Vanilla Spice Cake

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  • Time it takes: 2 hours
  • Difficulty Level: Beginner
  • Occasions: Birthday, Everyday, Summer Party, Mothers Day

Spice up your vanilla cake! Vanilla cakes are one of the most staple flavours by far but sometimes, you just need an extra kick! Try out my spiced vanilla cake if you want to add a little more flavour to my classic cake!

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Ingredients


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  • 2 ½ cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Table Salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter, at Room Temperature
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Large Eggs, at Room Temperature
  • 1 cup Whole Milk

Spice Mixture

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  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
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  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line the bottom of each cake pan with parchment paper.

  • Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl and whisk together. Set aside.

  • In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg for your spice mixture. Set aside.

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar of medium speed until light and fluffy, about 8 minutes

  • Add the eggs, two at a time, beating until each addition is incorporated before adding the next. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula when necessary.

  • Add the flour mixture in four parts, alternating with the milk in three parts, beating just until each addition is incorporated before adding the next; do not overmix.

  • Pour half of the batter into its pan, then sprinkle on the spice mixture. Be careful to avoid the edges so the sugar doesn’t burn! Pour the rest of the batter on top of the spice layer.

  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes for the 9 x 13-inch pan or minutes for 45 minutes for the 8-inch pans, rotating the pan(s) halfway through.

  • Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely in the pan(s). Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Loosen the edges with a straight spatula, invert the pan(s) to remove the cake, and peel off the parchment.

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