I am not sure when I got this recipe but it my favorite vanilla cake recipe- its easy, simple and basic and always turns out and tastes great! a winner all around! I cut it in half to make 12 large cupcakes-
This time around, I added food coloring to make the batter and layered it to make rainbowed cupcakes for two very special 4 yr olds!
Vanilla Cake (makes a 3 tiered nine inch cake)
1 cup of butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 3/4 cup flour
2 Tbs baking powder
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter until nice and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating inbetween each addition. In a separate bowl combine the flour and baking powder. Alternate pouring the milk and flour into the mixture until well combined, Always scrape the sides after each addition. Add vanilla.
Bake for 20-25 minutes
Whipped Cream Icing
2 cups of heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla or any other flavoring that would taste great on cupcakes!
Combine above ingredients and whip and whip till light and fluffy!