Cake Boss Vanilla Recipe is Boss!

We love baking cupcakes in our house and I grew up with homemade cakes. I have always struggled with finding a classic vanilla cake that is flavorful and stays moist. The moist factor has always been my biggest gripe and box mixes always seem to fare better. That is until now.

My kids and I love seeing Buddy’s creations on tv and there has never been a doubt that he’s the Boss of Decorating. Since I have never eaten one of his cakes, I always wondered if he was also the Boss of Taste too!

After his appearance on Rachael Ray where he demonstrated his classic vanilla cake, I had to try it. I missed the first couple of minutes, but I did hear him talking about using oil instead of butter to make it moist.

Now, I love the taste of butter in baking, so I thought I would test his recipe using a mixture of the two. Instead of 3/4 cup of butter or oil, I used 1/2 cup of butter and 1/4 cup of oil. Now, I know butter and oil are not necessarily interchangeable in recipes in the same quantity, but I thought I would give it a whirl. I tend to fly by the seat of my pants a lot in the kitchen!  Since I made cupcakes, the baking time was adjusted to 17-20 minutes. 

Well, the result was amazing! Super moist cake with a wonderful flavor!  They are topped with a traditional buttercream (I’ll share that recipe soon as I am constantly tweaking it). I can’t wait to make this as a cake with a yummy filling (maybe my favorite strawberry one!!)  My mouth is already watering!!

Happy Baking,


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