Vanilla Butter Cake with a Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting is moist, tender and buttery.
Very easy to make from scratch with simple ingredients.
Editor’s Note (September 27, 2021): Added helpful tips and 10 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!
Serve with or without lemon cream cheese frosting (recipe below).
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.
If the baking powder and baking soda have been in your pantry for awhile, TEST both before using. If they’re inactive, the cake will be flat and inedible.
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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 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.
GREASE THE CAKE PAN BEFORE ADDING CAKE BATTER
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.
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