Basic Vanilla Cake & Vanilla Wafers Recipe


I want to remind you that I always use ALL ORGANIC ingredients. And I’ll make a note next to an ingredient if I substitute with another due to allergy reasons. Enjoy.


Basic Vanilla Cake & Vanilla Wafers Batter

This moist single layer vanilla cake has a delicate texture and delectable crumb! I Love this cake! It is great alone, frosted or as a base for fun exciting berries and more!! I cut it in two layers and use it for my famous Strawberry & Berries Cake pictured below:

My Homemade Strawberries & Berries Shortcake
My Homemade Strawberries & Berries Shortcake


1 1/2 cup(s) sifted cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
1/2 cup(s) (1 stick) unsalted butter (I alternate with butter flavored crisco or smart balance vegan organic butter since my son is allergic to all cow dairy), softened
1 cup(s) sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup(s)  milk.  I use Organic Soy Milk as an alternate since my son is allergic to all cow dairy.


1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat an 9×3 inch
cake pan with butter and dust with all purpose flour. Sift the cake flour, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl.

2. Beat in the butter one heaping 1/4 teaspoonful at a time, using an electric mixer set on low speed, until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Beat in the sugar a tablespoon at a time, until the mixture resembles fine damp sand. Beat the eggs, vanilla and milk together before adding to the dry ingredients. Then pour in half wet mix to dry mix, beat together then add remaining wet mix to dry mix and beat on medium high, just until blended and smooth. Do not overbeat.

3. Pour into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean — 30 to 35 minutes. Cool cake in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes.

Fresh Organic Vanilla Cake & Berries Masterpiece
Fresh Organic Vanilla Cake & Berries Masterpiece

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Vanilla Wafers (cookies):

This vanilla cake batter also makes perfect vanilla wafers (cookies). You simply add an extra teaspoon of vanilla, spoon small quarter size little balls on to a cookie sheet and bake at 400F for 10 to 11 mins. the last 2 minutes move the rack to the top and bump temperature up to 425 to add a browning to the top.  I’ll post a picture as soonn as I get it off my phone.


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