Homemade Vanilla Cake


Very moist and dense homemade vanilla cake.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
1 9x9-inch cake


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup butter

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 ¾ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x9-inch pan.

  2. Beat sugar and butter together in a medium bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time; stir in vanilla extract and almond extract.

  3. Combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt in another bowl. Add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in milk until batter is smooth. Pour or spoon batter into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until it springs back to the touch, 30 to 40 minutes.

Cook's Note:

For cupcakes, bake 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

219 Calories
9g Fat
31g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 219
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 241mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 3g
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 54mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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