For the frosting:
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • For the cake:
  • Basic Vanilla Cake, baked and cooled
  • Sprinkles, for decorating
Directions

Make the frosting: Beat the butter and salt in a large bowl with a mixer on medium speed until smooth and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar until smooth. Add the vanilla, increase the mixer speed to medium high and beat until thick, about 2 more minutes. Add the milk a little at a time and beat until the frosting is spreadable but not runny.

Assemble the cake: Put 1 cake layer on a platter; spread 1 cup frosting on top. Top with the second cake layer, then cover the whole cake with the remaining frosting. Decorate with sprinkles.

Photograph by Levi Brown

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