Last Updated on July 17, 2022
These sensational French vanilla cake recipes from scratch are the perfect choice for your next get-together. French vanilla is a cake recipe you can’t go wrong with. They are moist, flavorful, and the perfect addition to any party.
These recipes do require some intermediate baking experience, but they are well worth the work. They are great for making for any formal occasion such as a birthday or bridal shower. You will be impressed by just how good these cakes are.
What You Need to Make French Vanilla Cakes
To make this French Vanilla Cream Pound Cake by Group Recipes, you will need:
- 1 1/2 cups butter (3 sticks), room temperature
- 3 cups sugar
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 5 eggs, room temperature
- 1 cup French vanilla flavored creamer
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
To make this Versatile French Vanilla Cake Inspired by Martha Stewart, you will need:
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 3 large egg yolks
- 2 teaspoons French vanilla extract
- 1 cup buttermilk
For the Whipped Frosting:
- 3 large egg whites
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
To prepare the French Vanilla Cream Pound Cake, you will need:
- Large tube pan
- Cooking spray
- Wax Paper
- Large bowl
- Electric mixer
- Wire rack
To Prepare the Versatile French Vanilla Cake, you will need:
- 2 8-inch round cake pans
- Cooking spray
- Large mixing bowl
- Medium mixing bowl
- Electric mixer
- Wire rack
- Heatproof bowl
Step by Step Instructions: French Vanilla Cream Pound Cake
Step One: Preheat Oven and Prepare Tube Pan
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease the large tube pan with cooking spray and add wax paper to the pan.
Step Two: Cream Butter and Then Add Sugar
In a large bowl, cream the butter by using an electric mixer. Then, add the sugar to the butter and beat until it reaches a light and fluffy consistency.
Step Three: Add Eggs and Vanilla
Add the eggs into the batter one at a time and mix until incorporated. Then, add your vanilla extract to the batter and combine.
Step Four: Alternate Adding Flour and Creamer
With the mixer running on low, alternate adding the flour and creamer, ending with flour. Carefully pour the batter into the prepared cake pan.
Step Five: Bake the Cake
Bake the cake for approximately one hour and ten minutes, using a toothpick to check for doneness. Allow the bundt cake to fully cool at room temperature before serving.
Step by Step Instructions: Versatile French Vanilla Cake
Step One: Preheat Oven and Prepare Two Cake Pans
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray your two 8-inch cake pans with cooking spray.
Step Two: Combine Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, and Salt
In a medium mixing bowl, use a whisk to combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Step Three: Beat Together Butter and Sugar
In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Step Four: Add Eggs, Yolks, and French Vanilla
Adjust your mixer to low speed and add in the eggs and yolks, one at a time. Once all the eggs and yolks are incorporated into the batter, add the French Vanilla extract.
Step Five: Alternate Adding Flour and Buttermilk
Alternate adding in the flour and buttermilk into the cake batter. Begin with flour and also end with flour as well.
Step Six: Bake the Cakes
Pour the batter evenly into the two cake pans and bake for 32 to 35 minutes. Once done, let the cakes cool for 10 minutes in the pans before transferring them to a wire rack so they can fully cool.
Step Seven: Make the Whipped Frosting
Bring a saucepan of water to a simmer and place a heatproof bowl above it, but be sure they don’t touch. Then, add the egg whites, sugar, salt, and water to the heatproof bowl. Cook the mixture over medium heat for 2-3 minutes until the sugar dissolves or until it reaches 150 degrees Fahrenheit, whisking constantly.
Transfer the frosting to a large bowl and beat it on medium-high speed for around three minutes, until stiff, glossy peaks form. Then, turn the mixer down to low speed and add in the vanilla extract, mixing until just combined.
Step Eight: Frost the Cake
Once your cake is fully cool, take one cake and add a layer of frosting then place the other cake on top. Next, cover the rest of your cake with the remainder of your whipped frosting.
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Tips and Tricks
Store your French vanilla pound cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three to four days. For the versatile French vanilla cake, store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three to four days. The whipped frosting should be kept in the fridge when not serving as it is perishable.
Both French vanilla cakes can be frozen as well, simply place them uncovered in the freezer for an hour to set. Then, cover them in plastic wrap and aluminum foil and return them to the freezer for up to six months. When ready to eat, allow them to thaw at room temperature for two hours or overnight in the fridge.
Servings and Preparation Time
For the French Vanilla Cream Pound Cake:
|70 minutes||15 minutes||
For the Versatile French Vanilla Cake:
|32-35 minutes||15 minutes||
Amazing French Vanilla Cake Ideas
You simply can’t go wrong with homemade french vanilla cake. It is moist and rich, with an irresistible vanilla flavor that the whole family will love. Though it may take some skills to make these recipes, they are sure to be a hit at your next party.
These French vanilla cake recipes from scratch are both delicious and are great to bake for any occasion. They will stand out thanks to the addition of French vanilla.
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French Vanilla Cream Pound Cake
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease the large tube pan with cooking spray and add wax paper to the pan.
- In a large bowl, cream the butter by using an electric mixer. Then, add the sugar to the butter and beat until it reaches a light and fluffy consistency.
- Add the eggs into the batter one at a time and mix until incorporated. Then, add your vanilla extract to the batter and combine.
- With the mixer running on low, alternate adding the flour and creamer, ending with flour. Carefully pour the batter into the prepared cake pan.
- Bake the cake for approximately one hour and ten minutes, using a toothpick to check for doneness. Allow the bundt cake to fully cool at room temperature before serving.
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