Vanilla Butter Cake with a Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting is moist, tender and buttery.
Very easy to make from scratch with simple ingredients.
Serve with or without lemon cream cheese frosting (recipe below).
Serve with or without Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting.
Editor’s Note (September 27, 2021): Added helpful tips. Plus ten new photos.
Originally posted this recipe on August 10, 2018. The pics were rough. Thankfully, the new ones are much better!
DISCLAIMER (NOT SPONSORED): I have not been paid to endorse any product pictured on this page. Delighted to share the ingredients I purchased and used. The results were very good!
ORIGINAL RECIPE COURTESY OF LAND-O-LAKES
Discovered this recipe during a google search for a buttery vanilla cake with sour cream as an ingredient. It turned out great the first time I made it.
In my adjusted recipe, the cake’s name is changed and it’s slathered with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe below).
This recipe calls for baking powder, baking soda and salt.
ACCURATELY MEASURE ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
To accurately measure all-purpose flour: sift first, add sifted flour to the measuring cup with a spoon, level with a knife.
Never use un-sifted flour because it will be too much which causes the cake to dry, hard and inedible.
BAKE IN A 12-CUP TUBE PAN OR A 12-CUP BUNDT PAN
Pictured is the greased 12-cup tube pan I used. A 12-cup bundt pan will also work.
What’s the difference between a tube pan and a bundt pan?
According to SouthernLiving.com, a tube pan is any type of round baking pan that has a hollow tube in its center. The tube conducts heat, which helps large, deep cakes bake faster. Also helps the baked cake release easily from the pan.
Bundt pans have fluted sides that give baked cakes a decorative sculpted shape. The beautiful appearance doesn’t require fancy frosting.
Baking spray with flour is a genius invention in my humble opinion. I love that it’s quick, easy and NOT messy. How cool is that?!
LEMON CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
The tasty frosting is tangy-sweet and creamy. Easy to make with a few ingredients.