Vanilla Snack Cake Recipe
This vanilla snack cake recipe comes out moist and delicious and is then smothered with a tasty frosting. It is just the right size for a light dessert.
- 1 ½ cups cake flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- ½ cup whole milk
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 egg
- 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- ¾ cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 5 tablespoons whole milk
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray an 8x8 baking pan with nonstick spray, set it aside.
Using a medium-sized mixing bowl whisk together the cake flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set it aside.Pro Tip: It is very important that you do not over mix or aggressively mix the flour in; otherwise, the cake will be very dense.
Using a medium-sized mixing bowl whisk together the vegetable oil, milk, sour cream, egg, vanilla, and almond extract.
Gently fold in the flour mixture, folding just until the flour is incorporated.
Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 28 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Allow the cake to completely cool before frosting.Pro Tip: Place the cake in the freezer while you prepare the frosting, and it will be ready to ice and eat in no time.
Using a medium-sized mixing bowl, and a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, cream together the butter and vanilla for 1 to 1 ½ minutes.
Lower the mixer speed to low and add the powdered sugar and milk. Increase the mixer speed to medium. Mix for another 1 ½ to 2 minutes, or until the frosting is smooth and fluffy.
Use a silicone spatula or an offset spatula to spread the frosting evenly.
Calories: 555kcalCarbohydrates: 66gProtein: 4gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 22gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 160mgPotassium: 172mgFiber: 1gSugar: 50gVitamin A: 615IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 88mgIron: 1mg