Learn how to make this trendy buttercream flowers cake! This gorgeous cake was SO easy to make!
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For this cake, I baked three 8″ round cakes. I also made 3 batches of my vanilla buttercream frosting. There was a little buttercream leftover which I saved for a later project.
Super Easy Vanilla Cake Mix Recipe
This cake recipe is simple and delicious. It's my kids' favorite. It stays moist, easy to work with and is stable enough to cover in fondant.
- 2 Boxes White Cake Mix
- 2 cups All Purpose Flour
- 2 cups Granulated Sugar
- 1 ½ tsp Salt
- 2 2/3 cups Water
- ¼ cup Vegetable Oil
- 4 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 cups Sour Cream room temp
- 6 Large Eggs room temp
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Prepare pans by lining with parchment paper and spraying sides with Pam baking spray.
Combine all dry ingredients in mixing bowl. I like to run the cake mixes through a sieve to get out all the lumps. Whisk together all the dry ingredients with a wire whisk.
Add the remaining ingredients and mix on medium speed for a couple of minutes.
Bake at 325 degrees for 40 – 60 minutes depending on the size of your pans. Start checking with a toothpick around 40 minutes.
This will make two 6” round cakes and two 8” round cakes that are 2” deep.
An easy to make yet delicious American buttercream recipe
- 4 sticks unsalted butter softened
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 6 cups powdered sugar
In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip the butter until it is light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
Add vanilla, salt and heavy cream
Slowly add the powdered sugar. Add more cream for a thinner consistency, or more powdered sugar for a thicker consistency.
Turn mixer on high speed for 2 minutes to whip the buttercream until it's lighter in color. Hand stir to remove any air bubbles.
- For Mint Chocolate Chip, add 1/2 tsp of Mint extract (not peppermint) at the same time as the vanilla. After adding the powdered sugar, add a tiny bit of green food color gel. At the very end, hand stir in 1 1/3 cup of mini chocolate chips