Best Vanilla Cake
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 30 min. + cooling
The picture of the cake looked beautiful. I made it for our 19th anniversary. I'm sorry, but the cake was sooo dry, the icing was good, but we ate a couple of pieces and threw the rest away.
I don’t understand all the bad reviews. This cake was amazing. I made it for my mom’s birthday and everyone loved it! It reminded me of vanilla wedding cake. Maybe the other reviewers didn’t have fresh ingredients or over baked it. Not dry in my opinion.
This cake was disappointing. It was dry and dense and the flavors didn’t come together. It not as sweet as I thought it should be and had a flour taste rather than a rich vanilla taste. It was almost like a muffin base where i would have added bananas or blueberries.
I was a little leery making this cake because of the expense of the ingredients. I thought let me give it a try. I am a very accomplished baker and I followed the recipe to the T. It turned out dry and dense and all I could taste was vanilla and flour. This recipe (and the Best Vanilla Buttercream recipe that goes with this cake) is the reason I have not renewed my subscription to Taste of Home.
This looked so good that i opted to make this for Easter instead of our traditional desserts. I was so disappointed. It was dry and dense like cornbread. This is the first time i ever saw a recipe where you add the butter
My family loved this cake. It was dense and moist with great vanilla flavor. The frosting was outstanding!
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Big disappointment. Very dry and dense. Virtually tasteless. Took me more than 4 hours to finish, using exact ingredients and following exact instructions. Also quite expensive, with vanilla paste plus vanilla, more than 2 pounds of butter and 14 eggs! Definitely needs fresh fruit and purée poured over slices, otherwise too dry. Don’t waste your time and money on this one. You can use a cake mix or buy a better vanilla cake at the bakery. Fair warning.